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Alexander Shulgin

Alexander Shulgin is a leading executive in the new Russian music industry, having worked with such iconic artists as Valeria, Mumiy Troll, Dima Malikov, and many others. Mr. Shulgin owns and operates Familia Entertainment, a record label, and Familia Publishing, a publishing company. In addition to top-10 songs, his catalogue includes a diverse array of rare releases, including hundreds of the best-known Russian gypsy songs, Songs of Siberian Exile and Best Songs of WWI, all of which are part of Russia's unique musical heritage.

Shulgin's career began at the age of 19 in the legendary Russian rock band The Cruise, regarded as the first rock-band of the USSR to tour abroad (1983-1986). Despite being known as anti-Soviet and no mass media attention, The Cruise went on to sell 20 million copies of their debut album in 1985.

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”Alexander Shulgin’s piano album to me is a world view of now a wisdom artist on his way from complicated to simple.

Musing of “Lestnitsa k Solntsu”, сounterpoints of “Primadonna”, evanescence and clarity of “Verneshsya”, carnality of “Santimento Paterno”. A soul is following it’s reflection in sounds, sometimes feeling sad, sometimes feeling joyful, time and again feeling nostalgic…

It is a look at oneself, at life, at one’s past and future. A look that can be sheared easily with us, with the listening public, because this look belongs to us and to our life too.

So we feel grateful for the artist for his sincerity and invitation for communion.” Yuri Rozum, People's Artist of Russia, pianist

“We felt that working with the two pieces of music from prima donna was a very interesting and unique challenge

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Triptych: Shulgin's Songbook
Triptych: Shulgin's...




Ada Rovatti Ada Rovatti
Mirko Fait Mirko Fait
sax, soprano
Steve Greenbaum Steve Greenbaum
guitar, acoustic
Anita Wardell Anita Wardell
Shigeki Kawahara Shigeki Kawahara
Ron Fattorusso
Jay Beckenstein Jay Beckenstein
Tom Braxton Tom Braxton
Reggie Buie Reggie Buie
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