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Pianist Igor Bril's tour of the United States in 1988 with his quartet helped show Americans that, in addition to avant-garde music and some dixieland, bebop was alive in the Soviet Union. Bril had led a trio as early as the mid-1960's and, although jazz was officially discouraged at home, he has managed to play jazz throughout much of his life. He worked with bands led by Yuri Saulsky (1966-69), Aleksey Kozlov and German Luk'yanow before putting together his own septet (1972-81... Read more

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