Erich Heinemann, a mandolin player from Bonn who writes about mandolin on his site www.mandolinen-museum.de has discovered the homepage of a very interesting Russian ensemble with domra, balalaika, balalaika bass, accordion, drums and last but not least a saxofone – the Bis-Quit ensemble from Saint Petersburg in Russia.
The group is composed of six professional players, each of them a great virtuoso on his instrument. This ensemble plays a broad selection of traditional Russian folk, classical jazz and even pop songs. I have found six youtube videos of the Bis-Quit ensemble that show the different kind of music played by this group. More videos can be found on the homepage of the Bis-Quit ensemble.
The following text has been taken from the Bis-Quit homepage:
The musical ensemble «BIS-QUIT» was formed in 2002 by students of the Saint-Petersburg musical college named after N.A.Rimsky-Korsakov.A group of young musicians decided to blend the sound of russian folk instruments with that of the saxophone. And now the group has proved that is nothing impossible for them in the realm of music.
Through years of work and perfomance the group’s repertoire has acquired works of different genres and styles:
Classical, jazz, country, tango, latin and of course russian folk music. All arangements are made by the group’s leader Andrew Antipov.
From 2002-2006 with support of ELBA GROUP company, «MELODY» recording studio and the «EURO-shows» company the ensemble has released four alboms of different genres:
Russian Folk Music, Popular World Music, Jazz and the Golden Collection of the «BIS-QUIT» ensemble. Throughout this time , the «BIS-QUIT» ensemble has managed to master practically all known musical genres.
- Balalaika double bass(large balalaika) – Andrew Antipov
- Small domra(russian mandalin) – Olga Evstafyeva
- Balalaika – Rustam Gafarov
- Accordeon – Alexandr Satzenko
- Percussion – Vladimir Maslov
- Saxophone – Alexey Strelko
Enjoy the music of the Bis-Quit Ensemble!
Sting & Dominic Miller Shape Of My Heart BIS-QUIT ORCHESTRA-Музыкальный Бис-Квит
Blue Bossa Kenny Dorham BIS-QUIT ORCHESTRA-Музыкальный Бис-Квит
Homepage Bis-Quit: http://www.bis-quit.ru/
youtube Channel of Andrew Antipov: http://www.youtube.com/user/antipovmusic
Mandolinen-Museum Homepage Blog by Erich Heinemann: http://www.mandolinen-museum.de/mm/