PODCAST: Jazz Pianist Vadim Neselovskyi Walks the Line Between Following Form and Breaking It

By 
Chandler Dalton
February 14, 2018
Vadim Neselovskyi, an assistant professor in the Piano Department

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Middle Eastern Festival, a showcase that explores the vast range of music from the Middle East and beyond. One of the performers at the March 1 event will be Vadim Neselovskyi, an assistant professor in the Piano Department, who composes pieces that combine influences from his Ukranian upbringing, his time in Germany, and his studies in the United States.

One example of the depth and creativity of Neselovskyi’s work is a song from his trio's latest album, Get Up and Go, which feels more like a full symphony than an album of individual songs. In this episode of Sounds of Berklee, we'll take a listen to the lead track, “On a Bicycle,” featuring his rippling and ethereal piano-playing as well as the work of fellow band members Dan Loomis on bass and Ronen Itzik on drums.

Produced by Chandler Dalton
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