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Magic land

2007 / Sony Classical

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Magic land

Igor Butman - tenor-saxophone, soprano saxophone,
Chick Corea - piano,
Randy Brecker - trumpet,
Stefon Harris - vibes,
John Patitucci - double bass,
Jack DeJohnette - drums

Track list

Bu-ra-ti-no (From motion picture "The Adventures of Buratino")
Amazing Far (From motion picture "A guest from the future")
Friends song (From cartoon "Bremen Town Musicians")
Water skis (From cartoon series "Nu, pogodi!")
Song of Little lion and Turtle (From cartoon "How Little Lion and a Turtle sang a song")
Lullaby of Mommy bear (From cartoon "Umka")
Summer Song (From cartoon "Santa Claus & Summer")
Golden Sun Ray (From cartoon "The Bremen Town Musicians")
Chunga-Changa (From cartoon "Little Boat")
Lullaby (From cartoon "In the footsteps of Bremen Town Musicians")

A genuine best seller. Magic Land, features ten recordings of popular cartoon themes from his native country. With an all-star band including Chick Corea on piano, drummer Jack DeJohnette, bassist John Papitucci, Randy Brecker on Trumpet and Stefon Harris on vibes, Magic Land shows off both Butman's incredible skills as well as his playful side. As Jack DeJohnette, who also produced the album, writes in the liner notes, "I like Igor's tone, sound, Energy. I listened to the music and I thought it's an interesting concept for recording. This cartoon music is part of the Russian culture. It has a historical value as well...People will see cartoon feelings through some of the pieces, but also see the different jazz approach that musicians bring".