Igor Drukh lives in St. Petersburg, composing all kinds of music. Serious concertgoers accept him as the author of intricate extraordinary opuses in modern style. However, the other sphere of his music activity is also known to his listeners, i. e. Igor Drukh is a skillful jazzman. Serious composer and jazz pianist in one — isn't it striking indeed!
The collection “Syncope” by Igor Drukh is called forth to take young musicians along jazz stylistic peculiarities.
The collection consists of two parts. The first part invites little ones of the 2nd-3rd years studying to scamper along nine miniatures based on the popular jazz themes. Easy pieces in ? major are a good chance of getting into rhythmical gear without fail.
The second part of the collection “Syncope” includes seven jazz piano pieces by Igor Drukh. These miniatures with sticking witty titles will take young musicians along jazz stylistic peculiarities.
Of course, any student's sense of rhythm will be mastered by means of these pieces. Traditional jazz genres are presented here, i. e. spiritual, song-ballad, jazz waltz, stride, rumba, ragtime and polyphonic fughetta (being the kind of the offering to Scott Joplin, “king of ragtime” despite its classic title).
The order of pieces is stipulated by the objectives to be overcome.
Hopefully, Igor Drukh's music will take fancy of both young musicians and their teachers.
Mastering may be more efficient with the CD attached to the “Syncope”. Young musicians are welcome to catch the rhythm and join the composer's gust.