Tuesday, October 04, 2016

The Girshevich Trio releases debut recording Algorithmic Society; featuring 12-year-old drummer Aleks Girshevich with legendary bassist Eddie Gomez and veteran pianist Vlad Girshevich

"Pianist/composer Vlad Girshevich is a thrilling and adventurous talent." - Bass Players United

"Folks on the Colorado music scene have been talking for years about the tremendously talented drummer Aleks Girshevich, who was born in 2001." - All About Jazz

Algorithmic Society, the debut recording from the Gershevich Trio, brings together three generations of musicians: 12-year-old drum prodigy Aleks Girshevich, his father veteran pianist Vlad Girshevich and legendary bassist Eddie Gomez.  Their mutual respect shines through on this album of originals written by the father and son team with Aleks creating the grooves and Vlad penning the melodies.

Aleks was greatly inspired by the Grammy winning Cuban percussionist Horacio "el Negro" Hernandez. The tunes incorporate influences of great composers from the history of music while also integrating more modern ideas.

The music is augmented by a string section on several tracks and on Healing the Chaos, Rony Barrak plays Darbouka, Rig and Dal adding a Middle Eastern flair.

A classically trained pianist from Uzbekistan, Vlad Girshevich began his training at the age of 4 years old. He became interested in jazz as a teenager and never looked back. He moved to Colorado in the early 90's and has performed with a wide range of jazz greats: Bob Berg, Stanley Jordan, Ernie Watts and, while at the Thelonious Monk Institute at Jazz Aspen/Snowmass, he performed with Jerry Gonzales, Arturo Sandoval, and the legendary drummer Horacio "el Negro" Hernandez.  He has performed at numerous jazz festivals including the Rostov Jazz Festival, Santa Fe Jazz Festival, Vail Jazz Festival, and the Windham Chamber Festival among others. His son Aleks joined his trio when he was only 10 years old.

Aleks Girshevich released his first trio CD at age 11 entitled Tomorrow which received "a first rate 5 star release" from Critical Jazz and 4 stars from All About Jazz. He was named one of the Best Student Musicians of 2015 in DownBeat Student Music Awards in the category of "Jazz Soloist - Drums."

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