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Riga Groove Electro:

Deniss Pashkevich - sax, flute, bass clarinet
Madars Kalnins - rhodes piano, piano
Norberts Skraucis - el. bass
Kaspars Grigalis - drums
Neff Irizarry II - el. guitar
DJ Monsta vinyl

Guests:

Villu Veski /Estonia/ - sax
Sofia Rubina - /Estonia/ - vocal
Karl Martin Almquist - /Sweden/ - sax
Ulf Adaker /Sweden/ - trumpet
David Goloschokin /Russia/ - trumpet, vibes
Jukka Eskola /Finland/ - trumpet
Erling Wicklund /Norway/ - trombone
Seth Sharp /Iceland/ - vocal
Gianni Bardaro /Denmark/ - sax
Jan Freicher /Poland/ - vibes
Sebastian Studnitzky /Germany/ - trumpet
Liudas Mockunas /Lithuania/ - sax
Jolanta Gulbe /Latvia/ - vocal

Project "Balticness" is one of the central activities of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States in 2007/2008. As part of this project series of jazz concerts and performance by the eminent Latvian saxophone player Deniss Pashkevich and his band "Riga Groove Electro" (RGE) togeather with local jazz artists from all Baltic Sea Region countries - Estonia, Finland, Russia, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Lithuania - playing original compositions and national themes in jazz settings is important part of this project.

This CD collection of 14 live recordings made during this tour in 11 concerts in 11 cities in 11 countries.

Special thanks to Rock Cafe Tallinn, Malmitalo Festival Hall in Helsinki, Jazz Philharmony Hall in St. Petersburg, Fasching in Stockholm, Herr Nilsen Jazz Club in Oslo, Gaukur A Stong in Reykjavik, Copenhagen Jazz House in Copenhagen, Quasimodo in Berlin, Akwarium Jazzarium in Poland, L'amour in Vilnius and the Latvian National Opera in Riga.

*recorded live concerts from November 2007 - May 2008

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released January 1, 2008

produced by: Deniss Pashkevich
produced in co-operation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia
Mixing, mastering: Gatis Zakis (Sound Division Studios)
Design: Arturs Tigulis
Project management: Sandra Martinsone, Indulis Dzenītis

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Deniss Pashkevich

Steeped in the tradition of John Coltrane, Deniss Pashkevich is a latvian flautist and saxophonist, producer, ad-libber, composer and educator with a profound calling

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