Go, Little Goat...

Veronika Povilionienė, Petras Vyšniauskas 
Išlėk, Sakale [Fly, Falcon, Fly]


01. Islek, sakale... (Fly, Falcon...) [06:14]
02. Bliuzas (Blues) [03:56]
03. Vai tu dziemed... (Oh, You Wormwood...) [02:45]
04. Sutartine [04:24]
05. Eik, ozeli (Go, Little Goat...) [05:22]
06. Lek gervele (A Crane Is Flying...) [03:14]
07. Kad jau saulute (Cause The Sun...) [04:44]
08. Sutems tamsi (Dark Night Is Coming...) [06:38]
09. Sutartine (Lament) [03:50]
10. Rauda [01:43]
11. Ein motuse (Mother Is Going...) [03:07]

Recorded in Vilnius, Lithuania in 1992.

Soprano Saxophone, Bass Clarinet – Petras Vyšniauskas
Vocals – Veronika Povilionienė

 Backing Vocals – Juozas Bakutis, Valdas Matulis, Vilmantė Liubinienė, Virgilijus Liubinas, Virginijus Meškinis, Vita Matulienė, Zina Stirneckaitė




This duo of first class musicians has been well-known for over a decade. Veronika Povilionienė is the most famous Lithuanian folk singer with a career spanning more than 40 years. She is always creatively challenging herself by engaging in various projects with jazz, pop, and rock musicians. Petras Vyšniauskas has made his mark as a top saxophonist, well-known for his masterful jazz and contemporary music interpretations. Their innovative, freely breathing songs are a beautiful mix of folk music sensibility and modern classical virtuosity.

Ugnius Liogė

Veronika Povilionienė, the most famous performer of Lithuanian folk songs, has become a symbol of national culture. Originally from Dzūkija, the singer has inherited the tradition from the old singers of this region. Veronika Povilionienė's voice is strong and evocative; it reveals, with expression, the extraordinary beauty of the Dzūkian monodic songs, their modes and melodic turns. Apart from abundant solo performances and recordings, the singer frequently gives concerts with the folk ensemble Blezdinga and the ensemble of Indian classical music Lyla. The singer is also famous for her collaborations with jazz musicians and contemporary classical composers (saxophonist Petras Vyšniauskas, composers Vidmantas Bartulis and Bronius Kutavičius), other renowned artists, poets and film directors. One of her most notable recent projects is the program of historic and war songs Kada sūneliai sugrįš (When Our Sons Come Back), arranged by the composer Giedrius Svilainis and recorded with the Lithuanian Armed Forces’ Honour Guard Band.
"Soprano saxophonist Petras Vysniauskas, a Lithuanian, is I believe one of the most profoundly original musicians concentrating on that instrument -- his jagged phrases expanded on determinedly original intervals and his sound is powerful -- stronger and more pointed than Sam River's has become, for instance, more densely concentrated than the late Steve Lacy's, if not polyphonic in the manner of Evan Parker." - Howard Mandel, NYC, USA, 2007

"... Petras Vysniauskas is one of the best soprano saxists we've heard in many years ... " - Bruce Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery, NYC, 2006

"Something of the rugged beauty of the Lithuanian countryside and the passion of many of his fellow countrymen has been breathed into his music. For me Petras Vysniauskas' music remains unforgettable because of his clear, individual concept. The use of themes from traditional folk music is one facet of this saxophonist, who reflects both the modern development in jazz and the sound idioms of the new and latest improvised and composed music. However, as he himself says, his feeling for folk music is part of his musical identity. And he adds: "In Lithuanian folk songs I hear echoes of John Coltrane; I try to combine this with the free form of expression offered by modern jazz". (Bert Noglik/1990) 



roberth said...

miquel do you have a contact
for elementmusical.blogspot.com
i just discovered them yesterday thru your referral.
and discovered carlos pardes
and i missed that one needed to sign up with yr email as the blog was about to become invitation only.
any thoughts about how to sign up now? robert

Miguel said...

sorry, I don't have a contact...

there is an email, why don't you just write...