La Minor
La Minor
  • country:Russian Federation
  • region:Eastern Europe
  • style(s):Folk, Klezmer
  • label:Eastblok Music
  • type:Band
  • gender:male
  • instrumentation:instrumental, vocal
  • artist submitted by:Eastblok Music

Line up

  • Alexander Ezhov (bayan, vocal, piano)
  • Evgeny Bobrov (drums, percussion, vocal)
  • Igor Boytsov (tenor sax, vocal)
  • Leonid Agaphonov (upright bass)
  • Viacheslav Shalygin (lead vocal)
  • Vladimir Uspenskiy (guitar, banjo, mandolin)

La Minor’s music invites you to a glass of wine as well as to dance. The Bayan (the Russian button accordion) pushes, the saxophone flatters and singer Slava Shalygin tells his lyrical gangster stories: backyard songs about bad boys, love, passion, alcohol and prison.
La Minor plays so-called street chanson, Russian folk, jazz and klezmer (Odessa style). Their songs sound like musical detective stories about little rascals and tragic loves - joyful and melancholic at the same time.

Records

"Oboroty" - La Minor