Moscow-born Arkady Shilkloper is one of the leading horn players in jazz. In the 1970s and 80s, he played French horn in the Bolshoi Theater Orchestra and the Moscow Philharmonic Symphony. Since then, he’s collaborated with folk, fusion and progressive rock ensembles, and is perhaps best known in improvised jazz circles for his work with the Moscow Art Trio, Elvin Jones, Lew Soloff, Pierre Favre and the Vienna Art Orchestra. While I’d known Shilkloper’s recordings, I finally got to see him perform in the summer of 2012 at the Alfa Jazz Festival in Lviv, Ukraine. Two days later we met for this session. [Photo by Larry Appelbaum]
Here’s the final part of this interview with John McLaughlin from June 2, 2012 at the Alfa Jazz Festival in Lviv, Ukraine. Pt. 1 of this interview can be found here.
You mention that you’ve had a number of musical gurus in your life: Ravi Shankar, Monk, Coltrane… who else?
Miles. Oh yeah.
Can you say what you’ve learned from Miles?
Here’s a post I wrote this past summer for LC’s Music Division blog detailing the origin of the jazz standard everyone assumed was written by Miles Davis. Check the audio clip embedded and you’ll hear what I mean.
Chuck Wayne, 1947
(by William P. Gottlieb)