[Music] Melodiya Ensemble – Vashi Lyubimye Pesni Igraet

Funky Jazz from the house band of the Soviet state record label, the Melodiya Ensemble. There’s almost no info on the band, but there is an article on Soviet Funk, so enjoy.

[Video] ABC Ansambl Angela Vlatkovića – Snovi (1975, LP)

One wonders if Blaxploitation soundtracks were big in the Former Yugoslavia. Here’s Serbian bandleader Angelo Vlatković funking out.

[Video] Sofia Gubaidulina – The Seven Last Words, I-III

Sofia Gubaidulina is my favorite female Russian composer (along with Iraida Yusupova and the late Galina Ustvolskaya). She is a practicing Orthodox Christian, and this piece melds Ancient Christianity with the avant-garde.