Ponomarev, Oleg / Master Of The Russian Gypsy Violin
Album: Master Of The Russian Gypsy Violin   Collection:World
Artist:Ponomarev, Oleg   Added:Feb 2006
Label:Arc Music Inc.  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-04-09 Pull Date: 2006-06-11 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Jun 4 May 28 May 21 Apr 30 Apr 23 Apr 16
Airplays: 3 3 1 2 1 5

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 14, 2022: At the Cafe Bohemian (rebroadcast from Jun 14, 2017)
4. May 18, 2009: Loxodromica
Souvenir de Villingen
2. Jun 14, 2017: At the Cafe Bohemian
5. Jun 01, 2006: Baptism of Solitude
3. Jul 13, 2013: Music Casserole
6. May 31, 2006: the evil twins

Album Review
Reviewed 2006-03-16
He is a Gypsy. He does play the violin. And he plays it very well. So I guess he lives up to the title. Here it’s everything from classical to folk to jazz – with a lot of originals. He & most of the band played with the Hot Club of Dublin (there’s a Hot Club of Dublin? Who knew?), and tend to run a thread of Gypsy jazz through it all. He plays violin, viola, guitar. Backed by additional guitars, violins, and bass. All instrumentals.

*1. Folk dance w/varying tempos and lots of energy.
2. A slow, romantic Grapelli tune. Lovely.
3. Starts restrained, gets into a bright Gypsy jazz trio.
4. A slow, sad hora. Well played but a bit pale. Picks up at end.
5. Romantic, sweet, old-fashioned. Very pretty.
*6. Bright folk dance, mostly midtempo, then gets fast.
*7. Starts slow, picks up, driving strings. Gets jazzy. Cool.
8. He’s his own trio on this one. Mostly mid, picks up. Folksy.
*9. Uptempo blend of Gypsy folk/jazz. Fun.
10. Starts slow/nostalgic, gets faster, slower. Sweetly melodic.
11. Midtempo, then bouncy. Sweet Gypsy-Jewish love song.
12. Based on a Pushkin story. An elegant, classical sound. Slow.
13. Midtempo, solid rhythm. Varying tempos. Classic Gypsy folk.
14. Starts slow, gets fast, then slow… Nicely emotional at times.

Track Listing
1. Lakatosh   8. Bear Dance
2. Souvenir de Villingen   9. Turka
3. Polonez   10. Deda
4. Hora   11. Odessa
5. I'll Tell You Why   12. Romance
6. Smelka   13. Lautary
7. Doina   14. Wedding Song