The best guitarists of Russia - part two
Today we continue to remember the names of people who have long been dubbed one of the of the best guitarists in Russia. Of course, everyone will have their own personal top of domestic guitar gurus, but in order to make our list as close to the readers' opinion as possible, we relied directly on it! Well, and on the opinion of some music lovers from forums, so the selection promises to be interesting.
Well, in part one, we had time to mention Vladimir Kuzmin, Dmitry Maloletov and other rocks. Who are we talking about today? Let's find out together! By the way: write in the comments who, in your opinion, could easily be on this list - we will be happy to discover new or unfairly overlooked names.
The public knows Golutvin very well. This man has played in so many bands in his career that one can easily lose count! VIA "Dobry Molodtsy", VIA "Vesyolye Respubliki", "Araks". - This is only a part of the projects to the legacy of which Vadim Yurievich has made his undeniable contribution.
In addition to his mastery of the guitar, Golutvin was also a producer, composer, arranger and songwriter. Music lovers dubbed him one of the best guitarists in the country, while the Andrei Makarevich called Vadim "one of the best instrumentalists in Soviet rock".
Game Valery Didiuli a lot of people like him. His work is folk and fusion with new-age influences.
Even in a composition without words Didyulia is able to touch the hearts of the audience. He is a virtuoso, and a most favourite guitarist, whose concerts in our country are attended with great pleasure. His character is, of course, God willing! But that's another story.
Smirnov is loved and a pleasure to listen to. He is an electroacoustic guitarist who performed music in the genre of ethno-fusion. Unfortunately, in November 2018, the musician passed away: his departure was sudden and unexpected for everyone... He was 63 years old.
Smirnov played in an ensemble "Arsenal."and then went solo. His live album is particularly revered "The land where the sun sleeps." 2003.
Konstantin Nikolsky may be a rather controversial figure on our list. First of all, of course, he is a songwriter, arranger and performer. But his guitar playing abilities are also very impressive.
Konstantin Nikolayevich demonstrates a rare phenomenon - modesty and restraint. He has no need to attract people to his concerts with something extraordinary. Only soul, only sincerity in every note... For this we respect him personally.
Alas, the career of this hopeful guitarist, like his life, proved to be too short.... Dmitry Selivanov passed away of his own accord in 1989 at the age of 25.
Despite the fact that he was too young, Selivanov became one of the rock legends of Novosibirsk. He was a flamboyant improviser, a member of the famous band "Kalinov Most". Dimitri also had time to play in "Civil Defence." with Egor Letov, and set up his own project called Industrial Architecture. Perhaps a great future awaited him.....
No exaggeration: Dmitry Lvovich - the idol of millions. Besides being a good guitarist, he is also a talented songwriter and performer!
Founding member of the rock band "Black Coffee."Varshavsky picked up a guitar as a teenager. Then he began to compose his first songs. Today the man is almost 60 years old, and he continues to delight fans with his playing and not only.
As music lovers call it - a clump, that's all it is. Alexei Kuznetsovwho turns 81 in September 2022, is more than just a skilled guitarist. He is a composer, educator, and populariser jazz guitar and a vibrant member of the jazz mainstream!
Alexei Alekseevich spoke internationally - from Asia to the USA! In addition to his own works, Kuznetsov performs world-famous jazz standards and popular compositions that do not belong to this genre - hits of the Beatles, Michael Jackson and other artists. This is a unique case when you become a guitar guru without even knowing how to play music!
You probably know this guitarist.
Timur Mardaleishvili is famous for being a member of the classic line-up of the band. "Arax.". His playing stands out as recognisable and strong. Many aspiring guitarists are inspired by it.
We've decided to round out our selection Alexei Belovwhich is known not only in our country, but also in the West.
Together with the group "Gorky Park" Belov worked and lived in the USA for some time. It should be noted that this was a successful and in its own way unique Soviet band, which was compared to Mötley Crüe and other foreign glam rockers. Belov later married a singer Olga Kormukhinaand started writing songs for her.