Russian saxophonist Alexander Pischikov is an important influence on the Latvian jazz scene of the 1960s. We can listen to his strong and open hard bop saxophone sound on Raimonds Pauls Trio jazz suite Southern Watercolours from THE LOST LATVIAN RADIO STUDIO SESSIONS 1965 / 1966.
Zilās Sūnas (Live At The Peat Amphitheater SOLSTICE)
It Doesn't Coun't When You Believe (Live At The LIELAIS DZINTARS)
From the movie IDENTITIES. THE RECORDING
Kristaps Vanadzinsh Trio talks about the composition "Land of hope and glory" from the upcoming album "The Love Garden Has Overgrown". Subtitles in ENG.
Women in Rage imagines the anger of mythical female monstrosities—Medusa, Pontianak, Rokurokubi, Venus, Lilith and many other ladies—from whom we have inherited the figure of the supernatural woman. By turning the lens away from the myth towards the antagonist, this animated short film rages with their injustices, prejudices, subjugation, and bodies. These women are angry. So are we.
Writer: Yanyun Chen. Director and animator: Sara Chong. Music: “Jabberwocky” by Endless Roar
Mareks Ameriks talks about label, jazz and evolution of music mediums. About vinyl revival and analogue approach in music recording, pandemic time and future plans.
Subtitles in ENG and RU.
Music writer and saxophonist Mikus Solovejs talks with guitarist Jānis Ruņģis about his solo recording session at Nurme church. About story behind the album YGGDRASIL, life in music, influences, teachers, sound and inventions, J.S. Bach and more. Filmed on November 30. 2020. Subtitles in ENG and RU.
Conversation with saxophonists Liudas Mockūnas and Arvydas Kazlauskas before their duo performance and recording session in the peat amphitheater "Solstice", in Drabiņi bog, Jelgava region, Latvia. Interviewed by Mikus Solovejs. Filmed on September 16. 2020. Subtitles in LV and RU.
Recording session - concert of duo Liudas Mockūnas / Arvydas Kazlauskas at the Peat amphitheater - nature concert hall in the bog - "Solstice". Filmed on September 16. 2020.
Reporting from the Concert Hall "Latvija" in Ventspils. Recording all analog albums of pianist Kristaps Vanadziņš Trio and jazz / spoken word project "klausies". Filmed by Kurzemes TV and broadcasted in ReTV.
Jersika Records founder Mareks Ameriks discover the story behind Charles Lloyd Quartet album " In The Soviet Union. Recorded At The Tallinn Jazz Festival" and controversy around Latvian jazz combo "Zvaigznīte" and talking with festival witnesses Mārtiņš Saulespurēns and Juris Āķis, who was also festival representative in Latvia back in 1967.
Filmed on April 18. 2019, January 6., 23. 2020. Subtitles in ENG and RU
Music writer and saxophonist Mikus Solovejs talks with saxophonist, composer and Latvian Radio Big Band leader Kārlis Vanags about his latest vinyl release on Jersika Records and life in music. Filmed on May 23. 2020. Subtitles in ENG and RU.
JAZZ.RU look back at the Reel-to-Reel analog recording session of Kārlis Vanags / Latvian Radio Big Band album IDENTITIES
Endless Roar has been an active experimental music group since 2014, and released their first vinyl album "RUSH HUSH" with Jersika Records on October 25 2019. On December 7, Endless Roar presented the album with a special concert at Gertudes Theatre, Riga, Latvia.
Album "VARIATIONS" by Vyacheslav Ganelin / Deniss Pashkevich / Arkady Gotesman awarded as best jazz album in Latvia 2019. Short interview with Deniss Pashkevich after receiving award. Filmed by TVNET on 18.02.2020. Subtitles in ENG and RU
Official video for composition "Op.2" from LP Stanislav Yudin / Asnate Rancane "Op.2"
Music writer and saxophonist Mikus Solovejs talks with Latvian bassist and composer Stanislav Yudin about his releases on Jersika Records, about his roots and future goals, life and music. Filmed on October 14. 2019. Subtitles in ENG and RU
Music writer and saxophonist Mikus Solovejs talks with Latvian musician, composer, saxophonist Deniss Pashkevich about his latest release on Jersika Records, about his roots and future goals, life and music. Filmed on July 31. 2019. Subtitles in ENG and RU
Jersika Records founder Mareks Ameriks talks with Latvian double-bassist, composer Ivars Galenieks about his recordings published on vinyl so far, about stories behind each of those records etc. Filmed on May 27. 2019. Subtitles in ENG and RU