Recent Release: Love's Tango
LOVE'S TANGO is a collection of original latin/jazz songs co-written by Alexander Nakhimovsky (music/piano/arrangements) & June Bisantz (vocals/lyrics).
We're happy to announce that Love's Tango has been awarded a 2019 Silver Global Music Award for Outstanding Achievement in the album & lyrics/songwriting categories.
Bisantz & Nakhimovsky have recorded, performed and toured together since 2005. This is their third recording project together and first writing collaboration. They share a love of classical music, Latin rhythms and jazz harmonies, and a serious playfulness that has distinguished and energized their partnership. The CD features, along with many accomplished musicians, renowned trombonist Steve Davis and smooth jazz guitarist Norman Johnson.
LOVE’S TANGO celebrates the many ways we experience love - romantically, exuberantly and philosophically.
In the words of Adjoran Horvat, Staccatofy, “Bisantz has a low burn sensuality that percolates with assuredness and sophistication, and Nakhimovsky is genius with his colorizations of the melodies. Delightfully witty lyrics, paired with music that enlivens the senses and lightens your heart. An engaging listen from start to finish, Love’s Tango is a recording of urbanity and splendor.”
Pianist ALEX NAKHIMOVSKY enjoys a versatile career as a performer, recording artist, producer, composer and educator. His musical accomplishments as a jazz and classical artist include musical direction, arranging, solo and ensemble performances.
He has toured throughout the United States, Russia, Japan and Israel, performing with jazz legends Benny Golson, Jackie McLean, Jimmy Cobb, Valery Ponomarev, Sheila Jordan, Curtis Fuller, Victor Bailey and Grammy-nominated artists Bill Evans, Carla Cook, Jazzmeia Horn & Rene Marie. His performance as soloist with award winning Joe Hisaishi’s New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra in Tokyo was recorded and released on the Universal label as American In Paris in 2005. Later that year, Nakhimovsky toured with the Orchestra, performing in Japan’s major concert halls.
As co-producer of Russia’s Baikal Waves International.Jazz Festival since 2006, Alex has made cross-cultural connections for several Russian Music Festivals, bringing important international artists such as Tania Maria, Richard Bona, Mike Stern, Jeff Tain Watts & Jeff Lorber to Russia. He is currently co-founder and artistic director of the BSBI Jazz Festival in Manchester, CT.