Arkady Gotesman

Arkady Gotesman is one of the most resourceful and versatile Lithuanian percussionists. Gotesman made his jazz debut in the 80s, later collaborated with exponents of various trends including Roland Dahinden, Vladimir Volkov, Vyacheslav Gaivoronsky, Arkady Shilkloper, Julian Joseph, John Zorn, Jack Siron, Frank London, Anthony Coleman, Charles Gayle, Tim Daisy, Joey Baron, Barry Guy, Dominic Duval, Dave Douglas and Albert Beger.

 

 

Rolandas Rastauskas & Arkady Gotesman - Throw

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Rolandas Rastauskas & Arkady Gotesman - Throw

Mussorgsky Trio - Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle

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Mussorgsky Trio - Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle

Liudas Mockūnas & Arkady Gotesman - Tamsta Blues

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Liudas Mockūnas & Arkady Gotesman - Tamsta Blues

Tomas Kutavičius & Arkady Gotesman - From Past to Present

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Tomas Kutavičius & Arkady Gotesman - From Past to Present

Biography

Arkady Gotesman (b. 1959) is one of the most resourceful and versatile Lithuanian percussionists.

Gotesman made his jazz debut in the 80s, later collaborated with exponents of various trends including Roland Dahinden, Vladimir Volkov, Vyacheslav Gaivoronsky, Arkady Shilkloper, Julian Joseph, John Zorn, Jack Siron, Frank London, Anthony Coleman, Charles Gayle, Tim Daisy, Joey Baron, Barry Guy, Dominic Duval, Dave Douglas and Albert Beger.

For many years the percussionist has been working with Vyacheslav Ganelin, Petras Vyšniauskas, Vladimir Tarasov, Liudas Mockūnas, Dainius Pulauskas and Tomas Kutavičius. He also collaborates with Vilnius Jazz Orchestra and ACCOsax Freeminded trio; has presented original projects with Juozas Kuraitis, Eugenijus Kanevičius and many other improvisers. His latest passion is keyboards and drums duo with pianist Dmitrij Golovanov. The duo favours spontaneous improvisation stemming from a combination of acoustic percussion gestures, keyboard melodies and live electronics’ tricks. Duo’s exotic jazz is sometimes enriched by Rolandas Rastauskas’ poems.

Inspired by J. Brodsky’s poems Arkady recorded a solo album J. Brodsky in memoriam. He organises literary readings with actors; composes, records and performs music for theatre – collaborates with the Lithuanian National Drama Theatre, Meno fortas, Juozas Miltinis Drama Theatre in Panevėžys.

The percussionist has always been preoccupied with theatrical vocabulary. In 2010, he invited to his first one-man show The Story of God’s Man (director Adolfas Večerskis), in 2012 together with visual artists Linas Liandzbergis and Artūras Valiauga he presented new project Percussion Postcards.

In addition to playing jazz, he performs contemporary academic music, writes scenarios for performances and installations, collaborates with dancers.

On the academic music scene Arkady has collaborated with singers Liora Grodnikaitė, Judita Leitaitė and Vladimiras Prudnikovas, cellist David Geringas, pianist Petras Geniušas, choirs Polifonija, Jauna muzika and Brevis, composers Šarūnas Nakas, Gintaras Sodeika and Zita Bružaitė among other representatives of various genres. Vyacheslav Ganelin and Osvaldas Balakauskas have dedicated their compositions to the percussionist.

Arkady Gotesman is a founder and member of Vilnius Klezmer Orchestra, organises the Klezmer Music Festival.

J. Brodsky in Memoriam
Arkady Gotesman - dr, perc
2003 (CD)

 

As a group member and guest musician

 

Reminiscence Blues
Gintautas Abarius Quartet: Gintautas Abarius - p, Aleksandr Fedotov - ss, as, Giedrius Čekuolis - b, Arkady Gotesman - dr
Melodija C60 27877 007, 1988 (LP)

 

Lithuania
Petras Vyšniauskas - sax, Arkady Gotesman - dr
ITM Records 1449, 1989 (CD)

 

Midnight Song
Marina Granovskaya - voc, Gintautas Abarius - ky, Aleksandr Fedotov - sax, Virgis Švabas - g, Arkady Gotesman - dr
Melodija C60 31757, 1990 (LP)

 

Penetration
Dainius Pulauskas Sextet: Dainius Pulauskas - p, synth, Valerijus Ramoška - tp, flhn, Rimantas Brazaitis - ts, Vladislav Borkovski - b, Linas Būda - dr, Arkady Gotesman - perc
Dainius Pulauskas DP-1, 1997 (CD)

 

Trio Alliance
Vyacheslav Ganelin - p, synth, Petras Vyšniauskas - saxes, Arkady Gotesman - dr, perc
Leo Records LeoLab 042, 1998 (CD)

 

Terra Vandetuja
Vytautas Labutis Octet: Vytautas Labutis - reeds, Neda Malūnavičiūtė - fl, voc, Valerijus Ramoška - tp, voc, Skirmantas Sasnauskas - tb, voc, Dainius Pulauskas - ky, Vytautas Mikeliūnas - v, Eugenijus Kanevičius - db, voc, Arkady Gotesman - dr, perc
Eugenijus Šaltis, 1998 (CD)

 

1999
Dainius Pulauskas Sextet: Dainius Pulauskas - p, synth, Valerijus Ramoška - tp, flhn, Vytautas Labutis - reeds, Vladislav Borkovski - b, Linas Būda - dr, Arkady Gotesman - perc + guest: Rimantas Brazaitis - ts
Dainius Pulauskas DP-2, 1999 (CD)

 

Autumn Suite
Dainius Pulauskas Sextet: Dainius Pulauskas - p, synth, Valerijus Ramoška - tp, flhn, Vytautas Labutis - reeds, Vladislav Borkovski - b, Linas Būda - dr, Arkady Gotesman - perc
Litus Agency LAAS CD99001, 1999 (CD)

 

Singing and Swinging
Skirmantas Sasnauskas and Friends: Skirmantas Sasnauskas - voc, tb, Liudas Mockūnas - reeds, Valerijus Ramoška - tp, Arūnas Šlaustas - ky, Eugenijus Kanevičius - db, Arkady Gotesman - dr, and others
Skirmantas Sasnauskas, 2000 (CD)

 

Giedrius Puskunigis: La vida es sueño (music for drama performance)
Vytautas Labutis - sax, Andrius Radziukynas - fl, Saulius Žvirblis - tp, Julius Taločka - tb, Arkady Gotesman - dr, Aušrinė Stundytė - S, Mindaugas Žemaitis - Bar, Rusnė Kiškytė - v, Jurga Gaubytė - v, Tomas Petrikis - va, Vaidas Tamošiūnas - vc
Giedrius Puskunigis LGPCD002, 2000 (CD)

 

Vitas Gerulaitis. Remembrance in Jazz
Neda Malūnavičiūtė - voc, Vytautas Labutis - as, ss, Valerijus Ramoška - tp, flhn, Skirmantas Sasnauskas - tb, Dainius Pulauskas - ky, Leonid Shinkarenko - b, Linas Būda - dr, Darius Rudis - dr, Pavel Giunter - perc, Arkady Gotesman - perc
Leo Music 002, 2004 (CD)

New Mood Jazz, 2006 (CD)

 

Trajectories
Dainius Pulauskas - p; Dainius Pulauskas & Valerijus Ramoška; Dainius Pulauskas Group
Intervid IVDVD 003, 2004 (DVD)

 

Pictures at an Exhibition
Mussorgsky Trio: Vladimir Miller - p, Joe Williams - db, Arkady Gotesman - dr, perc
2005 (CD)

 

Orca
Dainius Pulauskas Group: Dainius Pulauskas - p, synth, Valerijus Ramoška - tp, flhn, Rimantas Brazaitis - saxes, Eugenijus Jonavičius - g, Herbie Kopf - b, Linas Būda - dr, Arkady Gotesman - perc
Lithuanian National Radio LRCD0040, 2007 (CD)

 

In compilations

 

Gold Disc 2001
"Moon" / "Samba" / "Mirage"
Dainius Pulauskas Sextet: Dainius Pulauskas - ky, Valerijus Ramoška - tp, Vytautas Labutis - ss, Vladislav Borkovski - b, Linas Būda - dr, Arkady Gotesman - perc
Lithuanian Musicians' Union LMSMB CD-024, 2001 (CD)

 

Strike Up the Light
"Penetration" / "13/8"
Dainius Pulauskas Sextet: Dainius Pulauskas - ky, Valerijus Ramoška - tp, Rimantas Brazaitis - ts, Vladislav Borkovski - b, Linas Būda - dr, Arkady Gotesman - perc
"Samba"
Dainius Pulauskas Sextet: Dainius Pulauskas - ky, Valerijus Ramoška - tp, Vytautas Labutis - ss, Vladislav Borkovski - b, Linas Būda - dr, Arkady Gotesman - perc
DOKA Media DM-DOKA-03, 2003 (CD)

 

Jazzy Lithuania
"Another Day"
Liudas Mockūnas - ts, Arkady Gotesman - dr
"Stream"
Dainius Pulauskas Sextet: Dainius Pulauskas - ky, Valerijus Ramoška - tp, flhn, Vytautas Labutis - saxes, Vladislav Borkovski - b, Linas Būda - dr, Arkady Gotesman - perc
"Pa"
Vytautas Labutis Octet: Vytautas Labutis - bcl, Neda Malūnavičiūtė - voc, Valerijus Ramoška - tp, Skirmantas Sasnauskas - tb, Dainius Pulauskas - ky, Vytautas Mikeliūnas - v, Eugenijus Kanevičius - db, Arkady Gotesman - perc
"From Past To Present"
Tomas Kutavičius - p, voc, Arkady Gotesman - dr, perc
Judita Bartoševičienė VMJ 001, 2004 (CD)

 

Free Spirits: Jazz from Lithuania 2005
"Green"
Dainius Pulauskas Group: Dainius Pulauskas - ky, Valerijus Ramoška - tp, flhn, Vytautas Labutis - ss, Rimantas Brazaitis - ts, Vladislav Borkovski - b, Linas Būda - dr, Arkady Gotesman - perc
"After You Are Gone"
Vytautas Labutis - ss, Valerijus Ramoška - tp, Dainius Pulauskas - p, Leonid Shinkarenko - b, Linas Būda - dr, Arkady Gotesman - perc
Lithuanian Music Information and Publishing Centre LMIPCCD 026, 2005 (CD)

 

Lithuanian Jazz 1980-1990
"Reminiscence Blues" / "Sugar"
Gintautas Abarius Quartet: Aleksandr Fedotov - as, Gintautas Abarius - p, Giedrius Čekuolis - b, Arkady Gotesman - dr
"Love You Madly" / "Dirty No-Gooder's Blues" / "Round About Midnight" / "Mama" / "I've Got the World on a String"
Marina Granovskaya - voc, Aleksandr Fedotov - as, Gintautas Abarius - ky, Virgis Švabas - g, Arkady Gotesman - dr
"Capricorn"
Petras Vyšniauskas - ss, Vyacheslav Gaivoronsky - tp, Vladimir Volkov - db, Arkady Gotesman - dr
Semplice SECD014, 2005 (CD)

 

Laureates of the "Birštonas" Jazz Festivals
"Follow Me"
Gintautas Abarius Quartet: Gintautas Abarius - p, Aleksandr Fedotov - as, Giedrius Čekuolis - b, Arkady Gotesman - dr
"Red"
Dainius Pulauskas Group: Dainius Pulauskas - ky, Valerijus Ramoška - tp, flhn, Vytautas Labutis - as, Rimantas Brazaitis - ts, Vladislav Borkovski - b, Linas Būda - dr, Arkady Gotesman - perc
"Drumming" (fragment)
Vladimir Tarasov - dr, perc, Arkady Gotesman - dr, Arvydas Jofė - dr, perc, Gediminas Laurinavičius - dr, perc, Darius Rudis - dr
Birštonas' Cultural Centre, 2005 (CD)

 

White Night in Tel Aviv
"German Poem"
Harold Rubin - voc, cl, Olga Magieres - p, Shmil Frankel - b, Arkady Gotesman - dr
"free improv 8"
Vyacheslav Ganelin - p, synth, Marc O'Leary - g, Arkady Gotesman - dr
Kadima Collective Recordings KCR 11, 2007 (CD)

 

Note Lithuania: Jazz

"Expromtum"

Dainius Pulauskas Group: Valerijus Ramoška - tp, Rimantas Brazaitis - ts, Eugenijus Jonavičius - g, Dainius Pulauskas - ky, Herbie Kopf - b, Linas Būda - dr, Arkady Gotesman - perc

Lithuanian Music Information and Publishing Centre LMIPCCD+DVD 002, 2007 (CD)

 

As a performer of academic music

 

Lithuanian New Music Year 1997
Anatolijus Šenderovas. "Vision"
Petras Vyšniauskas - sax, Vilnius Percussionists: Pavel Giunter, Arkady Gotesman, Raimondas Vilkočinskas, Albertas Ivanauskas, Ramunas Kaučikas
Lithuanian Music Information and Publishing Centre LMIPCCD 004, 1998 (CD)

 

Anatolijus Šenderovas: Shma Israel
Petras Vyšniauskas - shofar, Saulius Žilys - voc, Arturas Šilalė - v, Arūnas Statkus - va, Antanas Taločka - cl, Pavel Giunter - perc, Arkady Gotesman - perc, choir "Ąžuoliukas", Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, cond. Robertas Šervenikas
Bonifa Records 08098, 1998 (CD)

 

Anatolijus Šenderovas: Concerto in Do
"Songs of Sulamite"
David Geringas - vc, Geir Draugsvoll - acc, Vilija Filmanavičienė - rec, Arkady Gotesman - perc, Pavel Giunter - perc, Mark Pekarsky - perc
Dreyer.Gaido 21014, 2002 (CD)

 

Quasi Improvisata
Anatolijus Šenderovas. "Songs of Sulamite"
David Geringas - vc, Geir Draugsvoll - acc, Vilija Filmanavičienė - rec, Arkady Gotesman - perc, Pavel Giunter - perc, Mark Pekarsky - perc
Dreyer.Gaido 21008, 2003 (CD)

 

el cello
Gintaras Sodeika. "Al Samoud"
Mindaugas Bačkus - vc, Arkady Gotesman - perc, Gintaras Sodeika - theremin
Domus Artis, 2005 (CD)

 

Lithuanian Voice
Anatolijus Šenderovas. "Songs of Sulamite"
David Geringas - vc, Geir Draugsvoll - acc, Vilija Filmanavičienė - rec, Arkady Gotesman - perc, Pavel Giunter - perc, Mark Pekarsky - perc
His Voice, 2006 (CD)

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