Eugenijus Kanevičius

Eugenijus Kanevičius is one of the most versatile Lithuanian jazz bassists, who feels comfortable with the most diverse styles – from radical free to melodious mainstream. To expand the timbral range of acoustic and electric bass, he employs various electronic additions, guitar, trumpet, percussion and voice. His playing attests to a refined harmonic and polyphonic thinking, and his original compositions reveal a distinctive musical philosophy, especially in his sacral jazz projects. In his career as jazz musician, spanning now two decades, Eugenijus Kanevičius has performed with nearly every musician on Lithuanian jazz scene as well as with his international partners. He also appears solo, writes hymns and music for kids, theatre and film.

Jūratė Kučinskaitė

 

Vox quaerentis

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Vox quaerentis

Jan Maksimowicz & Eugenijus Kanevičius - Way

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Jan Maksimowicz & Eugenijus Kanevičius - Way

Concerto grosso - Locomotive

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Concerto grosso - Locomotive

At First Sight - Snapshot

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At First Sight - Snapshot

Biography

Eugenijus Kanevičius (b. 1959) is a bassist of a wide and diverse style ranging from radical free to melodious mainstream. His playing attests to a refined harmonic and polyphonic thinking, and his original compositions reveal a distinctive musical philosophy, especially in his sacral jazz projects. To expand the timbral range of acoustic and electric bass, he employs electronic additions, guitar, trumpet, percussion and voice.

 

Kanevičius has been on jazz stage since 1988 and has performed with nearly all established Lithuanian jazz artists: Skirmantas Sasnauskas, Dainius Pulauskas, Tomas Kutavičius, Liudas Mockūnas, Jan Maksimowicz, Arkady Gotesman, Petras Vyšniauskas, Arvydas Jofė, Egidijus Buožis, Artūras Anusauskas. He has collaborated with Vladimir Tarasov's Lithuanian Art Orchestra, Kaunas Big Band and Vilnius Jazz Quartet. The bassist also performs solo and in duos.


In recent years he has been teaming with the saxophonist Vytautas Labutis and performing with young Lithuanian jazz innovators, such as Traffic Quartet. As part of different projects, the bassist has participated in a number of jazz festivals in Lithuania and abroad, JazzBaltica and Pori Jazz among them.


Kanevičius is also a welcome member of international jazz groups; currently he collaborates with Estonian musicians, the Raivo Tafenau Group and the Estonian Dream Big Band, on a constant basis.


The bassist has composed a number of songs, chants and instrumental pieces, also music for cinema and theatre.

 

© Jūratė Kučinskaitė

 


COMPOSITIONS

 

Music for drama performances "Baron in the Tree", "Nightingale", "Lord of the Flies", "Mary Poppins", "Lucky Prince" (all staged at the Alytus Drama Theatre)

 

Music for films "Sunset in Lithuania", "Skaruliai", "True Stories", "Challenge"

 

Instrumental pieces (over 30)

Meditation
Eugenijus Kanevičius - db
1995 (MC)

Sketches
Eugenijus Kanevičius Trio: Liudas Mockūnas - sax, Eugenijus Kanevičius - db, Linas Būda - dr
Lithuanian National Radio and Television, 1995 (MC)

Concerto Grosso
Vytautas Labutis - saxes, synth, voc, perc, Eugenijus Kanevičius - db, perc, voc, tp
Juosta Records JRCD 018, 2005 (CD)

As a group member and guest musician

Song for Children
Skirmantas Sasnauskas Quartet: Skirmantas Sasnauskas - tb, Tomas Kutavičius - p, Eugenijus Kanevičius - b, Linas Būda - dr
Melodija C60 29123 001, 1989 (LP)

Symphonic Miniatiures
Petras Vyšniauskas - ss, Tomas Kutavičius - p, Eugenijus Kanevičius - db
Art & Electronics A&E 027, 1993 (MC)

WaltzAtto
Vladimir Tarasov & Lithuanian Art Orchestra
Sonore Records SN 009, 1993 (CD)

Jana Koubkova & Petras Vyšniauskas Trio
Jana Koubkova - voc, Petras Vyšniauskas - sax, Tomas Kutavičius - p, Eugenijus Kanevičius - b
Partitūra P-7005, 1993 (MC)

Lithuanian Moods
Skirmantas Sasnauskas Quartet: Skirmantas Sasnauskas - tb, folk instr, Dainius Pulauskas - ky, Eugenijus Kanevičius - db, Gediminas Laurinavičius - dr
Bomba Records BBMC 0004, 1993 (MC)
Skirmantas Sasnauskas, 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)

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)

ethnojazz.lt
Vilnius Jazz Quartet + folk music band "Sutaras"
Kukū Records SMF 016, 2002 (CD)

Jazz Classics
Artūras Anusauskas Quartet: Aleksandr Fedotov - as, Artūras Anusauskas - p, synth, Eugenijus Kanevičius - db, Darius Rudis - dr, + guests: Michailas Jablonskis - voc, Daiva Starinskaitė - voc, Vytautas Grubliauskas - tp, voc
Partija, 2002 (CD)

Circle of Conversations / Night in Tunisia
Neda Malūnavičiūtė - voc, fl, Vytautas Labutis - reeds, Vytautas Mikeliūnas - v, Eugenijus Kanevičius - db, Gediminas Laurinavičius - dr, St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra, cond. Donatas Katkus
Saxabassa Records SR 009, 2002 (CD)

Feast of Silence
Artūras Anusauskas Quartet: Aleksandr Fedotov - as, Artūras Anusauskas - p, synth, Eugenijus Kanevičius - db, Darius Rudis - dr
Lithuanian Musicians' Union LMSMBCD-080, 2004 (CD)
Arturas Anusauskas ARTANUS-001, 2004 (CD)

The Snow Queen
Raivo Tafenau Band feat. Neda: Raivo Tafenau - sax, Ain Agan - g, Eugenijus Kanevičius - b, Petteri Hasa - dr, Neda Malūnavičiūtė - voc, fl
Vytas Matrosovas & Raivo Tafenau VMCD-001, 2004 (CD)

At First Sight
Egidijus Buožis Quartet: Valerijus Ramoška - tp, flhn, Egidijus Buožis - p, Eugenijus Kanevičius - db, Darius Rudis - dr
Prior Records PRCD-017, 2005 (CD)

Kerry Shawn Keys - poetry / Vladimir Tarasov - percussion
Vladimir Tarasov - perc, Eugenijus Kanevičius - b, Juozas Rimas - ob, Kerry Shawn Keys, Dmitry Prigov, Yang Lian, Sigitas Geda - recitation
Prior Records PRCD 025, 2006 (CD)

In compilations

Birštonas-88 (2)
"Skudutis"
Skirmantas Sasnauskas Quintet: Skirmantas Sasnauskas - tb, Tomas Kutavičius - p, Vladas Slavinskas - g, Eugenijus Kanevičius - b, Linas Būda - dr
Melodija C60 27927 003, 1988 (LP)

Jazz Carnival Odessa
"Bossa Bi Nova" / "Tuxedo Junction" / "Don't Be That Way"
Neda Malūnavičiūtė - voc, fl + Vilnius Jazz Quartet: Vytautas Labutis - reeds, Oleg Molokoyedov - p, synth, Eugenijus Kanevičius - b, Gediminas Laurinavičius - dr
Landy Star LS-036-01, 2001 (CD)

Music from the EBU World Music Workshop
"Du žekeliai"
Vilnius Jazz Quartet + folk music band "Sutaras"
EBU / Radio Netherlands D38475, 2002 (CD)

Gold Disc 2004
"The Land of Rain"
Eugenijus Kanevičius - db
Lithuanian Musicians' Union LMSMB CD-066, 2004 (CD)

Jazzy Lithuania
"Walnut"
Vytautas Labutis - saxes, Eugenijus Kanevičius - db
"Day by Day"
Vita Rusaitytė - voc, Egidijus Buožis - p, Eugenijus Kanevičius - db, Arvydas Jofė - dr
"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
Judita Bartoševičienė VMJ 001, 2004 (CD)

Free Spirits: Jazz from Lithuania 2005
"Weeping"
Vytautas Labutis - ss, Eugenijus Kanevičius - db
"TŪb-ArA-Ga" (fragment)
Vilnius Jazz Quartet: Oleg Molokoyedov - ky, tp, Vytautas Labutis - saxes, goathorn, Eugenijus Kanevičius - db, Gediminas Laurinavičius - dr + folk music band "Sutaras"
"Feast of Silence" (fragment)
Artūras Anusauskas Quartet: Aleksandr Fedotov - as, Artūras Anusauskas - p, synth, Eugenijus Kanevičius - db, Darius Rudis - dr
Lithuanian Music Information and Publishing Centre LMIPCCD 026, 2005 (CD)

The Singing Land: Contemporary Folk Music from Lithuania 2005
"Raliavimas"
Vilnius Jazz Quartet: Vytautas Labutis - sax, goathorn, Oleg Molokoyedov - ky, voc, Eugenijus Kanevičius - b, Gediminas Laurinavičius - dr, perc + folk music band "Sutaras"
Lithuanian Music Information and Publishing Centre LMIPCCD 027, 2005 (CD)

Lithuanian Jazz 1980-1990
"Heigh-ho, the Gang's All Here"
Vilnius Dixieland: Petras Vyšniauskas - ss, Valdemaras Kontvainis - tp, Skirmantas Sasnauskas - tb, Artūras Brazauskas - p, Vladimir Kaplan - g, Eugenijus Kanevičius - b, Arvydas Vainius - dr, Šarūnas Gurskis - ts, Vytautas Kubilius - tu, Petras Ubartas - bj
"Skudutis"
Skirmantas Sasnauskas - tb, Vladas Slavinskas - g, Eugenijus Kanevičius - db, Linas Būda - dr
Semplice SECD014, 2005 (CD)

Gold Disc 2005
"Release" / "River Bride"
Artūras Anusauskas Quartet: Aleksandr Fedotov - as, Artūras Anusauskas - p, Eugenijus Kanevičius - db, Darius Rudis - dr
Lithuanian Musicians' Union LMSMB CD-077, 2005 (CD)

Lithuanian Pop / Rock / Folk / Jazz Music Sampler MIDEM 2006
"Snapshot"
Egidijus Buožis Quartet: Valerijus Ramoška - tp, flhn, Egidijus Buožis - p, Eugenijus Kanevičius - db, Darius Rudis - dr
Lithuanian Music Information and Publishing Centre LMIPCCD 034, 2006 (CD)

Jazzy Vilnius
"Refreshment"
Artūras Anusauskas Quartet: Artūras Anusauskas - p, Aleksandr Fedotov - sax, Eugenijus Kanevičius - b, Darius Rudis - dr

"Raliavimas"
Vilnius Jazz Quartet: Vytautas Labutis - sax, goathorn, Oleg Molokoyedov - ky, voc, Eugenijus Kanevičius - b, Gediminas Laurinavičius - dr, perc + folk music band "Sutaras"

"Locomotive"

Vytautas Labutis - sax, Eugenijus Kanevičius - db

Judita Bartoševičienė VMJ 002, 2007 (CD)

Note Lithuania: Jazz

"Froglet's Dance"

Egidijus Buožis Quartet: Valerijus Ramoška - tp, Egidijus Buožis - p, Eugenijus Kanevičius - db, Darius Rudis - dr

"Vox quaerentis"

Eugenijus Kanevičius - db

"Waltz"
Labutis Jazz Quartet: Vytautas Labutis - as, ky, voc, Oleg Molokoyedov - ky, voc, Eugenijus Kanevičius - b, Arvydas Jofė - dr

"Way"

Jan Maksimowicz - ts, Eugenijus Kanevičius - b
Lithuanian Music Information and Publishing Centre LMIPCCD+DVD 002, 2007 (CD)

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