Vytautas Labutis

One of the most prominent and active jazz figures in Lithuania. Frontman of bands, multitalented creator, pedagogue, multiinstrumental improviser, playing all types of reeds, keyboards (often more than one instrument at a time), singing. Labutis is great both at free improvisations and composed structures, in chamber groups and large ensembles. Having started moving to international stages back in 1982, he has since played with pretty much every jazz musician in Lithuania, is busy in multiple international collaborations, produces his own projects, leads various ensembles. The artist has a wide spectrum of creative interests, including collaborations with contemporary composers, participating in experimental performances with visual artists, writing music for theatre and film.

Jūratė Kučinskaitė

 

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Biography

Vytautas Labutis (b. 1960) is one of the finest and most celebrated figures of Lithuanian jazz. He is a flexible musician, playing both free improvisations and composed structures; he performs with equal force in small groups and large bands, and has a command of diverse styles. The distinctive improviser and multi-instrumentalist plays saxophones, clarinets, keyboards, often more than one instrument at once, and expands the instrumental expression by instrumentally treated vocal. He is one of the busiest Lithuanian jazz musicians, an outstanding band leader, often becoming the 'spiritus movens' of many jazz events in Lithuania.

 

He made his debut on jazz stage in 1982 with the legendary Petras Vyšniauskas Quartet (1982-88), and has also played in the big band of his mentor Vladimir Chekasin and, since 1987, in his quartet. In 1988 he teamed up into a trio with the members of the former Vyšniauskas Quartet after it disbanded. Since then he has initiated many groups, was a leader of a quartet and, since 1995, a co-leader of the quintet Gone With Jazz. In 1997 he founded an octet and recorded with it the first full album of his own music, Terra Vandetuja. In 2002 he created the Orkestretto project with the young jazz musicians.


Vytautas Labutis has performed with nearly all Lithuanian jazz musicians. He is a member of Lithuanian Jazz Trio, Vilnius Jazz Quartet, Dainius Pulauskas Sextet (since 1998), Leonid Shinkarenko Jazz 4, Vladimir Tarasov's Lithuanian Art Orchestra and the Lithuanian Young Composers Orchestra. He is constantly involved in international projects, such as JazzBaltica Ensemble (leaders David Murray, Niels Pedersen, Maria Schneider, Django Bates and others), Octet Ost III, East-West Vapirov Project, New European Saxophone Quartet and Moscow Composers' Orchestra.


With different groups he has performed on many European stages, in Asia (jazz festivals in China and India), Australia and the USA (Ford Montreux Jazz Festival in Detroit). In 1996, Vytautas Labutis' merits to Lithuanian jazz were recognized by the Birstonas Jazz Festival Grand Prix.


In recent years Vytautas Labutis mostly performs with the Lithuanian Jazz Trio, which received in 2004 the LT Identity award of the Lithuanian Institute for promoting Lithuanian jazz. With this trio he performed at the Jazz Expo in Genoa, Italy (2004), and the International Music Fair MIDEM in Cannes, France (2005). He also frequently plays with the Vilnius Jazz Quartet, Dainius Pulauskas Group, and in a duo with the bassist Eugenijus Kanevičius.


Besides jazz, Labutis performs contemporary academic music, participates in experimental performances, appears with the Indian music ensemble Svara, composes for cinema and theatre and works at his own recording studio Saxabassa Records.

 

© Jūratė Kučinskaitė

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Ex+Hibition 1
Artūras Šlipavičius - perc, folk instr, Vytautas Labutis - sax, flute, perc, synth, programming
Saxabassa Records 0001, 1987 (MC)

Everyone to His Taste
Vytautas Labutis - sax, Leonid Shinkarenko - b, Gediminas Laurinavičius - dr
RiTonis, 1991 (MC)

It Also Snows in Paradise (music for film)
Vytautas Labutis - sax, Juozas Milašius - g, Dalius Naujokaitis - dr, Leonid Shinkarenko - b, Petras Vyšniauskas - sax, and others
WDB Records 002, 1994 (CD)

Herding the Wind
Vytautas Labutis - sax, perc, rec, Tomas Kutavičius - p, voc, panpipes, Dalius Naujokaitis - dr, perc
Saxabassa Records 0004, 1995 (MC)

Suite for Five
Vytautas Labutis - sax, Oleg Molokoyedov - p, synth, Artūras Chalikovas - g, Leonid Shinkarenko - b, Gediminas Laurinavičius - dr
Partitūra P7007, 1995 (MC)

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)

Sunny Gets Blue
Neda Malūnavičiūtė - voc, fl + Vytautas Labutis Quartet: Vytautas Labutis - as, Adomas Rekašius - p, Leonid Shinkarenko - b, Gediminas Laurinavičius - dr
Saxabassa Records SR 007, 2000 (CD)

Ex+Hibition 3 - Lethe
Artūras Šlipavičius - g, rubab, voc, perc, Vytautas Labutis - reeds, ky, voc, programming, chamber group of the choir "Jauna muzika"
Saxabassa Records SR 005, 2002 (CD)

Orkestretto. Live in Kaunas Jazz 2002
Vytautas Labutis - as, ss, p, Neda Malūnavičiūtė - voc, fl, Dmitry Golovanov - p, Leonid Shinkarenko - b, Darius Rudis - dr, Gediminas Laurinavičius - perc, Kęstutis Vaiginis - ss, Justė Sakalytė - as, Eugeny Snytkin - ts, Robertynas Vainoras - bs
Saxabassa Records SR 006, 2002 (CD)

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

Flamenco Vilnensis
Vytautas Labutis - as, ss, Oleg Molokoyedov - p, synth, tp, Vladislav Borkovski - b, Gediminas Laurinavičius - dr
Saxabassa Records SR 008, 2003 (CD)

to be continued...
Lithuanian Jazz Trio: Vytautas Labutis - saxes, synth, voc, Leonid Shinkarenko - b, Arvydas Jofė - dr, perc, voc, electronics
Trio JLS 001, 2005 (CD)

Lethe City
Artūras Šlipavičius - g, rubab, voc, perc, Vytautas Labutis - reeds, ky, voc, Rytis Kamičaitis - voc, Gintautas Skliutas - voc, Nerijus Andrijauskas - voc, Ignas Garla - voc
Dangus DGCD 017, 2005 (CD)

Haruspicija (Ex+Bition)
Artūras Šlipavičius - g, rubab, dr, fl, pipes, Vytautas Labutis - sax, dr, perc, fl, v, acc
Saxabassa Records, 2006 (CD)

As a member of Vilnius Jazz Quartet

Invitation for Dance
Vilnius Jazz Quartet: Oleg Molokoyedov - p, synth, tp, perc, Vytautas Labutis - saxes, synth, perc, Leonid Shinkarenko - b, perc, Gediminas Laurinavičius - dr, perc
Saxabassa Records 0002, 1993 (MC)

About Standards (vol.1)
Vilnius Jazz Quartet: Vytautas Labutis - sax, Oleg Molokoyedov - p, synth, Leonid Shinkarenko - b, perc, Gediminas Laurinavičius - dr, perc
Saxabassa Records 0003, 1993 (MC)

Vilnius Jazz Quartet & Neda
Neda Malūnavičiūtė - voc + Vilnius Jazz Quartet: Vytautas Labutis - sax, Oleg Molokoyedov - ky, tp, Leonid Shinkarenko - b, Gediminas Laurinavičius - dr
BMK Records 5705-4, 1997 (MC)
Oleg Molokoyedov & Vytautas Labutis LMR-001, 2000 (CD)

Vilnius Jazz Quartet feat. Neda
Neda Malūnavičiūtė - voc, fl + Vilnius Jazz Quartet: Vytautas Labutis - saxes, synth, Oleg Molokoyedov - ky, tp, Leonid Shinkarenko - b, Gediminas Laurinavičius - dr, perc
Dialog Music DM-80023, 2001 (CD)

Bio Jazz
Neda Malūnavičiūtė - voc, fl + Vilnius Jazz Quartet: Vytautas Labutis - saxes, synth, Oleg Molokoyedov - p, synth, tp, Leonid Shinkarenko - b, Gediminas Laurinavičius - dr
Pūkas CD-148, 2002 (CD)

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

As a member of the quintet "Gone With Jazz"

Gone With Jazz
Quintet "Gone With Jazz": Vytautas Labutis - sax, Neda Malūnavičiūtė - voc, fl, Artūras Anusauskas - p, Leonid Shinkarenko - b, Gediminas Laurinavičius - dr
Partitūra P7006, 1995 (MC)

Insomnia
Quintet "Gone With Jazz": Vytautas Labutis - sax, Neda Malūnavičiūtė - voc, fl, Artūras Anusauskas - p, Leonid Shinkarenko - b, Gediminas Laurinavičius - dr
Bonifa Records 009, 1996 (CD)

As a member of Petras Vyšniauskas Quartet

Searchings and Discoverings
Petras Vyšniauskas Quartet: Petras Vyšniauskas - sax, Vytautas Labutis - sax, Leonid Shinkarenko - b, Gediminas Laurinavičius - dr
Melodija C60 21387 001, 1984 (LP)

Jazz Compositions
Petras Vyšniauskas Quartet: Petras Vyšniauskas - sax, Vytautas Labutis - sax, Leonid Shinkarenko - b, Gediminas Laurinavičius - dr
Melodija C60 25121 007, 1987 (LP)

As a member of Vladimir Chekasin's groups

New Vitality
Vladimir Chekasin Big Band
Leo Records LR 142, 1986 (LP)

Is This Possible?
Vladimir Chekasin Big Band
Melodija C60 25691 009, 1987 (LP)

Antishow
Vladimir Chekasin Quartet: Vladimir Chekasin - reeds, Vytautas Labutis - reeds, Oleg Molokoyedov - p, Arvydas Jofė - dr
Leo Records LR 145, 1988 (LP)
Leo Records GY 413-416, 2003 (CD)

Bolero-2, or Provincial Melodrama with Emotional Throw Back
Vladimir Chekasin - reeds, p, perc, Vytautas Labutis - reeds, perc, Yury Kuznetsov - ky, Vladimir Tarasov - dr, perc
SoLyd Records SLR 0016, 1994 (CD)

As a member of Vladimir Tarasov's groups

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

Live at JazzBaltica Festival 1994
Vladimir Tarasov & Baltic Art Orchestra
Sonore Records SN 0021, 1995 (CD)

As a member of Leonid Shinkarenko's groups

Sagittarius
Leonid Shinkarenko Jazz 4: Vytautas Labutis - as, ss, Dainius Pulauskas - p, synth, Leonid Shinkarenko - b, db, Linas Būda - dr
Bonifa Records 05397, 1997 (CD)

Le Bolero
Leonid Shinkarenko Jazz 7: Neda Malūnavičiūtė - voc, fl, Vytautas Labutis - as, bs, Valerijus Ramoška - tp, Dainius Pulauskas - ky, Leonid Shinkarenko - b, Darius Rudis - dr, Pavel Giunter - perc, vib
Leo Music 001, 2001 (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)

As a member of Dainius Pulauskas' groups

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)

Colours
Dainius Pulauskas Group: Dainius Pulauskas - p, synth, Valerijus Ramoška - tp, flhn, Vytautas Labutis - as, ss, bcl, Rimantas Brazaitis - ts, Vladislav Borkovski - b, Linas Būda - dr, Arkady Gotesman - perc
Dainius Pulauskas DP-4, 2004 (CD)

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

As a member of international groups

East-West Vapirov Project
Anatoly Vapirov - ts, Vytautas Labutis - sax, Christian Muthspiel - tb, Rudolf Dašek - g, Gediminas Laurinavičius - dr, Yildiz Ibrahimova - voc
AVA Records 0002, 1992 (CD)

JazzBaltica' 92
JazzBaltica Ensemble, dir. David Murray
Gowi Records CDG 05, 1993 (CD)

This Time Forever
Anatoly Vapirov International Big Band
AVA Records 0006, 1996 (CD)

The Birth + Rebirth of Swedish Folk Jazz 2
Bengt Arne Wallin & JazzBaltica Ensemble
ACT 9254-2, 1997 (CD)

New European Saxophone Quartet
Petras Vyšniauskas - ss, as, Gianni Gebbia - as, ss, sss, Vytautas Labutis - as, ss, bs, Anatoly Vapirov - ss, ts
AVA Records 0009, 1999 (CD)

As a member of other groups and guest musician

Monographs
Gintautas Abarius - ky, Vytautas Labutis - sax, Gintaras Šulinskas - g, Jaunius Beinortas - g, Vladas Šlikas - b, Giedrius Čekuolis - b, Robertas Mankus - dr
Melodija C60 26655 007, 1988 (LP)

The Pig's Saga
Petras Vyšniauskas - sax, Vytautas Labutis - sax, Valerijus Ramoška - tp, Juozas Milašius - g, Eugenijus Jonavičius - g, Giedrius Klimka - g, Romas Lileikis - g, Leonid Shinkarenko - b, Gediminas Laurinavičius - dr, Audrius Balsys - ky, programming, Daiva Urbanavičiūtė - voc, Artūras Pugačiauskas - voc, Andrius Žebrauskas - voc, Andrius Mamontovas - voc, Rima Musnickaitė - voc, Raimis Trilikauskas - voc
Bomba Records BBCD 002, 1993 (CD)

The Gospel According to Romas
Vytautas Labutis - sax, Petras Vyšniauskas - sax, Valerijus Ramoška - tp, Neda Malūnavičiūtė - voc, Leonid Shinkarenko - b, and others
Nona Music, 1995 (MC)
Bonifa Records 0010, 1996 (CD)

Ocean of Dreams
Neda Malūnavičiūtė - voc + group "Last Walk"
Azbi L-028, 1996 (MC)

Requiem
Kipras Mašanauskas - voc, p, programming, perc, Romas Lileikis - voc, Neda Malūnavičiūtė - fl, voc, Petras Vyšniauskas - as, Vytautas Labutis - ss, Skirmantas Sasnauskas - bagpipe, Gediminas Laurinavičius - dr, perc, choir "Brevis"
Bomba Records BBCD 073, 1996 (CD)

Greetings to Falkenhahn
Group "Ir visa tai, kas yra gražu, yra gražu"
Bomba Records BBCD 076, 1996 (CD)

Love, Where the Heaven Begins
Neda Malūnavičiūtė
Pūkas, 1997 (MC, CD)

Neda & Audrius: All Duets
Neda Malūnavičiūtė & Audrius Balsevičius
Azbi L-036 (MC)

Christmas Flowers
Choir "Brevis", Vytautas Labutis - sax, Artūras Anusauskas - p, synth, Leonid Shinkarenko - b, Linas Būda - dr, Vadim Volkov - g, Gintautas Venislovas - synth, acc, Darius Bažanovas - tu, Chordos String Quartet, Vilnius Percussionists + soloists: Neda Malūnavičiūtė, Česlovas Gabalis, Stasys Povilaitis, Algirdas Janutas
Lithuanian National Radio and Television LRCD0022, 1999 (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)

Journey To...
Svara: Anatoly Lomonosov - sitar, Jūratė Adlytė - tampura, Rytis Kamičaitis - tabla + guests: Vytautas Labutis - ss, Leonid Shinkarenko - b, db, Gediminas Laurinavičius - dr, and others
Kukū Records SMF 011, 2001 (CD)

In a Vicious Circle
Neda Malūnavičiūtė - voc, Arina - voc, Vytautas Labutis - sax + group "Blues Makers"
Bomba Records, 2001 (MC, 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)

Corpses
Group "Ir visa tai, kas yra gražu, yra gražu"
ART BAR CD1, 2002 (CD)

Moments
Neda Malūnavičiūtė
Patriotai Productions / Intervid, 2003 (MC, CD)

In compilations

Birštonas-82
"Granny Had a Grey-bearded Billy-goat"
Petras Vyšniauskas Quartet: Petras Vyšniauskas - sax, Vytautas Labutis - sax, Leonid Shinkarenko - b, Gediminas Laurinavičius - dr
Melodija C60 19021 006, 1983 (LP)

VII Vsesojuznij konkurs artistov estrady
"A Failed Date"
Petras Vyšniauskas Quartet: Petras Vyšniauskas - as, Vytautas Labutis - ss, Leonid Shinkarenko - b, Gediminas Laurinavičius - dr
Melodija C60 20415 003, 1984 (LP)

Autumn Rhythms-83 (1)
"Searchings and Discoverings" (fragment)
Petras Vyšniauskas Quartet: Petras Vyšniauskas - sax, Vytautas Labutis - sax, Leonid Shinkarenko - b, Gediminas Laurinavičius - dr
Melodija C60 21537 000, 1985 (LP)

Bratislava Jazz Days-84
Petras Vyšniauskas Quartet: Petras Vyšniauskas - sax, Vytautas Labutis - sax, Leonid Shinkarenko - b, Gediminas Laurinavičius - dr
Opus 9115 1652-53, 1985 (LP)

Conspiracy: Soviet Jazz Festival - Zürich
"Memories" (fragment)
Vladimir Chekasin Quartet: Vladimir Chekasin - reeds, synth, voc, Oleg Molokoyedov - p, synth, tp, Vytautas Labutis - reeds, synth, Arvydas Jofė - dr
Leo Records CDLR 809-812, 1989 (CD)

The Great Parade of Musicians 1999
"Improvisation on Classical Jazz Themes"
Vilnius Jazz Quartet: Vytautas Labutis - sax, Oleg Molokoyedov - p, Leonid Shinkarenko - b, Gediminas Laurinavičius - dr
Vilnius Recording Studio VSCD-065, 1999 (CD)

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
"Romans" / "Jaga-Blues"
Valentina Ponomareva - voc, Vytautas Labutis - ss, Yury Kuznetsov - p
Landy Star LS-036-01, 2001 (CD)

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)

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

Strike Up the Light
"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)

Euro Jazz 2004
"Night & Day"
Lithuanian Jazz Trio: Vytautas Labutis - as, Leonid Shinkarenko - b, Arvydas Jofė - dr
Jazz & Tzaz 0040-2, 2004 (CD)

Jazzy Lithuania
"Walnut"
Vytautas Labutis - saxes, Eugenijus Kanevičius - db
"to be continued..."
Lithuanian Jazz Trio: Vytautas Labutis - saxes, synth, voc, Leonid Shinkarenko - b, voc, Arvydas Jofė - dr, perc, voc
"Nadoeda"
Neda Malūnavičiūtė - voc + Vilnius Jazz Quartet: Vytautas Labutis - saxes, synth, Oleg Molokoyedov - p, synth, Leonid Shinkarenko - b, Gediminas Laurinavičius - 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
"Le Bolero"
Leonid Shinkarenko Jazz 7: Neda Malūnavičiūtė - voc, Vytautas Labutis - saxes, Valerijus Ramoška - tp, Dainius Pulauskas - ky, Leonid Shinkarenko - b, Darius Rudis - dr, Pavel Giunter - perc
Judita Bartoševičienė VMJ 001, 2004 (CD)

Free Spirits: Jazz from Lithuania 2005
"Prologue"
Neda Malūnavičiūtė - fl, voc + Vilnius Jazz Quartet: Vytautas Labutis - saxes, synth, Oleg Molokoyedov - p, synth, Leonid Shinkarenko - b, Gediminas Laurinavičius - dr
"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
"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"
"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)

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
"Time Off"
Vytautas Labutis - as, Liudas Miliauskas - ts, Jaroslavas Cechanovičius - g, Gintaras Šulinskas - b, Vladas Šapoka - dr
"The Balkan Sun" / "Reflections III" / "A Failed Date"
Petras Vyšniauskas Quartet: Petras Vyšniauskas - saxes, Vytautas Labutis - saxes, p, Leonid Shinkarenko - b, Gediminas Laurinavičius - dr
"Is This Possible?" (fragments)
Vladimir Chekasin Big Band
Semplice SECD014, 2005 (CD)

Laureates of the "Birštonas" Jazz Festivals
"Self-portrait" / "Ebony Chant"
Quintet "Gone With Jazz": Vytautas Labutis - as, blc, Neda Malūnavičiūtė - voc, fl, Artūras Anusauskas - p, synth, Leonid Shinkarenko - b, Gediminas Laurinavičius - dr, perc
"Improvisation on a Theme of Lithuanian Folk Song"
Petras Vyšniauskas Quartet: Petras Vyšniauskas - as, Vytautas Labutis - ts, Leonid Shinkarenko - b, Gediminas Laurinavičius - 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
Birstonas' Cultural Centre, 2005 (CD)

Lithuanian Pop / Rock / Folk / Jazz Music Sampler MIDEM 2006
"Don't Care"
Lithuanian Jazz Trio: Vytautas Labutis - saxes, synth, voc, Leonid Shinkarenko - b, Arvydas Jofė - dr, perc, voc, electronics
Lithuanian Music Information and Publishing Centre LMIPCCD 034, 2006 (CD)

Giedrius Puskunigis: Music for Theatre
"Mourning Becomes Electra"
Gabrielė Kuodytė - voc, Viktorija Kuodytė - voc, Mindaugas Žemaitis - T, Vytautas Labutis - reeds, Skirmantas Sasnauskas - tb, Arūnas Navadničėnas - g, Mindaugas Bačkus - vc, Giedrius Puskunigis - ky
"Crime and Punishment"
Žanas Voronovas - T, Artūras Mikoliūnas - bn, Vytautas Labutis - reeds, Aurimas Jankevičius - tp, Julius Taločka - tb, Giedrius Puskunigis - ky, Kaunas String Quartet: Karolina Beinarytė - v, Dalia Terminaitė - v, Dovile Sauspreikšaitytė - va, Saulius Bartulis - vc
"Ten Little Indians"
Vytautas Labutis - reeds, Robertas Bliškevičius - va, Mindaugas Bačkus - vc, Giedrius Puskunigis - ky
Kaunas State Drama Theatre, 2006 (CD)

Jazzy Vilnius
"Dialogues"
Vytautas Labutis - saxes, ky, Oleg Molokoyedov - ky, tp, Vladislav Borkovski - b, Gediminas Laurinavičius - dr

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

"Suite Adoration" (fragment)
Vladimir Chekasin Big Band, Vladimir Chekasin - p, Vytautas Labutis - sax, Leonid Shinkarenko - b, Arvydas Jofė - dr, perc

"Locomotive"

Vytautas Labutis - sax, Eugenijus Kanevičius - db

"Lullaby"

Vytautas Labutis - sax, Oleg Molokoyedov - ky, Arvydas Jofė - dr

"Why"?

Vytautas Labutis - p, Neda Malūnavičiūtė - voc, St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra, cond. Donatas Katkus
Judita Bartoševičienė VMJ 002, 2007 (CD)

Note Lithuania: Jazz

"Waltz"

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

"Sunstone"

Vytautas Mikeliūnas - v, Vytautas Labutis - ky

"Le Bolero"
Leonid Shinkarenko Jazz 7: Neda Malūnavičiūtė - voc, Vytautas Labutis - saxes, Valerijus Ramoška - tp, Dainius Pulauskas - ky, Leonid Shinkarenko - b, Darius Rudis - dr, Pavel Giunter - perc

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

As a performer of academic music

Lithuanian New Music Year 1997
Bronius Kutavičius. "Far Away, Till Midnight"
Lina Miniūtė - v, Aidas Jurgaitis - v, Renatas Jankevičius - va, Onutė Švabauskaitė - vc, Jonas Stalyga - db, Vytautas Labutis - ss, Danielius Praspaliauskis - as, Rimvydas Paulikas - as, Liudas Mockūnas - ts, Vytautas Mockūnas - bs, cond. Donatas Katkus
Lithuanian Music Information and Publishing Centre LMIPCCD 004, 1998 (CD)

Lithuanian Voice
Bronius Kutavičius. "Far Away, Till Midnight"
Lina Miniūtė - v, Aidas Jurgaitis - v, Renatas Jankevičius - va, Onutė Švabauskaitė - vc, Jonas Stalyga - db, Vytautas Labutis - ss, Danielius Praspaliauskis - as, Rimvydas Paulikas - as, Liudas Mockūnas - ts, Vytautas Mockūnas - bs, cond. Donatas Katkus
His Voice, 2006 (CD)

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