Dainius Pulauskas Group

Dainius Pulauskas Group was formed in 1996 and instantly became one of the leading Lithuanian jazz units and an internationally renowned ambassador of Lithuanian jazz. Jazz critic Jan Patterson, in his article portal All About Jazz (October 10, 2011) this group described as “The Dainius Pulauskas Group is a unique sextet whose mixture of melody and muscle, lyricism and the unexpected, places it firmly at the forefront of progressive European jazz-fusion.” and the group leader is characterized as  “pianist/keyboardist Pulauskas is without a doubt, one of the most interesting composers at the fusion end of European jazz, and has been at the helm of this sextet for seventeen years”. The group's  music once described as "a forceful pulse of modern jazz" by Risto Haapsamo. "Pulauskas together with his colleagues makes the best ever possible fusion (...) It's been long time since I heard such talented jazz masters," - writes Swedish reviewer Bo Levender.
During the years of its existence D.P.G. participated in many prestigious European, African, Asian (China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan) and American jazz festivals, recorded 9 CDs and a 2 DVDs and recently produced a program with the symphony orchestra.

Jūratė Kučinskaitė

Mixtum Compositum - Chiconora

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Mixtum Compositum - Chiconora

Mixtum Compositum - Safaga

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Mixtum Compositum - Safaga

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Colours - Green

Biography

Dainius Pulauskas Group is one of the most influential and active Lithuanian jazz units, and may rightly be called ambassadors of Lithuanian jazz. Jazz critic Jan Patterson, in his article portal All About jazz (October 10, 2011) , this group described as “The Dainius Pulauskas Group is a unique sextet whose mixture of melody and muscle, lyricism and the unexpected, places it firmly at the forefront of progressive European jazz-fusion.” and the group leader is characterized as  “pianist/keyboardist Pulauskas is without a doubt, one of the most interesting composers at the fusion end of European jazz, and has been at the helm of this sextet for seventeen years”.
The Finnish jazz critic Risto Haapsamo has referred to their highly idiomatic version of fusion as "a forceful pulse of modern jazz".

The group started in 1996 at the Birštonas Jazz Festival. In 1997 they released a debut album “Penetration”. Dainius Pulauskas Group has beaten all local records by rising to the hall of fame of Lithuanian jazz in an amazingly short time.
During the years of its existence D.P.G. participated in many prestigious European, Asian, African and American jazz festivals. The main festivals:

"Jazztage Görlitz 2017" (Germany), "Jarasum Jazz Festival 2016" (South Korea), "Baku Jazz Festival 2016" (Azerbaijan), "Bojemia JazzFest 2016" (Czech Republic), “Oct-Loft Jazz Festival 2015“ (Shenzhen, China), “Shisha International Jazz Festival 2015” (Pune, India), “Tokyo Jazz Festival 2014” (Japan), "Izmir European Jazz Festival 2014" (Turkey), "London Jazz Festival 2013" (U.K.), "Bratislava Jazz Days 2013" (Slovakia), "Garana Jazz Festival 2013" (Romania), "Ottawa Jazz Festival 2013" (Canada), “Cape Town Jazz Festival 2013” (Republic of South Africa), “Cairo Jazz Festival 2013” (Egypt), "Acacia Festival 2012" (Ethiopia), “Hong Kong International Jazz Festival 2011” (China), “Penang Island Jazz Festival 2009” (Malaysia), “Big Band Jam Festival 2007” (Washington, USA), “Jakarta Jazz Festival 2007” (Indonesia), “Kristianstad Jazz Festival 2006” (Sweden), ”Jazzy colors”, (2005, Paris, France), "Sibiu Jazz" (2005, Romania), "Oslo Jazz" (2004), "Stockholm Jazz Festival" (2002), "Copenhagen Jazz Festival" (2002), "JazzYatra" (2001, India), "Beijing, Shanghai and Changchun International Jazz Festival" (1999, China), "JazzBaltica" (1998, Salzau, Germany) and more.

The group was  awarded  in “Yesterday - Pärnu  ‘99” (Estonia); to recognize their achievement, the Lithuanian Musicians' Union awarded the group with the Golden Disc in 2001; in 2004 the group received the LT Identity award of the Lithuanian Institute for promoting Lithuanian jazz.

The group recorded 9 CD:  “Penetration”, “1999”, “Autumn suite”, “Colours”, “Orca”, “Vilnius – in the palm of your hand”, “Mixtum compositum”, "Zig Zag", "The Best of 20 Years" and 2 DVD: “Trajectories”, “Live from Lithuanian Radio’s Studio”.

© Jūratė Kučinskaitė

Group members:
Dainius Pulauskas - p, synth
Valerijus Ramoška - tp, flhn
Liutauras Janušaitis - sax
Kęstutis Vaiginis - sax
Domas Aleksa - b (since 2013)
Linas Būda - dr

About Dainius Pulauskas

 

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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)

 

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
Concert in Lithuanian National Philarmonic Hall 2002.12.30
Dainius Pulauskas solo – p, synth
Dainius Pulauskas sextet: Dainius Pulauskas - p, synth, Valerijus Ramoška - tp, flhn, Vytautas Labutis - as, ss, bcl, Vladislav Borkovski - b, Linas Būda - dr, Arkady Gotesman – perc.
Dainius Pulauskas – p, synth, Valerijus Ramoška - tp, flhn, perc.
Intervid IVDVD-003, 2004 (DVD)

 

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)

 

Vilnius - in the palm of your hand!
Sutaras & Dainius Pulauskas Group
Lithuanian Folk'n'Roll Project
Kukū Records SMF-042, 2008 (CD)

 

Live From Lithuanian Radio's Studio, 02.10.2009 Vilnius
Dainius Pulauskas Group: Dainius Pulauskas - p, synth, Valerijus Ramoška - tp, flghn, Rimantas Brazaitis - ts, Kęstutis Vaiginis - ss, as, ts, Leonid Šinkarenko – b, Arkady Gotesman – perc, Linas Būda – dr
Dainius Pulauskas DP-5, 2009 (DVD)


Mixtum compositum
Dainius Pulauskas Group: Dainius Pulauskas - p, synth, Valerijus Ramoška - tp, flhn, Kęstutis Vaiginis – as, ss, Rimantas Brazaitis - ts, Leonid Šinkarenko - b, Linas Būda – dr
Featuring: Arkady Gotesman – perc.-1,6,7, Skirmantas Sasnauskas – trb.-8,
Čiurlionis String Quartet: Jonas Tankevičius (I violin)-4,8, Darius Dikšaitis (II violin)-4,8, Gediminas Dačinskas (viola)-4,8, Saulius Lipčius (cello)-4,8,
Dainius Pulauskas DP-6, 2010 (CD)

 

Zig Zag

Dainius Pulauskas Group: Dainius Pulauskas - p, synth., Valerijus Ramoška - tp, flhn., Kęstutis Vaiginis – s.alt. sax. fl., Liutauras Janušaitis – ts., Domas Aleksa – b., Linas Būda – dr.
Featuring: Arkady Gotesman – perc. (2,3,4,5,6,7,8), Vytautas Labutis – b. cl. (4,5,6), Tomas Varnagiris – el.g (1), ac.g. (8)
Dainius Pulauskas DP-9, 2015 (CD)

 

The Best of 20 Years
1 СD
Dainius Pulauskas Group:  Dainius Pulauskas – p. synth., Valerijus Ramoška – trp. flug., Vladislav Borkovski – b., Arcady Gotesman – perc., Linas Būda – dr., Rimantas Brazaitis – t.sax. AKAI EWI (1,2,3,6,9,10), Vytautas Labutis – s. alt. sax; b.cl.  (2,3,4,7,8,9,10)
Dainius Pulauskas  DP10, 2016 (CD)
2 СD
Dainius Pulauskas Group:  Dainius Pulauskas – p. synth., Valerijus Ramoška – trp. flug., Linas Būda – dr., Rimantas Brazaitis – t.sax. (1,2,4,5,11), Liutauras Janušaitis – t.sax. (6,7,8,10),  Kęstutis Vaiginis - s. alt. sax. (1,5,6,7,8,10), Vytautas Labutis –b.cl. (10), Eugenijus Jonavičius – g. (2,4,11), Neda Malūnavičiūtė – voc.(3), Leonid  Šinkarenko – b. (1,2,3,5),  Herbie Kopf – b. (2,4,11), Domas Aleksa – b. (6,7,8,9,10),  Arcady Gotesman – perc. (2,4,6,7,9,10,11), Jolanta Milišauskaitė – lyrics (3)
Dainius Pulauskas  DP10, 2016 (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
"Stream"
Dainius Pulauskas Sextet: Dainius Pulauskas - ky, Valerijus Ramoška - tp, flhn, Vytautas Labutis - saxes, Vladislav Borkovski - b, Linas Būda - dr, Arkady Gotesman - 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
Lithuanian Music Information and Publishing Centre LMIPCCD 026, 2005 (CD)

 

Laureates of the "Birštonas" Jazz Festivals
"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
Birštonas' Cultural Centre, 2005 (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)

 

Note Lithuania: Folk

"Flour Mill"

Dainius Pulauskas Group: Valerijus Ramoška - tp, Rimantas Brazaitis - sax, Dainius Pulauskas - ky, Leonid Shinkarenko - b, Linas Būda - dr + folk music band "Sutaras"

Lithuanian Music Information and Publishing Centre LMIPCCD+DVD 001, 2007 (CD)

 

 

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