Alex Sipiagin

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Alex Sipiagin
Born (1967-06-11) June 11, 1967 (age 54)
Yaroslavl, Russia
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Musician, educator
InstrumentsTrumpet, flugelhorn
Years active1991–present
LabelsCriss Cross, Sunnyside, ArtistShare, SkyDeck
Websitealexsipiagin.com

Alex Sipiagin (born June 11, 1967) is a Russian jazz trumpeter and flugelhorn player.

Biography[edit]

Sipiagin was born on June 11, 1967.[1] He moved from Russia to the U.S. in 1990.[2] His first major job in the U.S. was with the Gil Evans Band.[3] He has played with Dave Holland, Mingus Big Band, Michael Brecker, and Mulgrew Miller.[4] He has recorded many albums as a leader, twelve of them for Criss Cross Jazz.[5] Sipiagin is a founding member of the band Opus 5 with Seamus Blake, David Kikoski, Boris Kozlov, and Donald Edwards.[6] His album NoFo Skies was his first for Blue Room Music, but was recorded by the same quintet as his preceding Moments Captured.[7] He is a faculty member at New York University Steinhardt.[8][3]

Discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

  • Images (TCB, 1998)
  • Steppin' Zone (Criss Cross, 2001)
  • Hindsight (Criss Cross, 2002)
  • Mirrors (Criss Cross, 2003)
  • Equilibrium (Criss Cross, 2004)
  • Returning (Criss Cross, 2005)
  • Prints (Criss Cross, 2007)
  • Out of the Circle (ArtistShare, 2007)
  • Mirages (Criss Cross, 2009)
  • Generations (Criss Cross, 2010)
  • Destinations Unknown (Criss Cross, 2011)
  • Overlooking Moments (Criss Cross, 2012)
  • From Reality and Back (5Passion, 2013)
  • Live at Smalls (SmallsLive, 2013)
  • New Path (ArtBeat Music, 2014)
  • Balance 38-58 (Criss Cross, 2015)
  • Moments Captured (Criss Cross, 2017)
  • NoFo Skies (Blue Room Music, 2019)

With Opus 5

  • Introducing Opus 5 (Criss Cross, 2011)
  • Pentasonic (Criss Cross, 2012)
  • Progression (Criss Cross, 2014)
  • Tickle (Criss Cross, 2015)

As sideman[edit]

With George Gruntz

  • Liebermann (TCB, 1999)
  • Merryteria (TCB, 1999)
  • Expo Triangle (MGB, 2000)
  • Global Excellence (TCB, 2001)
  • Renaissance Man (TCB, 2002)
  • Pourquoi Pas? Why Not? (TCB, 2008)
  • Matterhorn Matters (MGB, 2010)

With Conrad Herwig

  • The Latin Side of John Coltrane (Astor Place, 1996)
  • Unseen Universe (Criss Cross, 2000)
  • The Latin Side of Joe Henderson (Half Note, 2014)
  • Reflections (Criss Cross, 2016)

With Dave Holland

  • What Goes Around (ECM, 2002)
  • Overtime (Dare2, 2004)
  • Pass It On (Dare2, 2008)
  • Pathways (Dare2, 2010)

With Monday Michiru

  • Episodes in Color (SAR, 2002)
  • Don't Disturb This Groove (Grand Gallery, 2011)
  • Soulception (Adventure Music, 2012)
  • Brasilified (Billboard, 2013)

With Mingus Big Band

  • Live in Time (Dreyfus, 1996)
  • !Que Viva Mingus! (Dreyfus, 1997)
  • Blues & Politics (Dreyfus, 1999)
  • Tonight at Noon (Dreyfus, 2002)
  • Live in Tokyo (Sunnyside, 2006)

With others

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birthdays". The New York City Jazz Record. No. 218. June 2020. p. 32.
  2. ^ Dryden, Ken (April 2019). "Playing With The Wind: Misha Tsiganov (Criss Cross)". The New York City Jazz Record. No. 204. p. 33.
  3. ^ a b "Alex Sipiagin: Music Adjunct Faculty". steinhardt.nyu.edu. Retrieved May 31, 2021.
  4. ^ "Alex Sipiagin". Alexsipiagin.com. Retrieved 27 September 2014.
  5. ^ "Criss Cross Jazz Artist Index: Alex Sipiagin (Tp / Flh)". Crisscrossjazz.com. Retrieved May 31, 2021.
  6. ^ "Introducing Opus 5". Crisscrossjazz.com. Retrieved 27 September 2014.
  7. ^ Cangiano, Marco (September 2019). "NoFo Skies: Alex Sipiagin (BRM)". The New York City Jazz Record. No. 209. p. 29.
  8. ^ "New York University (NYU Steinhardt)". DownBeat. Vol. 86, no. 10. October 2019. p. 96.