Kapustin was born in Russia, and much of his musical appreciation was born from that environment as well. The Russian people are well known for beautiful musical arrangements. However, spontaneous compositions have never been one of the region’s strong points. This is, perhaps, one of the reasons Kapustin’s take on jazz is so distinct.

Jazz is usually considered somewhat free form by definition. Kapustin brings a unique, pre-structured, look at the style. Instead of a spontaneous creativity, one might say that Kapustin instead releases the creativity in a burst during the initial composition.

I hope you enjoy Kapustin’s music as much as I do.