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Blue Intermezzo - release notes

My solo piano album Blue Intermezzo was released on MUSEA ( Dreaming ) Rec. France on 27 Oct. 2010.

Album includes 12 original compositions ( 9 compositions of my own, and 3 renditions - Greensleeves, and 2 Bach's Arias ) performed and recorded on KAWAI grand piano.

Original artwork by Martin "Man In The Mountain" Kornick ( references: Keith Emerson Band, Ajalon, Neal Morse...)

Please visit my website www.andrew-roussak.com for more information!

Andrew Roussak on ReverbNation

No Trespassing is the debut solo album of Andrew Roussak. The recordings for it ( featuring guest musicians ) were taken during 2006 at the various studios in Germany, France and Russia. The tracks were mixed at the home studio of Andrew in Karlsruhe and , in March 2007, the CD was mastered at the Mastermix Studios, Munich, Germany. All compositions written by Andrew Roussak except for two : Prelude ( Praeludium # 2 C-moll from WTC Vol. 1 – J.S. Bach ) and Jesu, Joy Of Man ' s Desiring ( chorale from Cantata No. 147 '' Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben '' - J.S.Bach ). In June 2008, the CD was published by MALS Records - a prog rock label from Russia

Born in Russia in the industrial city of Ufa, Andrew began to learn to play piano at the age of 7. After having graduated from the Ufa State College of Arts as a pianist, Andrew was employeed as a studio musician and as a chief musical editor at the local broadcast station. Side by side with the classical music , his major influences of that period were the recordings of Keith Emerson and Rick Wakeman. Since that time till today, the massive keyboard sound together with the virtuoso keyboard and piano solos feature his recordings made for the various bands and projects.

Since 2001, Andrew Roussak lives in Germany as a freelance artist, playing live gigs with the bands and solo concerts, writing orchestra scores, doing studio jobs and giving the piano and keyboard lessons. In 2006, Andrew won the German Pop & Rock Award as the best keyboard player and the best instrumental soloist .