Kruzenshtern & Parohod (Russian: Крузенштерн и Пароход) is a Russophone Israel klezmer-rock band from Tel Aviv, created in 2002. Its style is variously branded as "experimental jazz", "klezmercore" (a pun on "hardcore"), "ethno jazz", "avant-garde".
The core team is :
Igor Krutogolov: bass, voice,
Ruslan Gross: clarinet,
Guy Schechter: drums,
Boris Martzinovsky: accordion,
They often play with various guests.
The name of the band is a pun immediately recognizable by all post-Soviet Russophones. In Russia (as well as in other Russophone places), a fictional steamship "Admiral Ivan Fyodorovich Kruzenshtern" from the popular Prostokvashino animated film series is very well known, often as part of a catch phrase "Admiral I.F.Kruzenshtern, a man and a steamship", "pirated" from the title of a requiem poem by Vladimir Mayakovsky, To Comrade Nette, a Man and a Steamship. The fictional steamship is named after a Russian admiral and explorer Adam Johann von Krusenstern, as is since 1946 a real sailing ship, the Kruzenshtern.
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