WASHINGTON, June 28 (RIA Novosti) – Dr. Alexander Gershman, a Moscow-born surgeon practicing in Los Angeles, who pioneered robotic surgery in urology, is going to release his second jazz LP, “Melancholy,” Jazzcorner.com reported Friday.
The LP, which Gershman will release with his ensemble “Sasha’s Bloc,” will feature contributions from musicians who have worked with Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, Michael Jackson and Bob Dylan.
“Melancholy” is described on Jazzcorner.com as having “a big-band sound that recalls the vibe of New Orleans' Preservation Hall Jazz Band infused with the Blues, a hint of Gypsy Jazz, contemporary jazz and swing” and will be released by AG Entertainment in September.
Formed in 2012, “Sasha’s Bloc” regularly plays sold out concerts in California and have an increasing following across the United States.
Gershman, the bassist in the group, is also Chief of Laparoscopic Urologic Surgery at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Director of the Institute of Advanced Urology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and President of the American-Russian Medical Association.