Nikolai Kapustin, born in 1937, is considered a pioneer of the Soviet jazz scene. His music combines typical jazz idioms with classical forms. This anthology contains some of his most popular piano works: Sunrise (Daybreak) op. 26 - Suite in the Old Style op. 28 - Toccatina op. 36 - Variations op. 41 - Motive Force op. 45 - Big Band Sounds op. 46 - Contemplation op. 47.