Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Vyacheslav Ganelin (born 17 December 1944 in Kraskovo near Moscow) is a Lithuanian Jewish jazz musician and composer. Primarily a pianist, he also plays other keyboards (organ and synthesizer) as well as bass, guitar, and percussions. He was the leader of the Ganelin Trio, described by critic Chris Kelsey as "arguably the world''s greatest free jazz ensemble" of the 1970s and ''80s. In 1948 his family moved to Lithuania, where he learned to play piano in the music school, and later at the Vilnius Conservatory where he graduated in 1968.In 1961 he debuted as jazz pianist in a concert, after partial cultural liberalization under the rule of Nikita Khrushchev.