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Bodurov Trio: Senkya Padna

Read "Senkya Padna" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Following the intimate Solo In Bonn (Opto Music, 2019) and Coalescence (Opto Music, 2020)--a duo album with electronics producer Ivan Shopov--pianist Dimitar Bodurov returns to the bread and butter of his trio with Senkya Padna. Flanked by long-standing collaborators Jens Dueppe on drums and Mihail Ivanov on bass, Bodurov once more draws on Bulgarian folk music as the launching pad for his own brand of contemporary jazz, one which relegates swing and the blues in favor of more personal rhythms ...

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European Jazz Conference 2022

Read "European Jazz Conference 2022" reviewed by Francesco Martinelli

European Jazz Conference 2022 Toplo Centrala Sofia, Bulgaria September 22-25, 2022 More than 300 professionals, representing 180 member organizations from 38 countries, came together in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, for the eighth annual European Jazz Conference. The event is organized by the Europe Jazz Network, an organization founded in 1987 (full disclosure, with the help of this writer) that transformed its own General Assembly in a major forum for discussion, reflection, meetings and idea ...

Album Review

Dimitar Bodurov: Solo in Bonn

Read "Solo in Bonn" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Pianist, composer, producer, curator, and director of the mixed-arts Radar Festival, Dimitar Bodurov wears many hats. Since 2003, his trio has been his main vehicle, though collaborations with the likes of Michael Moore, Judith Scholte, Theodossi Spassov, Sandip Bhattacharya and Randy Brecker reflect a broad musical palette. Solo in Bonn is Bodurov's second solo recording, coming over a dozen years after the studio outing Stamps from Bulgaria (Optomusic, 2006). Recorded live at Beethoven-Haus, Bonn, in late 2018, these eight pieces—improvisations ...

Album Review

Bodurov Trio: Seven Stamps

Read "Seven Stamps" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Bulgarian pianist Dimitar Bodurov may reside in Amsterdam but his love of his homeland's folk culture remains strong. On Seven Stamps, the fourth album from the Bodurov Trio since its formation in 2001, Bodurov continues his exploration of Bulgarian folk music and the “rhythm in 7" which gives the album its title. The exploration on this set of Bodurov's original compositions mixes jazz and Bulgarian folk together in a series of fascinating and enjoyable musical interactions. As a ...


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