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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Vasil Hadzimanov Band: Lines in Sand

Read "Lines in Sand" reviewed by Geno Thackara

Among work with half a dozen musical ensembles and a line in TV/film scoring, one has to wonder when Vasil Hadzimanov has time to sleep, let alone lead his own group. Nonetheless he's managed seven albums with this wildly ambitious electric fusion outfit as well. If the title and cover of Lines in Sand suggest something ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Clarinet Tales with Arun Ghosh

Read "Clarinet Tales with Arun Ghosh" reviewed by Nick Davies

This show features an interview with clarinetist Arun Ghosh from the Cheltenham Jazz Festival. We talk about everything, from music in general to his composing and the recorder. We also discuss his latest album But Where Are You Really From. Plus lots of new music from artists like D.F.A. through to Beledo.

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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Leonardo Pavkovic: Nothing is Ordinary

Read "Leonardo Pavkovic: Nothing is Ordinary" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

More than any other person, Leonardo Pavkovic has made me write some crazy shit.

Pavkovic is the primal force behind the joyously eclectic MoonJune Records, which he established in 2001. “Established" may not be the right word: “I am truly an unusual and rules breaking call-it-record-company with a 'label' identity despite the fact that ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Vasil Hadzimanov and Bojan Zulfikarpasic: Live at Kolarac

Read "Live at Kolarac" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

The duet album between two simultaneously very similar and very opposite musicians, pianists Vasil Hadzimanov and Bojan Zulfikarpasic documents their two encounters that occurred in February and October 2015 at the prestigious concert hall in Belgrade, Kolarac. Both musicians have their distinguished careers in often different branches of jazz, have different sensibilities and yet they still ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Garana Jazz Festival 2017

Read "Garana Jazz Festival 2017" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Garana Jazz Festival
Garana, Romania
July 6-9, 2017

Running from the 6-9th of July, the 21st edition of the Garana Jazz Festival saw the jazz world descend on its location near the Garana village, high in the Semenic Mountains of Romania. Obviously, the artistic credibility and the creative energy were ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

Nenad Georgievski's Best Releases of 2016

Read "Nenad Georgievski's Best Releases of 2016" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

There is a poem by a Russian poet Velimir Khlebnikov titled “When Horses Die" that I came across to by accident. It goes like “When horses die they breathe when grasses die, they wither, when suns die they go out, and when people die they sing songs." For many musicians, the year 2016 was final and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Vasil Hadzimanov: Alive - featuring David Binney

Read "Alive - featuring David Binney" reviewed by Claudio Bonomi

Ottimo e abbondante il menu di “cucina" fusion offerto da questo live confezionato dal compositore e tastierista serbo Vasil Hadzimanov insieme al suo gruppo che, per l'occasione, si onora della collaborazione del noto sassofonista americano David Binney (virtuoso del sax alto, noto oltre che per i suoi numerosi lavori come leader per aver suonato con Uri ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Vasil Hadzimanov Band featuring David Binney: Alive

Read "Alive" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Critical to the success of this live album by the VHB is the fact that this band is, at its core, a working band. If you have seen VHB live, you will recognize that this album faithfully relays both the showmanship and ingenious punch of this unit. Obviously, this installment of the VHB is a highly ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Vasil Hadžimanov Trio: El Raval

Read "El Raval" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

El Raval is an ambitious project that brings together three virtuosos: renowned keyboardist/pianist Vasil Hadžimanov; bassist Martin Gjakonovski; and drummer Alek Sekulovski. Each artist is a prominent figure in his own musical sphere and country, but with this recording the Vasil Hadzimanov Trio arrives as a unified band. What links these remarkable musicians together is guitarist ...