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Giorgi Mikadze

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Giorgi Mikadze (piano) He was born in Tbilisi in 1989. At the age of 6 he entered the “10-grade school for the talented” named after Zakharia Phaliashvili, where he took classes of classical music delivered by Nodar Nakaidze. He was singing in the boys’ choir established at the Tbilisi State Musical Center of Jansugh Kakhidze -- lead singer. At the same time he was attending composition classes delivered by composer Nunu Dughashvili. Giorgi is the prize-winner of many international competitions (2002 -- II national contest of Nodar Gabunia -- II award and the title of prize-winner; 2005 -- Kiev -- VI international Horowitz contest of pianists -- special prize and diploma; 2005 -- II international contest of young pianists, Tbilisi -- II award and the title of prize-winner); participates in the following festivals: “evenings of modern music” (2008), “ART- GENI”, The International Festival-Institute at Round Top, Texas, US (2009); has received the scholarships of the President of Georgia (2003), Eter Andjapharidze (2007), Giya Khancheli (2009)

Album

Faune

Label: French Paradox
Released: 2020
Track listing: Lonely Woman; Midtown Blues; Lullaby; Messiaen: Le Baiser de L'enfant Jesus; Intro to ESP; ESP; Outro to ESP; Ravel "Forlane"; Fauna; Capricho de Raphael; Monkey Puzzle Tree; Final: Drum Soli

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Article: Album Review

Raphaël Pannier Quartet: Faune

Read "Faune" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


The debut from drummer Raphaël Pannier has no difficulty laying out references to modern modes of impressionism and the nature of wildlife implied in its title. Its opener --a ten-minute take on Ornette Coleman's “Lonely Woman" that offers slinky melody, sophisticated coloring, intense upheaval, a bass soliloquy and a return to the shadowy theme--is but the ...

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Article: Radio

Black History Month Special Hour of Poetry & Jazz

Read "Black History Month Special Hour of Poetry & Jazz" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


The salute to Black History Month continues in this episode with an entire hour devoted to poetry and music, as well as more from Christian McBride's The Movement Revisited. New albums sampled are from New Orleans' trio Nutria, microtonal keyboardist Giorgi Mikadze from Georgia (the country of Georgia), trumpeter Susana Santos Silva and her band Impermanence, ...

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Article: Album Review

Philipp Gerschlauer/David Fiuczynski: Mikrojazz!: Neue Expressionistische Musik

Read "Mikrojazz!: Neue Expressionistische Musik" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


If you've followed guitarist David Fiuczynski's work in recent years, then you should already know that he's continually intensifying his search for what exists in the spaces between the spaces. While Fuze has always registered as something of a non-conformist, he's now completely shed a layer of skin and left conventional Western musical tuning behind, evolving ...

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Article: Year in Review

2015: The Year in Jazz

Read "2015: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling


The year 2015 was a curious blend of ups and downs, with glimmers of optimism offset by its losses. Venues opened to great fanfare, but others closed for a variety of reasons. UNESCO's International Jazz Day became firmly entrenched as the exclamation point on Jazz Appreciation Month activities in April. Daily arts journalism took a hit ...


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