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Rhodopa

Label: First Orbit Sounds
Released: 2013
Track listing: Devoiko Mart Hubava (Beautiful Young Lady); Oblache Le Bialo (Little White Cloud); Silent Prayer; Improvasation #1; Blues for Clever Peter; Lale Li Si Zyumbiul Li Si (Are You a Tulip, Are You a Hyacinth); Improvisation #2; Polegnala e Todora (Todora Took a Nap); Hubava Si Moia Goro (You Are Beautiful My Forest).

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Devoiko Mari Hubava (Beautiful Young Lady)

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Label: First Orbit Sounds
Released: 2012
Duration: 7:04

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Hristo Vitchev and Liubomir Krastev: Rhodopa

Read "Rhodopa" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

As artists continue to explore new musical vistas, some, Ulysses-like will return home to explore their ethno-musical roots and look to gather new wine from older grapes. Such is the example of this unique and very exquisite recording. With Rhodopa, Bay Area guitarist/composer Hristo Vitchev and clarinetist Liubomir Krastev meld musical minds, dive exuberantly ...

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Hristo Vitchev / Liubomia Krastev: Rhodopa

Read "Rhodopa" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

While jazz as an art form always moves forward, it is also tied to tradition and the music of the past. Many jazz musicians with European ties have found inspiration in the folk music of their country: Jan Johansson's Jazz på svenska, Dag Arnesen's Norwegian Song 1-3 and Sunna Gunnlaugs Songs from Iceland are some of ...

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Hristo Vitchev and Liubomir Krastev: Rhodopa

Read "Rhodopa" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Bulganin modern jazz guitarist Hristo Vitchev resides in the Bay Area and alternates between a variety of jazz formations. On Rhodopa, which is a mountainous region in Bulgaria (named after the character from the Greek mythology known also as Hera, sister of Zeus) he teams with clarinetist Liubomir Krastev who shares with him Bulgarian roots on ...

Rhodopa

Label: First Orbit Sounds
Released: 2012

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Hristo Vitchev and Liubomir Krastev: Rhodopa

Read "Rhodopa" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The duo format is nothing new for Hristo Vitchev, but his prior work in this arena focused exclusively on his playing relationship with pianist Weber Iago. In fact, all four of the Bay Area-based guitarist's prior albums--whether duo, quartet or quintet--featured Iago in the lineup; but everybody knows that nothing is forever. With the release of ...


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