Eleni Karaindrou τό 10 Music for the TV series based on the homonymous novel by M. Karagatsi Directed by Pigi Dimitrakopoulou Spiros Goumas bouzouki, baglamas, mandolin Kyriakos Gouventas violin Dinos Hadjiiordanou accordion Thomas Konstantinou guitar, mandolin Mimis Doutsoulis contrabass Vangelis Christopoulos oboe Nikos Ginos clarinet Stella Gadedi flute Maria Bildea harp Sergiou Nastaza violin Eleni […]
Thomas Demenga J. S. Bach: Suiten für Violoncello Thomas Demenga violoncello Recorded February 2014, Hans Huber-Saal, Basel Engineer: Laurentius Bonitz Executive producer: Manfred Eicher Release date: October 27, 2017 The Cello Suites of Johann Sebastian Bach, like his Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin, are touchstones for listeners and performers alike. In the latter sense, Thomas […]
Elina Duni Partir Elina Duni voice, piano, guitar, percussion Recorded July 2017, Studios La Buissonne, Pernes-les-Fontaines Engineers: Gérard de Haro and Nicolas Baillard (mastering) Produced by Manfred Eicher Release date: April 27, 2018 We are all departing, bound to be torn away, one day or another, from what we love. Here are scenes of departure sung […]
I have to admit to being thunderstruck by the work of Dimitar Bodurov, a Bulgarian pianist, composer and producer based in Amsterdam. Doing a quick run last evening over at Bandcamp in their jazz improvisation tag, I came across Bodurov’s work, both solo and in this magnificent ECM-feeling trio setup, and it hooked me in from the first blare of the trumpet. Rosen Zahariev-Roko steals the show in this release, playing magnificently, and both he and Bodurov are ably underpinned by the percussion work of Dimitar Semov.
Opto Music is going to be a label to watch for in the future.