[Music] Thomas Demenga: J. S. Bach – Suiten für Violoncello (ECM New Series 2530/31) — Between Sound and Space: ECM Records and Beyond

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 […]

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[Music] Elina Duni: Partir (ECM 2587) — Between Sound and Space: ECM Records and Beyond

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 […]

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[Music] Eleni Karaindrou: David (ECM New Series 2221) — between sound and space: ECM Records and Beyond

Eleni Karaindrou David Kim Kashkashian viola Irini Karagianni mezzo-soprano Tassis Christoyannopoulos baritone Vangelis Christopoulos oboe Stella Gadedi flute Marie-Cécile Boulard clarinet Sonia Pisk bassoon Vangelis Skouras French horn Sokratis Anthis trumpet Maria Bildea harp Katerina Ktona harpsichord ERT Choir Antonis Kontogeorgiou choirmaster Camerata Orchestra Alexandros Myrat conductor Concert production: The Athens Concert Hall Recorded live […]

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[Music] Rosen Zahariev-Roko | Dimitar Bodurov | Dimitar Semov – Mixing Vanity Trio


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.