Hadzimanov, Vasil - Alive

VASIL HADZIMANOV: piano, keyboards
DAVID BINNEY: alto sax
BOJAN IVKOVIC: percussion, vocals

"In keeping with the label's time-honored tradition of shining a spotlight on newly-discovered artists whose immense musical talents challenge convention and defy categorization, MoonJune Records is pleased to offer the musical stylings of Serbian keyboardist, pianist and composer, Vasil Hadzimanov. Although hardly a household name outside Europe, Vasil has performed with a number of elite, renowned musicians (David Gilmore; Antonio Sanchez; Matt Garrison; David Binney; Nigel Kennedy; and more). Vasil is a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music, in Boston. "Alive" documents Vasil and his band in peak creative form, in front of enthusiastic, most appreciative audiences. The music is fresh and truly alive!: unpredictable and unpretentious, at times, hypnotic, at times pushing the envelope and flattening boundaries. This is bold, adventurous music which pays homage to a variety of styles and influences –- jazz, ethno-fusion, progressive rock, avant garde, and many other genres -- while remaining free, spry and elusive in its own right.

This, their international record debut with MJR, is actually the band's sixth album. Since first forming more than 15 years ago, the Vasil Hadzimanov Band has performed hundreds of shows and been well received in numerous jazz festivals covering Europe, Eastern Europe and Japan. The mesmerizing performances captured here -- recorded across Europe, in 2014 -- features the well-known American saxophonist, David Binney.

"Alive" serves notice of yet another powerhouse musical treasure that MoonJune's Leonardo Pavkovic has uncovered and is proud to present -- proving, yet again, that music which is truly "progressive" is not bound by convention or tradition, but is art which seeks out its own form and travels uncharted paths."
  • LabelMoonJune
  • UPC692287907624
Your Price $13.00

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