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Modern Jazz Guitarist Hristo Vitchev's brand new project - "Rhodopa" (New Single Released)
(Published: May 23, 2012)

Hristo Vitchev / Liubomir Krastev - "RHODOPA"

With their RHODOPA project, modern jazz guitarist and composer Hristo Vitchev and virtuoso clarinetist Liubomir Krastev create a beautiful sonic pairing of the extremely emotional and lyrical Bulgarian folklore and the multidimensional and deeply textured world of modern jazz harmony.

"Lale li si, Zyumbiul li si" (Are you a Tulip, Are you a Hyacinth)is the newly released first single of their upcoming album "Rhodopa." The full record will be available early 2013.

"The wonders of Jazz Guitarist and composer Hristo Vitchev have been described by others as follows: 'Vitchev's sophisticated and adventurous work is imbued with shimmering harmonies and lyrical improvisations, and `Hristo Vitchev may be one of the best kept secrets in jazz today. He is the epitome of sonic gold.' But it takes only an introduction to his gifts as represented here in this one passage from an album to soon be released called RHODOPA to decide for your self that you are in the presence of a very unique master.
Hristo Vitchev was born in Sofia, Bulgaria and now lives in the San Francisco area but his roots are warmly displayed in this single selection `Lale Li Si, Zyumbiul Li Si ` (translated, `Are you a Tulip, Are you a Hyacinth'), a plaintive song that radiate warmth like a wafting breeze. His collaborator on this piece as well as for the entire album is virtuoso clarinetist Liubomir Krastev and together these two artists take us to another place - a place rich in folksongs caressed by contemporary jazz. Vitchev's mastery of his guitar is matched by the extreme span of notes Krastev brings to the duo. It sounds as though he is playing different size clarinets, so lyrical is his tone on the high notes and so resonant on the lowest register.

Hearing simply this one excerpt from the album (a work in excess of 10 minutes) unsheathes emotions that we may have felt inaccessible. It is moving, it is intensely musical, and it is well crafted and performed." by Grady Harp (AMAZON.COM)

Listen to the song on YouTube:

Listen to the song on SoundCloud:http://soundcloud.com/first-orbit-sounds-music/lale-li-si-zyumbiul-li-si-are

But the song on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Lale-Li-Si-Zyumbiul/dp/B0085A0PXY/

Buy the song on CdBaby.com:

Buy the song on iTunes: http://www.itunes.com

Hristo Vitchev - guitar
Liubomir Krastev - clarinet

More Information: http://www.hristovitchev.com

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