Hristo Vitchev / Weber Iago / Christian Tamburr - "HEARTMONY 3" - LIVE at "Bach and Dynamite" - 06/17
(Published: May 23, 2012)
Bulgarian modern Jazz Guitarist/Composer Hristo Vitchev presents the music from his latest and critically acclaimed record "HEARTMONY" with Brazilian piano sensation and Latin Grammy Nominee Weber Iago and virtuoso vibraphonist Downbeat award winner Christian Tamburr.
SUNDAY, JUNE 17th
BACH DANCING AND DYNAMITE
311 Mirada Road
Half Moon Bay, CA
Reviews of the Heartmony CD:
"If ever there were a marriage between classical music and jazz then this Heartmony is it. Hristo Vitchev and Weber Iago have created a very special experience." - Grady Harp (Amazon.com)
"Both on and off the bandstand, Vitchev is an artist who wears his emotions on his sleeve. His new "Heartmony," a duo session with his frequent collaborator, Brazilian pianist Weber Iago, provides a master class in the way a chord or harmonic progression can evoke a flood of sensations." - Andrew Gilbert (San Jose Mercury News)
"This set of guitar-piano duets is quietly emotional, always intriguing and quite original. Vitchev's clear toned guitar blends in perfectly with Iago's powerful piano and the two musicians often seem to think as one. Heartmony is quite thought provoking and well worthy of many close listens. Highly recommended." - Scott Yanow
"Guitarist Hristo Vitchev and longtime collaborator, pianist Weber Iago, have created a work of sublime musicality with Heartmony. Exquisitely lyrical, although a bit too sweet, this opus brings together multiple musical influences into a coherent and cohesive, multilayered narrative, the momentum of which does not slack from the first few notes to the very last. Vitchev and Iago interweave long musical threads into a shimmering soundscape of serene beauty." - Hrayr Attarian (All About Jazz)
"Hristo Vitchev is a gifted composer and master guitarist whose stylish approach to the music makes him a hidden wonder of the jazz world. Heartmony is an intelligent musical statement and gentle follow up to his previous works, a relaxing soulful musical experience sure to touch a piece of your heart." - Ed Blanco (E-JAZZ NEWS)
"The two opening ballads, "Under Trees of Color, Over Fields of Grey" and "Musica Humana", combine chamber jazz expressionism and harmonic invention. Vitchev works in both electric and acoustic mode, creating different sonic characteristics with fluidity and intricacy. Iago's classical influences are sometimes flickering, sometimes intense. He creates a pastoral setting that evokes Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring. Both Vitchev and Weber play as extensions of each other, individually and collectively guiding each piece with increasing but subtle complexity. Vitchev and Weber, having played together in larger groups, have clearly developed an ease in playing sophisticated and appealing music that is far more complex than it first appears. They skillfully suppress and build momentum within rich, shadowy twists of their main theme. As structured as Heartmony is, it is necessarily structured to keep a proper balance between the technical and the expressive. Nevertheless, these are compositions in which improvisation is as prevalent as the profound musical and harmonic insights." - Karl Ackermann (All About Jazz)
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