oprócz 3 i 8 - kompozycja Grekow.Chołołowicz
Jacek Grekow: Akordeon, tarambuka.
Piotr Chołołowicz: Akordeon, tarambuka.
Nadja Klinčarova: śpiew
I recently received this very interesting and unique CD to review. I'll try to describe ist musical content in brief: Macedonian, Bulgarian, Polish, Russian and Gypsy folk motives and themes are arranged and performed on tzo button (chromatic) accordions. Some other folk instruments are used too (tarambuka, bagpipes) as well as vocals. Rhythms are typically Balcan and South Slavic rhythms: 9/8; 7/8; 6/8. South Slavic motives and rhythms are something I have grown up with, but on this recording they are brought up to a level of very fine art. Technically, all the pieces are performed with great ease along with amazing tone and bellows control. Stylistically, Piotr and Jacek play with a lot of feeling and sensibility, their phrases „breath" and „sing" and are so refined that it touches you emotionally. One cannot be critical of their performances. In general Balcan folk music needs a very strong bass pulse and a colourful variety of different rhythms (often Poly-Rhythms). I....... more