EMBASSY OF USA
AIR MOLDOVA INTERNATIONAL
International Ethno Jazz Trio Festival
"Trigon, the trio made up by Anatol Stefanet (viola), Oleg Baltaga (drums) and Alexandru Murzac (bass guitar), have served as their native Republic of Moldova's main jazz product during the last decade. To celebrate their 10th anniversary, Trigon members produced the Ethno Jazz Trio festival in Moldova's capital, Chisinau, in late September. Dedicated exclusively to Trigon's own style and format, the event displayed enough diversity, ranging from the exquisite trad-classical-vanguard mixture of Moscow's Second Approach Project (Tatiana Komova, voc; Andrei Razin, p, Igor Ivanushkin, b) to the blatant folk-rock of the Troitsa group from Belarus, or from the exhilarating modal landscapes painted by Bulgarian saxophonist Anatoly Vapirov, Tatar guitarist Enver Izmailov, and Hungarian percussionist Kornel Horvath to the colorful percussion trio headed by Turkish superstar Okay Temiz. Bertrand Renaudin (dr) and Olivier Cahours (g) joined forces with viola-wizard Stefanet in a French-Moldavian project, Izmailov's own Tatar Trio provided exotic odd-rhythms from Crimea with more than a hint to Stanley Jordan's technique, while Poland's Magic Carpathians and Germany's Bardomaniacs delved into foreign cultural grounds. During the morning symposiums, moderated by Ghenadie Ciobanu, president of the Moldavian Composers' Union. Down Beat's only East European contributors had the chance to meet for the first time, and sign this report jointly." Virgil Mihaiu, Kirill Moshkow, Down Beat.
Ethno-jazz trio TRIGON
Andrei Razin – piano
Tatiana Komova - vocals
Igor Ivanushkin - contrabass
Second Approach project was created in 1998 They released fifth CD; each of them
means a new pitch on a huge field of new improvisational music. In the determined
extent this project is similar to ESM sound basis, however is very individual
and with a pronounced national character, due to contrast experience of the participants.
BLACK SEA TRIO
Bulgaria, Ukraine, Hungary
super star, saxophonist and composer Anatoly Vapirov achieved a secure position
as one of the leading musicians of modern jazz in the late 60s. This position
he retains and now. He has a wide range of interest: he plays mainstream in the
Gold Years of Jazz ensemble, in Varna he is Head of a Big Band playing traditional
jazz Anatoly Vapirov is the author of more than 50 CDs released in Russia, Bulgaria,
England, Germany, Denmark, Italy and Switzerland.
Bertrand Renaudin and Olivier Cahours are well known in France for their wide concerts activity and involvement in many jazz projects. The original composition of this duo - acoustic guitar and drums - unites musicians in creation of an acoustic album that remarks an unusual melodic character. One of the 3 CD's of the duo -"L'Arbre Voyage" - Label Harmondia Mundi 2000 was awarded with the "Shock" prize of the Jazzman magazine.The painter, percussionist, conductor and lyric composer Bertrand Renaudin is "Musician without boundaries' which " creates music that could be released yesterday or ten years ago or will be recorded in ten years". All Renaudin's projects testify to fidelity and validity of this affirmation.
Magic Carpathians Project formed by Anna Nacher and Marek Styczynski has developed the Magic in four CD -"Ethnocore" - FLY Music "The Book of Utopy" and "Denega" - Obuh Records "Ethnocore 2: nytu" - Drunken Fish Records. They regularly run the workshops called "Biomusic" and "Reclaim the voice", which combine the art, music, theatre and restore at the same time deep contact with the energy and creative power of Nature. In 2001 The Magic Carpathians has toured the United States with success.
Trio's music stylistically is ethno-jazz or world jazz. This music is a combination
of many elements - jazz, Mediterranean and oriental folklore, classical harmony
and astonishing virtuosity. Trio's repertoire matches with main theme of his leader
creation, Super star, Legendary guitarist virtuous.
Participating at an alternative music contest in 1996, organized by SOROS foundation this trio received a high public sympathy and the juries notice it by awarding them with the first prize. Since this moment the trio began very intense their concert activity in Byelorussia and abroad. During the 7 years they held more than 400 concerts and recorded the most successful on 3 CD's at the PAN-Records studio in Nederland. 15 years of Ivan Circiuc's folkloric expeditions in the Byelorussian villages founded the ethno basis of the conception of self-expression of the trio. The archaic folk ritual songs were organically included in their repertoire and were fulfilled in the modern times, saving authentically sounded the archaic and the folkloric melodies. Troitsa gave a new life to the songs that was on the way of disappearing. This group is like a link between the past and the future, of the history values, and way of existence of this nation.
OKAY TEMIZ PROJECT
Turkish super star Okay Temiz is now reaching a wider audience with his exciting,
innovative percussion playing, and his unique approach to multi-cultural music.
He is graduating Conservatoire in Ankara and launches his professional musical
career in 1955. His 30 years work in Scandinavia, the innovators experiments concerning
folk and jazz music, makes Okay to became one of the greatest musicians of the
world. Okay Temiz plays all kinds of percussion instruments that he has collected
all over the world and confected by himself. Okay's Projects involve a harmony
between folk and improvisation; create a sound that is on the foreground of today's
World Music Okay Temiz has participated in more than 250 festivals, played about
3000 concerts, and released 57 CDs in different countries: In 1991 his album "Fis
Tziganes", reached Number 3 on the French music charts, CD "Green Wave",
for years remained to be among the top 10 of World Music DJs' annual lists. The
CD released in Greece was shortly chosen and rated as a five-star album by the
Down Beat jazz magazine. He is playing with "Temiz's Romans band" and
with his international "Black Sea Orchestra" named "all stars band"
twenty years now, Michael Bardo Henning has been known as a pianist and composer
on stages and at festivals, in radio and television productions across Europe.
Bardo Henning's music features a warm lyrical tone, an improvisational power,
a rhythmic expressivity and lucidity in composition. He is well known as jazz
soloist and like conductor of big band Experimenti Berlin Orchestra He plays in
"Band Serene" and "Blauer Salon - lyrics" orchestra, in "Achmed's
Dream" - suit for the Turkish chorus and jazz orchestra; in duo and trio
with Sirone, Tonz Oxlez and Albert Mangelsdorff. He released 11 CDs in 10 years
was awarded in 1981 - prize of German Sound Academy; in 1989 - Jazz Award of the
SWF; 1986, 1987, 1989 - the award of Berlin City.