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Places – Zhivko Vasilev

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Places” is the kind of journey that gives you stories as a present. The moment when you leave a place and head for another, where you are bound to leave a part of yourself, again. The moment unexpected horizons unfold, bestowed upon you by the perfect sounds of the “kaval”. Zhivko Vasilev narrates this journey in his eleven original compositions and arrangements, all of them inspired by the essence of Beauty. “Places” has been recorded entirely live and brings a sense of closeness, transparency and purity, through an acoustic rendering.

It’s there, where music can take you when the eyes cannot.

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Zhivko Vasilev – kaval [1-3], [5-11]; piano [4], [9]
Dimitar Gorchakov – piano [1-3], [5], [6], [8], [10], [11]
Mihail Ivanov – contrabass/el. bass [1-6], [8-11]
Borislav Petrov – drums [6], [8], [10], [11]
Martin Hafizi – drums, percussion [1-5]
Alexander “Sani” Kunchev – percussion [10]
Lukas Pamminger – el.bass [7]
Miroslav Ivanov – guitar [11]
Stoil Ivanov – drums [7]
Borislav Iliev – guitar [7]
Stoimen Peev – 1st violin [2], [3], [6], [9]
Orlin Tsvetanov – 2nd violin [2], [3], [6], [9]
Viktor Mitsev – viola [2], [3], [6], [9]
Viktor Traykov – violoncello [2], [3], [6], [8], [9]
Vasil Hadzhigrudev – contrabass [3], [9]

Publisher: Gega New Ltd.

UPC/EAN: 195999071817
Producer: Zhivko Vasilev
Composer/Arranger: Zhivko Vasilev
Recording/Mixing/Mastering: Svilen Angelov – White Room Studios – Salzburg, Austria

This project has been carried out with the support of:

Musicautor Bulgaria, American Foundation for Bulgaria and prof. Pavlina Dokovska, Operational program “Innovation and competitiveness.”, “Our home is Bulgaria” Foundation, National Music School Liubomir Pipkov – Sofia, Andreas „Chico“ Eccli (Klangfabric Studio – Innsbruck, Austria)

© 2021 Zhivko Vasilev – Places

Album Version

Digital (mp3 – download), Physical (CD)

1 review for Places – Zhivko Vasilev

  1. Michel Abspoel

    “After listening to this beautiful new CD ‘Places’ by Zhivko Vasilev, I needed some time to ‘land’ again.
    What a beautiful set of compositions! They take you on a journey beyond expectations.

    Very original musical discoveries and ideas, performed by top musicians!

    Every instrument is highlighted at the right spot with its own solo and/or improvisations.

    Definitely a very good choice for using strings as an addition to the arrangements.

    It flows from tradition to modernity and they blend beautifully together.
    You can feel the music and the compositions are logical.

    An wonderful and outstanding CD!
    You don’t want to miss this musical flight! It is breathtaking!

    Michel; The Netherlands.

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