Milcho Leviev is a Bulgarian jazz pianist, and he normally sticks to jazz, but on this album of solo piano works, he digs a bit more into his Eastern European roots for an odd but pleasant mix of styles. Leviev is a forceful and energetic player, even when playing a ballad, and stepping outside the bounds of straight jazz gives him the opportunity to showcase that ability quite well. This album makes me wish that Laszlo Gardony (a Hungarian jazz pianist) would draw more heavily on his roots.
The Man from Plovdiv. The Man from Plovdiv. MA Recordings, M-A Music 18. CD.
Audio CD, 20 Jul 1999. Milcho Leviev is a Bulgarian jazz pianist, and he normally sticks to jazz, but on this album of solo piano works, he digs a bit more into his Eastern European roots for an odd but pleasant mix of styles.
MILCHO LEVIEV is a world fusion, vocal jazz, big band post bop music artist. The clouds of war were gathering over Europe in 1937, when Milcho Leviev was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. His journey to jazz fame had begun and he recalls it thusly: During . II Bulgaria was, for the most part, a fascist country, on the German side. My father was Jewish, but the Bulgarian Jews didn't go to the gas chambers, they were saved, like the Danish Jews.
Milcho Leviev (Bulgarian: Милчо Левиев) (December 19, 1937, Plovdiv, Bulgaria) is a Bulgarian composer, arranger, and jazz pianist. Leviev graduated from the Bulgarian State Academy of Music in 1960 majoring in composition under Pancho Vladigerov and in piano under Andrei Stoyanov. As a student, he won second prize at the International Competition in Vienna for his Toccatina for piano. His professional development as a composer began at the Drama Theatre in Plovdiv . Leviev-Slon & Co. Play the Beatles: When I'm 64 (City Hall, 1999). The Man from Plovdiv (MA, 1999). A Voyage Again/Con Mucho Gusto (CDBaby/N' House, 2006). Multiple Personalities: Milcho Leviev Plays the Music of Don Ellis (Mighty Quinn, 2006). Total Eclipse (Atlantic, 1974).
Milcho Leviev (Bulgarian: Милчо Левиев) (December 19, 1937, Plovdiv, Bulgaria) is a Bulgarian composer, arranger, jazz performer and pianist. Milcho Leviev graduated from the State Academy of Music in 1960 majoring in Composition under Professor Pancho Vladigerov and in Piano under Professor Andrei Stoyanov. As a student, he won the second prize at the International Competition in Vienna for his Toccatina for piano.
Milcho Leviev Plays the Music of Don Ellis - Milcho Leviev - Multiple Personalities. Открывайте новую музыку каждый день. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Миллионы композиций бесплатно и в хорошем качестве.
|1||Sadovsko Horo Milcho Leviev||Milcho Leviev||2:35|
|2||Minor's Boogie||Milcho Leviev||4:45|
|3||Beep Bop||Milcho Leviev||3:06|
|4||B Minor||Milcho Leviev||7:36|
|5||C Blues Suite, Pt. A||Milcho Leviev||2:50|
|6||C Blues Suite, Pt. B||Milcho Leviev||8:42|
|7||C Blues Suite, Pt. C||Milcho Leviev||2:27|
|8||Mody Mooda||Milcho Leviev||4:45|
|9||Extemporized Toccata (Toccata Extemporata)||Milcho Leviev||9:28|
|10||Dies Irae||Milcho Leviev||12:14|
|11||Polymetric Study #3||Milcho Leviev||1:50|
CreditsTodd Garfinkle - Engineer, Producer
Yukio Kojima - Editing, Mastering
Milcho Leviev - Composer, Primary Artist
Tatsuhiko Tanaka - Photography