Ludmil Krumov (guitar)
Peyo Peev (gadulka)
Zhivko Vasilev (kaval)
Teodor Petkov (piano)
Vasil Hadjigrudev (bass)
Borislav Petrov (drums)
LUDMIL KRUMOV AND THE SMALL BULGARIAN FOLK JAZZ ORCHESTRA – CULTURAL COLLISION
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“Cultural collision is when a character experiences a period of growth from their exposure to a culture that is dissimilar to their own therefore altering their thoughts.”
(From the presentation ‘Cultural Collision’ by Suha Raza, Farryl Lawson, Faith Santos)
Following the path of exploring the possibilities for fusing two geographically distant musical traditions, Bulgarian born jazz guitarist and composer Ludmil Krumov takes the listeners on a musical journey in his consecutive attempt to unite Bulgarian Folk Music and Jazz.
Each of the eleven compositions in the album is written in a specific traditional Bulgarian folk dance groove and mode, spiced up with a pinch of Bartok and Stravinsky, interpreted in a more contemporary improvisational jazz manner by a team of excellent jazz and folk musicians including Ludmil Krumov (guitar), Peyo Peev (gadulka), Zhivko Vasilev (kaval), Teodor Petkov (piano), Vasil Hajigrudev (double bass) and Borislav Petrov (drums).
Using a wide palette of musical colors “Cultural Collision” conveys the notion of uniting people and cultures emphasizing the similaritiesbetween them.
The album was recorded in february 2022 at Doli Media Studio (Sofia/Bulgaria) by Ilian Apostolov, mixed by two-time Grammy-winning audio engineer, multi-platinum and gold record award recipient, and GMA and Junos award recepient Mike Marciano at Systems Two Recording Studio Long Island, New York, and mastered by multiple Grammy-winning audio engineer Dave Darlington at Bass Hit Recording Studio New York.