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1 Oct 2015 Hong Kong City Hall, Theatre

 

Hristo Vitchev, guitar結他鋼琴鼔低音

Weber Drummond, piano鋼琴

Daniel Robbins, bass低音

Michael Shannon, drums鼔

 

 

“Hristo Vitchev, having firmly established himself as a gentle giant in the contemporary jazz scene, seems always willing and able to reinvent himself while holding true to the integrity of his artistry.” – ECM REVIEWS

 

在保加利亞出生旅居美國三藩市多年的 Hristo是一名當代印象派結他手,至今共出版了六張個人唱片,包括贏取了2009年E-Jazz news 之年度最佳唱片。他亦曾寫2無數關於即興演奏的文章,及一本關於和弦理論的書藉。Hristo勇於創作,曾編寫了270多首樂曲,包括於2013年第五十三屈蒙特里爵士音樂節作首演的‘The Perperikon Suite’。多年來Hristo Vitchev四重奏先後在歐洲及日本多次巡演,其作品結構慎密,和弦閃爍及即興部份的詩樣旋律,屢受各地傳媒高度讚賞,譽為聲樂中的印象派作品。

 

Hristo Vitchev is an impressionistic modern jazz guitarist and composer from Bulgaria, and now residing in the San Francisco. Hristo has toured nationally and internationally, appearing at some of the most prestigious jazz clubs and festivals, and has also held guitar clinics in Europe and Japan. He has written more than 270 original compositions, many articles on jazz improvisation, and a book on chordal theory entitled “Between the Voicings: A New Approach to Chord Building for Guitarists”. The Quartet’s 2009 debut album, “Song for Messambria” quickly received outstanding reviews by international jazz community and was selected as one of the best jazz albums of 2009 by E-JAZZ NEWS.  Till now, Hristo has released 6 albums under his name, including “The Perperikon Suite” in 2013 which premiered at the 53rd Monterey Jazz Festival.

 

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“Vitchev’s sophisticated and adventurous work is imbued with shimmering harmonies and lyrical improvisations.” – JAZZTIMES MAGAZINE

“Vitchev’s multihued compositions are like impressionistic sound paintings.” – JAZZIZ

“You just won’t find a jazz guitarist (on the planet) these days who has such essential communication skills through his fingers.” – Improvijazzation Nation Magazine

“Hristo Vitchev may be one of the best kept secrets in jazz today. He is the epitome of sonic gold.” – DIGITAL JAZZ NEWS

“Hristo Vitchev plays as the cultural end result of his life experiences. Simply put, Vitchev plays more so from the heart than he does the head.” – Critical Jazz

“A richly textured album full of strong melodic and rhythmic ideas and with some superb playing throughout.” – THE JAZZ MANN (England)

“Hristo is now looked upon as one today's finest jazz guitarists around the world. He’s a creative artist with a strong passion and endless originality. His music has magic powers since he can bring listeners’ emotions to a far deeper place that few people ever reach.” - Andrea Nardini (The Noodle Chronicle - Shanghai, China)


www.hristovitchev.com

 

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