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Fri, December 21, 2012
NYC premier of music from "Liquid Clarinets", a European cd collaboration from reed masters Lumanovski and Darriau(Klezmatics)!
NYC premier of "Liquid Clarinets", music originally created for the Italian record label FELMAY and released in Europe and the States. The music puts Ismail in a more improvisational context accessing balkan, Greek and original themes, all back by the veteran high energy downtown Balkan rhythm band, Paradox Trio.
PARADOX TRIO, led by Matt Darriau, is a quartet that creates original music inspired by Eastern European traditions driven by an improvisational NY edge . With their five previous releases on Knitting Factory, ENJA and now FELMAY labels, Paradox Trio has been influential in advancing world fusion with their innovative exploration of Balkan modes, Gypsy, middle eastern and klezmer music.
The Macedonian/Turkish clarinetist Ismail Lumanovski grew up in the Balkans cherishing his recordings of Western classical music, jazz, hip hop and rock. His ability to perform both Western Classical music and Balkan folk music with such inimitable skill is a rarity this writer has never witnessed close up before. None but a few distinguished musicians have truly mastered two opposite musical styles. Lumanovski is perhaps the first Roma (Gypsy) clarinet player to graduate from the renowned Juiliard School of Music in New York.
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