Plamen Karadonev: Sianie
Plamen Karadonev (piano, keyboards, accordion)
Crossing Lines (Mu Records)
Plamen Karadonev (piano, keyboards, accordion),
Elena Koleva (vocals), George Garzone (sax), Kendall Eddy (bass), Austin McMahon (drums).
Composed by Plamen Karadonev.
Recorded: March 18 & 22, 2007
Rating: 88/100 (learn more)
I love ballads whose melodic lines come in from many directions. The angularity gives the music an other- worldly quality. On "Sianie," Elena Koleva pushes the music a step farther with beautiful and ethereal wordless vocals that follow George Garzone's theme. Mid-song, a strong contrast is set up as Garzone takes a bluesy sax solo, bringing in a more organic element. When Koleva returns, "Sianie" again takes off into the mist.
Reviewer: Mark Saleski
Tags: 2000s jazz