Wladigeroff Brothers – For The Greatest And Little Things (2011)

FrontCover1Bulgarian twin brothers, pianist and clarinetist Konstantin and trumpet player Alexander Wladigeroff, again have teamed up with an exciting band of international artists, amongst them percussionist Stoyan Yankoulov. ”For The Greatest And Little Things“ is the second album, following the twins‘ debut ”Wanderer in Love“ (Extraplatte) of 2007. It fluidly combines intricate jazz harmonies with hot Latin rhythms and Eastern European melodies. If rhythm is the bridge between cultures, the twins walk across it with a spring in their step! The Wladigeroff Brothers descend from of one of Bulgaria‘s most prominent musical families. The twin brothers first studied at the Music Academy in Sofia, which is named after their grandfather, famous composer Pancho Wladigeroff (1899-1978). Their father Alexander P. Wladigeroff (1933-1993), too, was a composer and conductor, and the twins have a life-long commitment to music to look back upon. They both honed their skills at the University and at the Academy of Music in Vienna, and in Alexander’s case, also at the Royal Academy of Music in London. The twins are already a well-known entity on the Austrian music scene, having performed at the Salzburger Festspiele, the Burgtheater, the Volkstheater, as well as in such renowned Viennese clubs as Porgy and Bess, Birdland, Jazzland, and the Szene Wien. They have performed – among many others – with Red Holloway, Ostbahn Kurti, Fatima Spar and the Freedom Fries, Wolfgang Puschnig, Juan Garcia Herreros, Linley Marthé, Vladimir Karparov and Teodossi Spassov. (Promotion text)

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Ekaterina, Alexander & Konstantin Wladigeroff

For The Greatest And Little Things” is the latest album by the award-winning Bulgarian twin brothers, Konstantin and Alexander Wladigeroff. Alexander, trumpet player with extraordinary skills, and Konstantin, an evocative pianist and clarinetist, have teamed up with a diverse and exciting band of international artists, amongst them percussionist Stoyan Yankoulov. ”For The Greatest And Little Things“ fluidly combines intricate jazz harmonies with hot Latin rhythms and Eastern and Balkan melodies. The richly textured album creates an artistic arch from ballads in shades of blue to entertaining, foot- tapping uptempo numbers, all with a dose of whimsical humour. If rhythm is the bridge between cultures, the twins walk across it with a spring in their step! (by daily records)

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Valya Dervenska (violin)
Juan Garcia-Herreros (bass)
Denise Nittel (violin)
Dimitar Karamitev (kaval)
Vladimir Karparov (reeds)
Linda Mancheva (cello)
Milan Nikolic (bass)
Dusan Novakov (drums)
Richard Oesterreicher (harmonica)
Flip Philipp (vibraphone)
Andrey Prozorov (saxophone)
Mario Vavti (trombone)
Tomasz Wabnic (viola)
Alexander Wladigeroff (trumpet, vocals)
Ekaterina Wladigerova (piano)
Konstantin Wladigeroff (piano, vocals)
Stoyan Yankoulov (drums, percussion)

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Tracklist:
01. E.S.T. Part 1 (K.Wladigeroff) 4.04
02. E.S.T. Part 2 (K.Wladigeroff) 7.01
03. For The Greatest And Little Things (K.Wladigeroff) 4.40
04. Smolyansko Vaklo Devoche (K.Wladigeroff) (05:56)
05. Varenka (K.Wladigeroff) 9.19
06. Salsalito (K.Wladigeroff/A.Wladigeroff) 6.56
07. Emi (K.Wladigeroff/A.Wladigeroff) 6.00
08. Dance Elegy (K.Wladigeroff) 8.37
09. Rachenitza (K.Wladigeroff/A.Wladigeroff) 7.11
10. For The Day, When Today Will Be Some Time Ago (K.Wladigeroff) 3.37
11. Voller Kanton (K.Wladigeroff/A.Wladigeroff) 4.22
12. Children’s Smiles (K.Wladigeroff) 6.49

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