Vasil Hadzimanov Band, Alive, 2016
And while on the subject of Moonjune (go check their website for current Celebration offers), here is another release from them, the Vasil Hadzimanov band. I am sorry to say I have never heard of them, and I rarely write about live album either. But since this was an unknown force, I’d reckon I try spent some words on it.
When you are familiar with the label, you will have a clue as to what to expect. And indeed, this band is no exception. Instrumental music between Jazz, fusion and a tad of prog, with musicians that all are ace players. But the downside of release like this for me is that the music needs large amounts of time to be able to connect with it. There is a lot of free styled jamming and soloing going on, so for a lot of people this will be hard to digest.
Of course there are parts of songs that are based on melodies and groove. Like pieces of songs like Nocturnal Joy or Otkrice Snova for instance. And like I said, the band is terrific, I am sure they impressed every audience they performed for. Which in this case would be during a Serbian tour in 2014.
Anyway, lovers of the label or the genre are in for a treat, others should listen in first.