MakedonissimoTraditional Macedonian Music Transcribed by PANDE SHAHOV (b.1973)
Catalogue Number: 09W065
Reference: CKD 636
Description: Pianist Simon Trčepski takes listeners on a tour through the incredible rhythms and haunting melodies of the Macedonian folk music tradition in which highly intricate, jazz-influenced riffs and harmonies are seamlessly interwoven. Inspired by Trpčeski’s passion for the folk traditions of his homeland, Macedonian composer Shahov created a six movement cycle he called Pletenki (Plaits). In these new arrangements Shahov merges his own sound world – one which is influenced by impressionist attitudes to resonance and jazz harmony – with Macedonia’s traditional music. Simon Trčepski (piano), Hidan Mamudov (clarinet, sax, kaval), Aleksandar Krapovski (violin), Alexander Somov (cello), Vlatko Nunev (percussion).