Release: January 19, 2024
Known for his compelling fusion of Balkan, pop, classical music, and sprinkling of blues, Macedonian-born guitarist/composer Filip Dinev‘s musical magic has been admired at celebrated international concerts in Paris, Lille, Budapest, and Hamburg, among many others.
Now, this heralded “Best Young Jazz Musician” recipient (Jazz Factory Festival, North Macedonia) presents his sophomore album ‘Romann’, set to release on January 19th.
Recorded in Hamburg‘s illustrious MUT! Theater, the record embodies the full force of Dinev’s fearless approach to the modern guitar trio format. Collaborating with Tilman Oberbeck on double bass and Jan Zeimetz on drums/percussion, the record dances fearlessly in present moments of spontaneity, unveiling a universe where Balkan music, classical counterpoint, jazz, and blues harmoniously coexist.
From personal interpretations of Lennon/McCartney‘s iconic “Blackbird” to original compositions exploring the cultural and musical facets of the young guitarist’s identity such as “Morgenland”, each song encapsulates distinct elements of Dinev’s Balkan heritage, whilst showcasing his skill over complex folk rhythms, forward-thinking use of effects, and songwriting prowess. Vivacious drum grooves, gritty distorted guitar tones, spacious reverbs, extended harmony and propulsive basslines craft a sound and energy impressively larger than one might expect from a three piece.
Filip Dinev | Guitar, Compositions
Tilman Oberbeck | Double Bass
Jan Zeimetz | Drums, Percussion
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