|Painting: Rembrandt (1633)|
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Here's one of the "works":
Mi Kim adds her wordless vocals to the Brazilian-inspired "History of Beauty" and "Ghost", her ethereal sound rising in tandem with the acoustic guitar (Marcio Philomena) and then weaving around the active bass lines on the former track. For the latter, her voice sets the mood, picked by Gavrielli's excellent piano solo (note the fine bass counterpoint and active drumming), and joining in with Ellis's alto sax.
The album closes with "Elegy", a solo bass piece (with overdubbed arco and pizzicato)––composed for a friend who recently died, the music focusses on how melodic a soloist Slavov can be. The piece is not very long but still powerful....and truly hopeful and healing.
"Little Stories" is certainly not small music nor is it loud or annoying. Instead, this program, conceived and composed by Peter Slavov, soothes as much as it excites, makes one think on the stories from our own lives and how being apart from loved ones is never easy. The blend of sounds, of strings and reeds plus piano and vocals, makes for good listening any time.
For more information, go to www.peterslavov.com.
Here's the second track:
Peter Slavov - bass, compositions, arrangements, producer
John Ellis - saxophone, bass clarinet (on five tracks )
Mark Small - bass clarinet ("Small Little Things" only)
Matt Marantz - tenor saxophone ("A.M." only)
Nitzan Gavrieli - piano
Dan Kaufman - piano (opening track)
Mark McLean- drums (on two tracks)
Diego Ramirez - drums
Marcio Philomena - guitar ("History of Beauty" only)
Mi Kim - voice (2 tracks)
Entcho Todorov - violin (opening track and "Gone")
Patti Kilroy - cello ("Gone")
Jen Herman -viola ("Gone")
Yves Dharamraj - cello ("Gone")
Adele Stein - cello (opening track)
Miguel Lagos - executive producer
Maria Jose Concha - cover art