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 Re: Ivo and Yuri
Author: Ralph Katz 
Date:   2005-11-21 22:02

I attended their concert at the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, MI on 11/17/05. The concert hall there seats 157 and was full. Pardon this brief review.

The concert was largely from their new CD (below) and other material. Some things I heard when they last played in Michigan in 2003, some I have not.

There were issues with the sound system, and they were somewhat tired, being 6 weeks into a 7-week tour, but this was still a very high-energy concert. People got up to dance and use the limited space. They played a single set, about 75 minutes!

Their new CD "Together Again" is on the Traditional Crossroads label CD 4330 (www.traditionalcrossroads.com). Features Ivo Papasov (clarinet) Yuri Yunakov (alto sax), Neshko Neshev (accordion), and Aalif Ali (drum kit), with Kalin Kirilov (guitar, bass), Carol Silverman (vocals), and Seido Salifoski (percussion). The personel was the same except with only percussionist Mr. Ali on the tour.

There is some repackaging here, but this is still a very exciting recording. They make limited use of overdubbing. Ivo especially, and Yuri to a lesser extent, judiciously process their sounds for impact (I like the results but everyone may not.)

The CD contains 4 Bulgarian cuts and 4 Rom cutsm (just under 53 minutes total). This means that they average just under 7 minutes a song. Whew!

CD produced, and introduction by Harold Hagopian, Liner notes by Carol Silverman.

There are some musicians who, by contract, get payed by the note. If Ivo was payed this way, he would be the richest clarinet player in history.

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