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GEORGI KORNAZOV STARO VREME / YOLK Records, 2001 
Georgi Kornazov, trombone, compositions
Stephane Guillaume,
sax soprano and clarinet
Manu Codjia,
guitar
Antonio Licusati,
double bass
Thomas Grimonprez,
drums
Guest: Geoffroy Tamisier,
trumpet

1 AROUND SOFIA
2 SONG PART 1
3 SONG PART 2
4 ORIENT OCCIDENTAL
5 ROSSITSA
6 PROLOGUE
7 CHORTAL
8 FOR IVAN
9 BERCEUSE POUR MARION
10 DANSE BULGARE


PRESSE  ★★★★ JAZZMAN 

"Georgi Kornazov is now firmly anchored in the french music scene. His compositions and arrangements are like bridges between Bulgarian folk music and European jazz. Sometimes very nimble, sometimes very romantic and moving, always played with an intense emotion. The music played by this Quintet is really just amazing."
THIONVILLE ACTION MUSICALE, février 2006 

"Kornazov composes with his memories of songs and melodies from his childhood and finds the right words." JONATHAN-DUCLOS ARKILOVICHJAZZMAN, octobre 2004 

"Jazz never ceases to display the seeming contradictions between uprootedness and deep roots. And this dualism is highlighted in the title " Occidental Orient ", one of Kornazov's compositions so reminiscent of his native Bulgaria. Jazz has now become his language, and shows lots of diverse influences that enrich it without limiting it."
VINCENT BESSIERES, JAZZMAN 2001 

"Georgi Kornazov shows a wide capacity of expression on the trombone (...) In spite of their youth, his musicians are nonetheless amongst the most talented and sought after jazz musicans in France...A splendid soul." 
JAZZ CLUB d’AUXERRE 

"A beautiful wild energy, dreams of wide areas and imaginary travels emanate from this range of sounds"  
PANNONICA, NANTES 

"A fluid, sophisticated, powerfully lyrical quintet, always ready to upset compositionnal limits and to give free rein to individual inspiration, they combine with a great sense of alchemy, a strong taste for melody and a high inclination for improvisation." 
FRANCK MEDIONI, JAZZMAN

"Kornazov is a perfect backup musician as well as a first-class soloist. By dint of hard work, he has achieved stunning virtuosity on a reputedly difficult instrument, as well as a unique, vibrant and flexible sound…An inimitable texture that evokes the warmth of the human voice. Gueorgui succeeds in fully expressing his jazz musician’s identity while remaining faithful to his origins, which can always be heard in the background…beautiful evidence of the cosmopolitan spirit that inspires this fantastic musician.” PASCAL ROZAT, JAZZMAN