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SUZNANIE / GUEORGUI KORNAZOV & LEONARDO MONTANA / 2014
Gueorgui Kornazov,
trombone, compositions
Leonardo Montana,
piano

1 UTRIN
2 OCHAKVANE
3 ZIG ZAG
4 VECHNOST
5 STRAST
6 TUMNINA
7 TUGA
8 PORIV
9 RAZMISUL
10 POLET
11 SUZNANIE


PRESSE
«This imaginative duo  gives a free flowing form to their subtle suggestions of melody and harmony. Power and rhythmic precision (Montana), exquisite  breath and  harmonies (Kornazov)...
The sound amplitude of the trombonist is incomparable.»
VINCENT COTRO, JAZZMAGAZINE, novembre 2014


"Georgy Kornazov roared on his trombone. Growls, purrs complaints and huge, sudden unusual harmonic sounds crossings explosions, when his voice adds a multifonics in the mouthpiece of the trombone. The music (goes) from blues to​​ balkans without really to can be identified. A while lyrical, poignant, large, heroic, Kornazov lives a kind of inner anger tempers hardly reply, often delicate, Leonardo Montana. It is polymorphic, playing arpeggios, accompaniment, a brief unison and counterpoint, stimulating, commenting, contrasting. It is rich, while remaining behind the huge beast pipe trombone that devours everything in its path, in a one-way interaction that excludes those moments of mutual tenderness and magic of the note and the Crusaders silence allows the duo. I immediately adheres to collective fascination but, over the pieces, I face shines as someone whose love, anger, indignation or enthusiasm overwhelm you until asphyxiation. "
FRANCK BERGEROT redacteur en chef de JAZZMAGAZINE, juillet 2015



"It was nice looking, searching, questioning his memory, wandering the shelves packed with surprises of public media libraries and question the old sages, trombone / piano duets are few. For the rest, the scarcity is required, at least on an entire album. This shows the originality of the task that is assigned by Georgy Kornazov and Leonardo Montana. The duo demonstrated exotisme: it is probably not a common bulgarian playing in complicity with a brazilian ... Each piece carries a Bulgarian name that determines the color: "Utrin" (morning), hot and brassy, ​​full of hope, "Ochakvane" (Waiting) is more meditative. Montana will fetch in the depths of his strings pulse needed to support the great melodic sense of Kornazov, agile and full of rhythmic sense and sweetness. Montana's rhythmical sence allows Kornazov to multiply the mouthpiece and the mute effects that alter the timbre better give it depth, like the stunning "Poriv" (Rafal)."

FRANPI BARRIAUX, CITIZEN JAZZ janvier 2015