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VIARA /GEORGI KORNAZOV “HORIZONS” QUINTET / BMC Records, 2008  
Georgi Kornazov, trombone, compositions
Emile Parisien,
soprano sax
Manu Codjia,
guitar
Marc Buronfosse,
double bass
Karl Jannuska, drums

1 Veronique
2 Testament
3 Sianie
4 Oblatsi
5 Viara
6 Na mama
7 Lune
8 Souvenir des Balkans
9 Pessen


PRESSE  “VIARA”/ BMC RECORDS 2008 ★★★ JAZZMAN,  fff  Télérama



“A new album by the famous bulgarian trombonist Georgi Kornazov…He manages the composition, which is brilliantly orchestrated, with his use of dynamics. Starting from very beautiful and rather simple melodies, Kornazov delineates a musical space and develops something different which spreads from the register of naked and sensitive emotion to the bright weaving of brass instruments which respond or unite in the underlying groove.” 
JEAN-MARC GELINLES DERNIERES NOUVELLES DU JAZZ 

“The music in Viara is that type of jazz which is intelligently arranged, the kind of music you want to hear and listen to again with pleasure. The melodies, which are composed in counterpoint alternating with unison parts, stay in the memory of the listeners. Kornazov’s music covers the whole range of possible atmospheres, from dreamy beauty to wild tempest.”
CONCERTO  N°6
 

“Georgi Kornazov shows his voice through beautiful lines thanks to his elegance as a composer and arranger. In this album, he has carefully matched the textures of the trombone, the soprano sax and the guitar in a well balanced way.“
YANN MENS, La CROIX


“Stirring music, fusion of all european cultures, starting of course with the eastern one, in the cauldron of jazz which remains a reference. « Viara » is an attractive achievement, one of those recordings that will stay in our hearts.”
NICOLAS BENIESROUGE- Hebdomadaire de la LCR


“Georgi Kornazov's new CD entitled « Viara » is the most personal opus of the jazzman. The album as a whole maintains a coherent groove, in color as well as profundity. The musician creates flexible structures in his compositions while avoiding too much brilliance. An artist who knows how to create and organize his jazz in a modest yet impertinent way. This CD belongs to an intimite, nostalgic and loving genre...Georgi Kornazov is an accomplished, precise and meticulous musician... He prefers magic to charm, and it works.”

JEAN-PAUL GAVARD,  LES IMMORTELS


"This record is so good that one is tempted to say nothing and then we remember that the fun needs to be shared. Georgi Kornazov is a blended universe between bulgarian music and western jazz ; a mix of irresistible melodies set contemporaneously. Supported by inspired musicians, the trombonist gives free rein to a lyrical expression ; nostalgic, warm, and intimate. A greatness of soul traverses this music, which is undoubtedly distinguished by penetrating emotion."

YVES DORISON / CULTURE JAZZ


"With this record, Georgi Kornazov offers a modern and very personal jazz. The cultural heritage of central europe is delightful, a very swinging and emotional component. Georgi Kornazov evokes a calm atmosphere, never devoid of tention, like a wave about to break. It is truly a delectable album!
Hats off to the artist...to be discovered urgently !”

LAURENT THORINHAUTE FIDELITE 


"A real music, where you can hear the echoes of folk elements, but especially the open and passionate spirit of jazz."
MICHEL CONTAT, TELERAMA