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Ecce Jazz

by Pavol Bodnar

ECCE JAZZ - EU Grammy,2006 winning album. Tasteful and colorful jazz fusion, new and beautiful melodies, phenomenal vocal of Winand Gabor. All blended of Central European folk, jazz and driven by Latin engine. REALLY REFRESHING ALBUM.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Peacock Girl I
Pavol Bodnar
2:14 $0.99
2. Peacock Girl II
Pavol Bodnar
10:34 $0.99
3. Twelve Passions
Pavol Bodnar
5:48 $0.99
4. Some Other Indiana
Pavol Bodnar
3:59 $0.99
5. Peacock Girl III
Pavol Bodnar
3:20 $0.99
6. 3 Roses 4 Martina
Pavol Bodnar
4:06 $0.99
7. The Water Song
Pavol Bodnar
8:35 $0.99
8. The Chromatic Adventure
Pavol Bodnar
7:10 $0.99
9. A Deep Brook
Pavol Bodnar
10:50 $0.99
10. Moonlight Cherry ( Marieli Lullaby )
Pavol Bodnar
4:48 $0.99
11. Have A Good Time In Puerto Rico I
Elsa Valle, Eddy Portella
1:08 $0.99
12. Have A Good Time In Puerto Rico II
Pavol Bodnar
7:19 $0.99
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Pavol Bodnar - a jazz pianist, composer, arranger and teacher. In 1996, the Slovak Jazz Association awarded him the Ladislav Martonik Prize and the title Jazzman of the Year 1996 in Slovakia.In 2007,his ECCE JAZZ CD has been awarded AUREL 2006 for the best release in te category of jazz&blues. AUREL, European GRAMMY, is an annual prize instituted by IFPI, International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.
He was born in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia, on March 24th, 1959. He attended piano lessons from the age of six. His father was an amateur musician, who loved playing piano and violin and introduced him to the magic of American jazz. In addition to his study of European classical music at the Conservatory in Zilina ( 1976 – 1979 ) and biochemistry at J.A.Komensky University ( 1979 – 1984 ), he later attended prestigious Berklee College of Music for his jazz studies in Boston, Massachusetts, USA ( 1992 – 1993 ).
In 1990, Pavol was a finalist at the international jazz competition Concours Internationale des Thémes de Jazz in Monaco with his composition Cheerful Afternoon. This success resulted in his winning a full scholarship for the study at Berklee College, where he spent two semesters. In particular, he focused on jazz composition ( Ted Pease ) and jazz arrangements ( Jeff Friedman ). He also participated in diverse school programs, including for example the accompaniment of musical singers and the recording for the film scoring department.
As a pianist, arranger and composer, he has been working over the years with musicians of diverse styles, including the classical music projects, traditional jazz, swing, bebop, modern mainstream and American musical ensembles, as well as Latin, soul, R&B, gospel and ethno jazz bands. Among others, he has played with jazz musicians like Joe Muranyi, Harry Sokal, Larry Smith, Winand Gabor, Peter Cardarelli, Piotr Baron, Grzegorz Nagorski, Elsa Valle, Errol Weiss Schlabach, Barbara Montgomery, Enzo Ruggieri, Philippe Lavoipierre, Peter Lipa, Jaroslav Country Cervenka, as well as with groups - Peter Lipa Band, Peter Cardarelli & Pavol Bodnar Band, Slovak Polish Jazz Quartet, Close Harmony Friends, Polemic, VladoVizar Jazz Quartet, All Time Jazz Trio, etc.
Nowadays, he works mainly for two bands, the InterJAZZional Band and V4JAZZ. While his previous work and piano style were formed by both European classical music and American jazz from the 1930s to the 1970s, recently he has begun experimenting with use of Centraleuropean folk music motives. His compositions reflect diverse influences he soaked up from the childhood. In his music, the Slavic melodic, Latin rhythms structures and North American jazz harmonies are noticeble, whereby all these together are joined in a unique eclectic music concept. Considering formal frames of Pavol´s modern compositions, he uses typical jazz forms as well as original forms naturally created by means of compositional techniques of modern classical music ( CD Ecce Jazz, Hevhetia, 2006 ).
Pavol, as a pianist, is a skilled improvizer in general terms. He has two strengths – the accompaniment of singers and spontaneous improvizing over baroque forms. He often works with jazz singers as well as theater ensembles singers. He, for instance, played in Freie Buehne Wieden, Vienna, in Astorka theater, Bratislava, etc. Nowadays, he also teaches both the musical and pop singing at the Church conservatory in Bratislava. In 2000, Pavol was headmaster of the J.S.Bach anniversary concert Bach In Jazz & Jazz in Bach, that took place in Slovak Radio, Bratislava.

For the recording of acoustic piano, he uses DPA microphones.



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Excellent jazz/fusion CD. Pick up a copy today!
Pavol Bodnar's release of Ecce Jazz is a truly one of a kind jazz project. The CD is well-rounded with various styles such as eclectic jazz fusion, folk music melodies, Latin rhythms and universal harmony. The music on this CD clearly reflects an international sound like no other CD that we've heard recently. Pavol's piano arrangements are very diverse, along with spontaneous improvizing over baroque forms. One of the titles on the album, "3 Roses 4 Martina", is one of our favorites. This track says I am jazz, I am love, I am peace. The vocal style is very similar to Will Downing, and the fretless bass wraps around the melodies, like a tight fitting glove to a hand. This album definitely ranks very high in our book as one of the most sensual, and harmoneous projects to have been released in a long time. We strongly urge you to purchase this CD by Pavol Bodnar, a jazz pianist, composer and arranger.