Hristo Vitchev & Weber Iago | The Secrets of an Angel

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The Secrets of an Angel

by Hristo Vitchev & Weber Iago

div id="album-page-summary-short-description">An intimate impressionistic duet (guitar/piano) that will take the listener through a musical journey filled with adventures, quests, and pleasant surprises. A graceful conversation showcasing the many unique nuances of both instruments.
Genre: Jazz: Modern Creative Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Waltz by Chance Alone
7:21 $0.99
2. Zima's Poem
8:14 $0.99
3. When it Rains
6:53 $0.99
4. Haiuri's Dance
6:13 $0.99
5. The Secrets of an Angel
8:21 $0.99
6. The Last Pirate pt. 1 (Amazonian Tales)
6:50 $0.99
7. The Last Pirate pt. 2 (The Treasure of Carmel)
6:47 $0.99
8. Leka Nosht (Good Night)
6:55 $0.99
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Album Notes
"The Secrets of an Angel" is the latest recording from internationally acclaimed Bulgarian jazz guitarist Hristo Vitchev.
The album is an impressionist tale told through the graceful conversation of Hristo Vitchev and Grammy Nominated pianist Weber Iago's intimate duet performance. From deep harmonic landscapes and melancholic ballads to world-inspired grooves and exotic sonic textures, the "Secrets of an Angel" represents the new frontiers and directions of the ever changing universe of jazz/improvised music.

"Hristo Vitchev may be one of the best kept secrets in jazz today." - Digital Jazz News

"Vitchev’s multihued compositions are like impressionistic sound paintings." - JAZZIZ

"Bulgaria-born, Bay Area-based guitarist Hristo Vitchev, having firmly established himself as a gentle giant in the contemporary jazz scene, seems always willing and able to reinvent himself while holding true to the integrity of his artistry." – ECM REVIEWS


"On the heels of his impressive debut recording - Song for Messambria, guitarist Hristo Vitchev returns along with pianist Weber Iago for a wonderful guitar/piano duet recording - The Secrets of an Angel. "
"...the gentle title track shimmers like a glistening iceberg on a cold sea. The delightful two-part "The Last Pirate" is a highlight - brilliantly showcasing the exciting romantic bend inherent in Vitchev's music, while the the nostalgic lullaby "Leka Nosht (Good Night)" recalls a farway youth and rounds out this fine release."

JAZZUALITY.COM by Riandy Kurniawan

"Hristo Vitchev doesn’t need an orchestra to deliver his ideas. He only needs a guitar and a piano to send the message, and I would say the message sent perfectly. 8 new compositions are packed in a stunning album, attributing the impressionism side of music that will bring you to an unforgettable imaginative adventure. This is a fascinating album that offers something different. Not just music, but it’s a melodious journey with tales and quests packed inside. It’s an art at its best. It’s poetic, and they superbly tell us through the lovely collaboration between the sound of guitar and piano. Vitchev chooses the minimum set to bring us the new experience. It was a very smart move, because through this minimum formation we actually could focus on the concept they want to tell us."


"... this is an album where the overall mood of calm and serenity is rarely broken. Yet this is music that is never bland or wishy washy. The interplay between Vitchev’s guitar and Iago’s piano is always engrossing and the fluidity with which they glide in and out of solos without ever getting in each other’s way is spot on and instinctive. Vitchev’s tunes are all highly melodic and the duo’s improvising is tightly focussed and always supportive of the compositions. Vitchev and Iago have a rare chemistry and this is an album with the potential to appeal to a wide audience despite the sparseness of the instrumentation. The duo’s rich harmonic and melodic sense gives the music a fuller sound than the instrumentation might at first suggest. If you liked Vitchev’s quartet album or if you’re a Pat Metheny fan give “The Secrets Of An Angel” a listen, it’s a perfect mood piece and an album of some considerable charm."



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