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SUNSET-SUNRISE - Various Artists CAT. NO: CS-23
Rare Jazz/Fusion Gems From Bulgarian Vaults
FORMAT: CD / LP

£8.50 + VAT

£8.50 + VAT

All tracks recorded in Bulgaria and previously released on Balkanton label.

compiled by:
ZELJKO KERLETA

design by:
NINA VICENTIC
photo by:
VLADIMIR MILADINOVIC

© 2002, COSMIC SOUNDS

01
VESSELIN NIKOLOV - Hallelujah
5'38
02 FOCUS 65 - Sombrero Sam
8'22
03 JAZZ QUARTET - Samba
6'11
04 JAZZ QT. FROM THE STATE- A Sunday Afternoon Walk
7'13
05 FSB - Dawn
5'08
06 SIMEON SHTEREV QUARTET - Sunbeam
7'21 
07 YORDAN KAPITANOV -  A Trip
5'20 
08 *ROUSSE - The Scarecrew 
8'36
09
*FSB - Morning 
3'21
10
SIMEON SHTEREV QUARTET - Sunset-Sunrise
6'09
11
FSB - For Goodbye
1'29

* 08 & 09 are CD-only bonus tracks




REVIEWS: PLACE YOUR OWN REVIEW

This is the 6th compilation in a RARE GEMS series as part of Discoveries From The East. So far we have covered Czechoslovakia in 2 volumes, Russia, Yugoslavia and Poland. Although Poland is taking all the fame and became a synonym for Eastern European jazz other countries have also produced some pure gems. This compilation is dedicated to Bulgaria the less known of all of these countries. Bulgarian jazz discography was rather small but some of the names were well recognised by world jazz scene. Focus 65 Quartet gave us couple of leading names in Bulgarian Jazz who later recorded for other European and American labels and gained the fame worldwide. These are Milcho Leviev and Simeon Shterev. They later played and recorded (and still are) with dozens of famous jazz musicians. As this compilation is a section through Bulgarian scene through several decades (1967-1987) you will find both 60’s jazz with Latin and samba rhythms, some spiritual ethno based jazz, modal and also 70s spacey and funky flute fusion etc. Some of these records are well known (and very expensive) in collector’s circles but some are still very obscure. You will find here much sought after Latin style jazz dance classic “Sombrero Sam” by Focus 65 but also very deep, spiritual and hypnotic “Hallelujah”, nice fusiony “Samba” and “A Trip”, funky flute fusion “Sunbeam” and “Sunset-Sunrise”, a modal jazz/fusion “A Sunday Afternoon Walk” and “Scarecrow”, trippy ambiental “Dawn”, funky “Morning” and a nice piano solo pattern in “Goodbye”

DUSTY GROOVE INTERNET SHOP
The Cosmic Sounds label continues its rich exploration of the untapped Eastern European jazz scene of the 60s and 70s -- finally set free in these post-Iron Curtain years, showing a wealth of wonderful music that's finally getting out to our western ears! This beautiful set focuses on Bulgarian recordings of the late 60s and early 70s -- a nd like other volumes in the series, it's got a groove oriented approach that runs through a number of styles -- from hardbop to soul jazz, funky fusion, and beyond!

ANDY THOMAS SEVEN UPDATE
This is the latest in a brilliant series of albums documenting East European jazz from the seventies and eighties. Following the excellent 'Balkan Express', compiler Zeljko Kerleta focuses on the music of Bulgaria, and trust me the words rare and gem are more than appropriate. From the haunting spiritual jazz of Vesselin Nikolov's 'Hallelujah', to the flute driven Latin of Jazz Quartet's 'Samba', to the spacey fusion of Simeon Shterev's 'Sunbeam' this is an album of truly cosmic sounds from the East side.

CHRISSIE MURRAY
Glittering buried treasure from seriously marginalised East European masters of jazz 1967-88 … open your mind, discover… and smile.


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