VASIL HADŽIMANOV BAND
World Fusion / Post Bop • Serbia

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VASIL HADŽIMANOV BAND is a collective formed in 1997 in Belgrade, Serbia. The mastermind behind it is Vasil Hadžimanov - a Berklee scholar and a piano & keyboard player who fuses various aspects of Balkan folk music(s) and jazz fusion, with heavy emphasis on percussion and keyboard tapestries.

The band’s permanent line-up is comprised of variety of renowned Serbian musicans of younger generation: Vlada Samardzić on electric bass, Srđan Johnny Dunkić on drums, Bojan Ivković on various percussions as well as vocals and scat.

Aside from a quartet core of the collective, there’s a number of guest musicans with whom VASIL HADŽIMANOV BAND is collaborating frequently, such are Brankica Vasić, Teodosii Spasov, Antonio Kitanovski and Orhan Maslo.

Often cited as a Balkan-focused variant of Joe Zawinul’s music - such a tag is not untrue, but it’s doing injustice the band’s variety of styles and it’s unique chemistry, which is developing it’s own
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Kafanki
World Fusion 2003
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World Fusion 2007
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Života Mi
World Fusion 2009

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World Fusion 2001
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Vasil Hadzimanov Trio : El Raval
Post Bop 2011
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Alive
World Fusion 2016

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VASIL HADŽIMANOV BAND Alive

Live album · 2016 · World Fusion
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Jazz fusion is alive and well in 2016, and still making a steady comeback thanks to artists like Vasil Hadzimanov and his new lively live album; “Alive”, which features Vasil’s usual electric quintet expanded with the inclusion of saxophonist David Binney. The spirit of early Weather Report can be heard on here, both the Miroslav and Alphonso versions, which is always a good thing as Vasil channels Zawinul while Binney invokes Wayne Shorter, but there is a lot more influences at work on here than just the past. Like a lot of modern fusion artists, Hadzimanov has modernized his sound with shades of electronica and drumnbass rhythms, plus influences from around the world, particularly the Balkans and North Africa. Also, like a lot of modern fusion, the boring slickness of the 80s is far behind us on “Alive”, instead, this music is raw, imaginative and energetic with a very loose approach.

“Alive” opens with two lengthy cuts that bear some resemblance to the aforementioned Weather Report, and while Vasil and David’s call and response might remind some of classic Zawinul and Shorter, over time, Binney tends to eschew the minimalist Shorter style, and instead digs deep into his saxophone with sheets of notes that recall modal masters like Kenny Garret and John Coltrane. After these two openers, things diversify a bit with the percussion led “Oldazim” and the North African rock of “Dolazim”. Later in the album, the quiet and meditative “Razbolje Se Simsir List” uses classical type motifs and “Uaiya” presents Binney’s most extensive solo. Overall there are no bum tracks on the entire album, its smokin hot from start to finish.

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Album · 2007 · World Fusion
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Berklee graduate Vasil Hadzimanov is a son of one of the most popular Macedonian chanson singer Zafir Hadzimanov.After few years he spent playing in US, he returned to his native Serbia and founded what currently is obviously most professional Serbian jazz fusion band (with another Berklee graduate bassist Vlada Samardžić on board).

The history of modern days West Balkans jazz isn't easy at all. Being one of advanced jazz country in all Eastern Europe in late 70-s, during Balkan wars musical tradition in all former Yugoslavian countries were destroyed and all best musicians were emigrated to Western Europe or US. As a result new generation of competent jazz musicians in region almost doesn't exist at all.

In that situation, Vasil Hadzimanov band is almost a miracle - extremely professional musicians play jazz fusion,seriously influenced by Joe Zawinul at the top level of musicianship. Hadzimanov as keyboardist is all excellent, and mostly keyboards based band's sound is authentic enough mixing mid-70s fusion with clever doze of Balkan folklore. Possibly some conservative look on material could be criticized, but knowing the musical situation in the region such genre's choice looks quite understandable though.

Even if this album is first of all keyboards-based fusion example, there is enough space for each musician,and everyone of band's members demonstrate extremely high professional level. Great thing is there is not overdose of Balkan/Gypsy folk elements in band's music (not an often case for region bands).In all,excellent if a bit vintage fusion album,one of the best jazz release coming from Western Balkans from last few decades.

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