Tale Ognenovski Jazz Composition No. 1 - Macedonian Jazz Clarinet Solo





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Tale Ognenovski, Composer and Greatest Clarinetist of all time. The New York Times for Tale Ognenovski performances as virtuoso clarinet and reed pipe (‘kavalche’) soloist with Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec" in Carnegie Hall, New York City on January 27, 1956 wrote: "Display of Tremendous Skill … joy and delight … folk arts, comes from Macedonia … brilliantly spectacular and wonderfully unfamiliar dances … great individuality … wide variety … incredible phrases … the dances are ravishing, and their range is truly astonishing … remarkable music on both orthodox and unorthodox instruments … a raucous and unforgettable pipe … wonderful art but also a superb show … Surely one performance in New York is not enough … “ - Article entitled "Ballet: Yugoslav Folk Art; 'Tanec' Dancers Appear at Carnegie Hall in Display of Tremendous Skill", written by music critic John Martin, The New York Times, January 28, 1956, p.11, and, “spectacle … stunning show that any set of spectators would find hard to resist … thousand different shades of dynamics … rapidity … conscious virtuosity … the broken circles of the kolo of the Macedonian mountains … curious musical instruments that accompany many of the dances … a dateless reed pipe …” - Article entitled "THE DANCE: FOLK ART; Group From Yugoslavia In Impressive Debut Learning vs. Magic No Macedonian Monopoly The Week's Events", written by music critic John Martin, The New York Times, February 5, 1956, p. 114. These musical terms written in these articles are the most brilliant musical expressions written for performance by an instrumental soloist (with orchestra) in Carnegie Hall in New York published in The New York Times from 1891 until now. CD album entitled: Macedonian Clarinet Jazz Composed By Tale Ognenovski Label: Independent records, USA. (Catalog: IR 38824, September 2, 2008). Tale Ognenovski composed and arranged all 12 tracks: Tale Ognenovski Jazz Composition No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. The exploration of Macedonian music traditions with a jazz sensibility is remarkable. The sound is quite simply phenomenal. Ognenovski's music is timeless. Tale Ognenovski was obviously way ahead of his time, and it is a classic that will be around forever. This CD Album is one of the Best Jazz Instrumental Albums of all time. Amazon.com Reviewer: Erika Borsos
"I am a fan of the clarinet and was absolutely blown away by the beautiful music on this CD. I have all the CDs produced by this fabulous clarinet player from Macedonia who is often called a "genius" which in my opinion is no exaggeration and this one is my favorite. Jazz music has a freedom of expression like few other musical styles. Tale Ognenovski uses the most intricate Western playing techniques and combines them with exotic Balkan stylizations creating a pure and genuine new dimensional sound. The listener's spirit soars, dances and flies with pleasure and anticipation gliding on every note and musical phrase. Besides the astonishing clarinet playing, Tale Ognenovski is also a master player of the reed pipe, small bagpipe, zourla and drums which add more flavor and spice to the original, creative, and artistic clarinet music on this CD. His son Stevan Ognenovski accompanies the master clarinet player on the reed pipes and drum. While his grandsons Kliment and Nikola add their accompaniment on the reed pipes. Overall, this is a an outstanding CD that is rich with Balkan flavor and has great depth. It is filled with sensational and spectacular music..."
CD Album is available at: Amazon.com, CD Baby, iTunes, The Orchard, CD Universe. Tale Ognenovski won top honors on October 11, 2003 at Macedonian Parliament as the Winner of 11 Oktomvri Award, the highest and the most prestigious national award in Republic of Macedonia.
Website http://www.taleognenovski.mk
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