SABIN TODOROV Trio “Archaeology” Teaser – 💥NEW💥
April 17, 2020
Sabin Todorov Trio “Archaeology” Teaser
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Sabin Todorov Trio “Archaeology”
Sabin Todorov piano, compositions
Lionel Beuvens drums
Sal La Rocca doublebass
Bulgarian Pianist Sabin Todorov is releasing a third one as a trio. “Archaeology”, a metaphor for the inner journey, takes us into the poetic world of the pianist through jazz that is resolutely modern and where melody is right up front.
Sabin Todorov’s trio will soon celebrate its 20th anniversary. Founded in 2002, Todorov’s plan was to cross modern jazz with the rhythms and melodies of traditional music from his home country, Bulgaria. This he succeeded on the first two albums, Inside Story (2008) and Inside Story 2 (2010), both released by Igloo.
After a long period of exploring trends, structures and interactions in modern jazz, the trio is back with a third album, ten tracks entirely composed and arranged for the trio by the pianist.
Archaeology should be understood as a metaphor for the inner journey. A journey that delves into our memory and subconscious and draws out wonders, such as: the little melody in the title track; the spirituality of an old book that inspired My Name Is Sadness; the magnificent aesthetic of the film “Dreams” (1990) by the Japanese director Akira Kurosawa evoked in Kurosawa’s Fox Wedding; Flight Over The Ocean and El Hierro that draw their inspiration from the beauty of nature; or game of Fear and What a Mess, two tracks steeped in fear and the feeling of chaos but also by humour.
The trio format (piano/bass/drums) acts as the perfect combination for the pianist to sketch out his singular, poetic universe.
Short Bio : Sabin Todorov was born in 1966 in the town of Burgas, Bulgaria. He graduated from Sofia Conservatory, in the Department of Classical Music Theory. In 1997 he arrived in Belgium and continued his education at the Royal Conservatoire in Brussels. He graduated in June 2004, specialising in jazz piano. Todorov formed the trio with Sal la Rocca on bass and Lionel Beuvens on drums in 2002, with the idea of implementing a musical project that combines modern jazz and rhythms with melodies from the treasure house of Bulgarian folklore.
In 1978, in the midst of the cultural and artistic “post 68” effervescence, a label was born. Igloo was created by passionate fans of fiercely original, independent and singular music.
Over time, the label has released recordings and contributed to the history of jazz and improvised music in Belgium, with a catalogue of over 400 references!
Although the first Igloo releases were definitely far from being intended for mass consumption – soundscapes, improvised music – the merger with the LDH label in the early 80s led to it releasing its first jazz productions (and significant ones): Chet Baker, Philip Catherine, Jacques Pelzer, Michel Herr, Steve Houben and Charles Loos.
All these names contributed to building the label’s reputation not only in Belgium but on the international scene. This enabled it to realise its primary ambition: to necome a platform for future talents. This led to the label putting the spotlight on the generation of Nathalie Loriers, Eric Legnini, Ivan Paduart and Manuel Hermia in the early days… followed by Mélanie de Biasio, Greg Houben, Pascal Mohy, and many others right up to the new wave of jazzmen such as Igor Gehenot, Antoine Pierre and Jean-Paul Estiévenart.
The label’s philosophy has always been to promote diversity, allowing expressions of more marginal music to be heard and supported in a musical context that lives under the threat of standardization.
Although jazz became its main domain, the label remains open to more “unclassifiable” creations via its “Igloo +” collection. It has also diversified by integrating, in the late 90s, projects that grew from cultural encounters under the «Igloo Mondo» banner. Lastly, chanson française remains important. After the productions of the Franc’Amour label in the 80s (Maurane, Pascal Charpentier, Claude Semal, Dunker), Igloo created the Factice label to provide support for more contemporary French-speaking artists such as Sacha Toorop, Mochélan, Mathias Bressan and Karim Gharbi.
So for 40 years the label has been recording, producing and promoting the music of its artists across the 5 continents!