Fully realized jazz beauties Dimitri K – Gardens of Delight

Fully realized jazz beauties Dimitri K – GARDENS OF DELIGHT:  When I first encountered Dimitri’s splendid musical talent, and reviewed his “7/8” album, I predicted that you would be hearing much more from him, and on this February, 2020 release, he’s made that come true… to get a more intimate look at his compositional skills, watch this superb little video from the upcoming album first…

…you can see from watching this that Dimitri has a unique ability to weave art, music and true beauty together in most captivating fashion… be sure to SUBSCRIBE to his YouTube channel, too, where you’ll find many wonderful videos… I did.

Using Lord Byron’s poem as his inspiration, and the significant talents of Chase Shellee – vocal; John Valeri – guitar; and Alvin L. Giles – bass & piano, Dimitri weaves a beautiful piece together for the listener on “No More A Roving” (samples won’t be available until mid-February, 2020)… I predict this tune will be getting a LOT of airplay! 

Though some of the promo materials allude to Dimitri’s music being in the “smooth jazz” category, you’ll realize (right away) as you listen to the 5:37 opener, “It Takes Two“, that his musical vision transcends any attempts to pigeonhole it that narrowly; you’ll hear truly emotional violin from Konstantin Dimitrov as well as beautiful oboe by Jamie Strefeler, guitar from John Valeri and bass & piano from Alvin L. Giles… I loved the song, and have no doubt you will, too.

The string intro to “Fleeting Vision” is beautiful in & of itself, but when Joel Klein’s splendid sax kicks in at about the eleven-second mark, you’ll find one of the most danceable and groove-laden tunes you’ll hear in 2020… Alvin’s piano made this a tune that’s going to be in a permanent slot on my iPhone player (something that seldom happens)!

Lannie Battistini’s piano on one of the shorter tunes, the 4:20 “Happiness“, made it easy to choose it as my personal favorite of the dozen chart-breakers Dimitri has included for our aural adventures… again, I expect this song will be getting LOTS of airplay on jazz stations ’round the world.

You’ll be hearing much more from Dimitri, I’ve no doubt… for this superb jazz excursion, he gets a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with a (perfect) “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 5.00; that means, of course, that he also gets a “PICK” from me for “most intriguing jazz album”.  Get more information about him at the Dimitri K website.            Rotcod Zzaj

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Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Dick Metcalf (aka Rotcod Zzaj) is a globe-hopping musician and poet who spent many years roving the world until he finally settled in his current abode, Lacey, Washington... just down the road from Seattle. He started IMPROVIJAZZATION NATION magazine in 1990 (still being published), and Contemporary Fusion Reviews magazine in 2016. He also was a keyboard player & singer for many years... you can hear (and download for free) many of those works at his "Internet Archive Collection". If you'd like to support our efforts and get something in return, there are also a few of these albums for sale on the Rotcod Zzaj BandCamp site"

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