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2LP released: Feb 28, 2020

Tracklisting:
1. Metivuri (Prelude)
2. Dumba Damba
3. Shedzakhili (Interlude)
4. Elesa
5. Mirangula (Interlude)
6. Moaning
7. Racha (Interlude)
8. Maglonia
9. Gelati (Interlude)
10. Kartlos Blues
11. Gurian Lullaby (Interlude)
12. Lazhghvash
13. Tseruli
GIORGI MIKADZE
GEORGIAN MIKROJAMZ (TRANS ORANGE VINYL)
Label: RARE NOISE
Cat No: RNR116LP
Barcode: 5060197761974
Packaging: 2LP

The folk music of Georgia is one of the earliest and richest polyphonic traditions in the world, despite being little known to the rest of the
modern world. Combining a sense of national pride, musical invention and exploratory spirit, pianist/composer & arranger Giorgi
Mikadze has created a striking new hybrid of traditional Georgian folk music and progressive microtonal jazz on his breathtaking debut
album, Georgian Microjamz. Georgian Microjamz discovers unexpected common ground between the ancient traditions of Mikadze's
native Georgia, where the Orthodox Christian church featured only vocal music in its services, and the very modern microtonal
innovations of guitar great David "Fuze" Fiuczynski, with whom the keyboardist studied while at Boston's Berklee College of Music.
Fiuczynski joins Mikadze to breathe life into this alien-sounding fusion, along with Greek-born bassist Panagiotis Andreou (Now vs.
Now, Mulatu Astatke) and drummer Sean Wright (Musiq Soulchild, Taeyang). On three tracks the quartet is supplemented by the
stunning vocals of Georgian choir Ensemble Basiani, while singer and ethnomusicologist Nana Valishvili adds a heartwrenching vocal
performance to "Moaning," a powerful ode to the victims of the 2008 military conflict between Russia and Georgia.

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