After Hours by Alma Nova


Performer: Immamovic Composer: Almer Imamovic
Category: Classical Duo


ITEM: 05041
Price: $13.00


AlmaNova "After Hours" 2009 Flautist Jessica Pierce and guitarist Almer Imamovic perform as AlmaNova. This CD features music influenced by Macedonian folk traditions, including several original pieces. The liner notes convey the significance of each piece, e.g., one written for a child, another for a friend’s wedding. The disc opens with Imamovic’s composition, "Bosna Nova," an uptempo piece combining Eastern melodies connected by bluegrass-flavored guitar runs. "Bitola" follows, its simple presentation resulting in a moving performance. Imamovic overdubs multiple parts on the title track, with one low-voiced guitar imitating the Balkan saz. On the traditional Macedonian song, "Zajdi, Zajdi", the musicians take time to develop a plaintive yet alternately wistful mood. On each selection, Jessica Pierce’s flute trades melodic statements with the guitar, each perfectly complementing the other. This CD is very much a personal project for AlmaNova, and it’s one that pays off for the listener.

Review by: Patrick Ragains-

Track Listing:

1. Bosna Nova
2. Ako Odam Vo Bitola
3. Kafana
4. Zajdi, Zajdi
5. Lihnida Kajce Veslase
6. Jovano, Jovanke
7. Love
8. After Hours
9. Massimo Dancing
10. Ikindija
11. Rain

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