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Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: December 19, 1937

The clouds of war were gathering over Europe in 1937, when Milcho Leviev was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. His journey to jazz fame had begun and he recalls it thusly: “During W.W.II Bulgaria was, for the most part, a fascist country, on the German side. My father was Jewish, but the Bulgarian Jews didn't go to the gas chambers, they were saved, like the Danish Jews. When the war ended I was 7. I experienced some bombing of my town at the end of the war; Hitler ordered Bulgaria to declare war on the USA! It was proper at that time for middle class family kids, war or no war, to have music lessons, so my brother started first. We had an old upright on which I started picking out tunes from that time, you know, from the big band era, but of course I didn't know, for example, that “In The Mood” was a 12 bar blues. My awareness of jazz, as an art form, came much later in my teens. A violinist friend of mine, who played jazz piano on the side, was actually one of my first teachers. I started listening every midnight to the 2 hours program “Voice of America” - Willis Conover's jazz radio show. What turned me on to jazz first, was not the big bands, or be bop, (I couldn't hear at first what Bird was doing) but the later, cool stuff - Miles & Gil, Bill Evans, and especially M. J. Q.”...
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Music

Featured recording “Up and Down”

Up and Down


1999
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    Multiple Personalities: Milcho Leviev Plays the Music of Don Ellis

    Mighty Quinn Productions
    2007
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    Quiet Love (A Mini Jazz Opera In 11 Acts)

    Балкантон
    2004
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    Concert By The Black Sea

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    1994
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    The Oracle / Live At Suntory Hall

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    1992
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    Katoumi Quartet

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    1992
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    От Концерт / Live

    Балкантон
    1990
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    Gourbet Mohabet

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    1990
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