Temptation

Temptation by Roman Miroshnichenko
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Roman Miroshnichenko

Label: 7jazz
Released: 2009
Views: 756


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Roman Miroshnichenko
guitar, acoustic

Album Description

Roman Miroshnicheko's solo album "Temptation", featuring 2-time Latin Grammy winner Daniel Figueiredo, Frank Colon, ex-sax player for Manfred Mann Chapter Three Clive Stevens, and Henrik Andersen, among others. The album's single "Unforgiven" won both the standard and People's Choice popular-vote judging at the 9th Annual Independent Music Awards, in the song category "World Traditional." The Best World Beat Album Nominee at 10th Annual Independent Music Awards. "Temptation" is an excellent piece of the type of modern flamenco music that John McLaughlin and I played with Paco de Lucia in the late seventies in Europe. Roman Miroshnichenko, in his tribute to this style of music, stays very close to the original guidelines that make this an authentic piece of creativity and not simply a copy. The use of Spanish percussion with subtle rhythmic variations is a case in point; this pulsating underpinning makes a great foundation for Roman's improvisations, which are characteristic of the new flamenco approach to an old form. The "new" form smacks of freshness and vigor and Roman's more-than-impressive technique helps his lines soar above the complicated rhythms and sophisticated chords. This new flamenco harmonic mind-set is a result of the young Spanish players mixing their traditional guitar playing with ideas from other styles, like jazz, and the result is that this music appeals to intelligent listeners. Roman's playing at times is reminiscent of Al DiMeola, another artist involved for a long time in the blending of styles to bring forth a new form of guitar music. It is a wondrous aspect of the modern guitar evolution that a young Ukranian could faithfully embrace the Spanish/Gypsy culture with such accuracy. This music is not for the faint of heart; one must have courage to dig deep into the music and discover the creative value within. Kudos to Roman for "Temptation"! /Larry Coryell/ "The great musician Frank Colón, once said to me: - "You need to know the work of a Russian guitarist friend of mine, he is very good even playing flamenco music". This intrigued me immediately. With the knowledge and experience of Frank Music, I knew Roman music would really surprise me. Your participation in my project named MusicalNation was a great gift for me and Frank and for our fans. I am very proud to be part of this magnificent work that is "Temptation". I doubt that someone will not yield to the temptation to listen to it over many, many times throughout life. I am always eager to hear more of his work. And whenever is possible, counting with his participation in my work. Roman is one in a million: highest musical knowledge, humility, talent and professionalism. "Roman Rocks..." / 2-time Latin Grammy winner, Daniel Figueiredo / "Roman is a phenomenal acoustic guitarist. His style is reminiscent of the great Al Dimeola, but of course Roman puts his own and highly individual touch and stamp on the guitar. His ‘Temptation’ CD is a testament to his brilliance. It’s a tour de force!" /Acoustic Guitar Workshop/


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