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Dimitri K – Slim Profile

Dimitri Kovachev a.k.a. Dimitri K is haling from Sofia, Bulgaria, where he was very active in the 80’s. Now he works as a music composer, producer and publisher, with a recording production studio in Orlando, Central Florida.

He has already released several smooth jazz albums, among them So Intensified (2016), Silence (2017) and Slim Profile (2017). The latter is dedicated to late jazz musician Harry Hall, who played on his compositions soprano, alto and tenor sax, clarinet and flute.

You have to bring some time, if you listen to Slim Profile. Because this album does not deal with smooth jazz in the traditional sense. The title song starts like a score of a film noir with the atmosphere of a Parisian café featuring an electric guitar in the lead performing careful chords accompanied by a saxophone underlining the melancholy.

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Dimitri K. – Slim Profile

Dimitri Kovachev a.k.a. Dimitri K. won the National Contest for Youth Pop Composers in 1982 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Since then he has written over 250 songs for many top singers and instrumentalists. Many became the hit songs of the 80s in Bulgaria. Some songs sold over 300,000 copies at a time. He wrote the cover songs for the Melody of the Year National TV Show in 1987 and 1988. Contestants from quite a few different countries performed his songs as part of the ongoing International Golden Orpheus Festival on the Black Sea. His recorded music is part of the Golden Music Library of the National Radio in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Dimitri comment: “This album is in memory of my friend and extraordinare jazz musician Harry Hall, who played on my compositions: soprano, alto and tenor sax, clarinet and flute. Harry Hall had started his career in Los Angeles and New York. Played, toured and recorded with acts as diverse as: The O’Jays, the Dorsey Orchestras, “Refuge” led by trombonist Bill Wartous and backed up Cab Calloway, Liberace, Eddie Fisher, Rosemary Clooney, Lionel Hampton, Celia Cruz, Chaka Khan to name a few.”

Slim Profile is on sale at CDBaby.