Bodurov Trio is a modern, dynamic jazz group, founded by Bulgarian pianist and composer Dimitar Bodurov in 2001. Since then the band has released 5 albums for Norwegian and Dutch labels as well as Bodurov's OPTOMUSIC label.
Bodurov's fascination with Bulgarian folklore evolved in a unique and distinctive style characterised by connecting folklore elements with contemporary jazz.
"Stamps from Bulgaria", the band's successful project is a series of compositions based on traditional Bulgarian folk songs and dances, for which All about Jazz wrote:
"The exploration on this set of Bodurov's original compositions mixes jazz and Bulgarian folk together in a series of fascinating and enjoyable musical interactions. It's a great sound."
The first CD album of the series, Stamps from Bulgaria was released in 2008 by Challenge records (NL) and was included in the top 10 releases of the year of the dutch newspaper Volkskrant. Then in 2012 followed Seven Stamps, featuring the celebrated Bulgarian kaval player Theodosii Spassov.
In their last album Stamp Around (2016) samples from various folkore sources are the source for inspiration. Dynamic, energetic, poetic yet more fluent and somewhat less eclectic. With this new a-la-suite approach the music is in constant flux between melodious themes, improvisations, samples and grooves.
Currently the group is working on a collaboration with the Norwegian saxophone player Trygve Seim and a group of Bulgarian singers.
Bodurov trio has been performing throughout Europe and Israel.
Dimitar Bodurov- piano
Misho Ivanov- bass
Jens Dueppe- drums