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Distant Dreams

Distant Dreams

Errol Rackipov Group

Label: OA2 Records
Format: CD
Barcode: 0805552214420
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Catalog number: OA2 22144
Releasedate: 04-08-17
- The music of "Distant Dreams" is a continuation of the journey the Bulgarian vibraphonist began with his debut recording, "Pictures from a Train Window"

-  Influenced by the rhythms and melodies of Eastern European folk music, but viewed through modern jazz aesthetics.
The music of "Distant Dreams" is a continuation of the journey the Bulgarian vibraphonist began with his debut recording, "Pictures from a Train Window," where many of the compositions are influenced by the rhythms and melodies of Eastern European folk music, but viewed through modern jazz aesthetics. Mentored and influenced by vibes icons Gary Burton and Ed Saindon, Rackipov's rich eclecticism and life experiences provided him the platform for defining his own space in the elite mallet performance world.  "This is a group to be enjoyed for years and years. The right personalities and skill-sets and talents have coalesced into one of the finest debut albums of recent memory." -Travis Rogers, Jr
Jazz vibraphonist, marimbist, and composer Errol Rackipov holds a Bachelor's degree from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA and a Master's degree from the University of Miami. While in Berklee, he studied with the great vibraphonists Gary Burton and Ed Saindon. 

Along with his bands "Dream Hunter" and "Groove Culture" Errol Rackipov has performed throughout Europe and the United States with such greats like Terence Blanchard, Bob Moses, Herb Pomeroy, Marc Eagan, Kenny Werner, Ratzo Harris, and Paquito D'Rivera. 

He has been working as a professional musician, composer and producer in various styles of music from Jazz to R&B and has participated in numerous projects throughout the world. He is also principal percussionist with "Miami Symphony Orchestra" and performed as a percussionist with "The Symphony of the Americas", "New World Symphony", "Boca Pops", "Sunshine Pops", "Palm Beach Pops" and many other Florida orchestras.