“The wide-ranging scope of the music can be dense and challenging but the group(s) have stories to tell and they unfold with patient listening. Hakos Trios is a fine debut from artists whose chemistry belies the fact that they have never played together prior to this recording session.”
– Read the whole review on All About Jazz
This bulgarian/serbian/spanish double trio is a great example of world music influences in composing for improvisers. Almost a home recording, their debut album captures first time encounter of these players, interpreting original compositions that at first may seem eclectic but after a listen it becomes clear it delivers a very clear concept.
Listen to the album HERE.
Hakos trios are:
Vasil Hadzhigrudev – double bass, composition
Lav Kovač – drums, composition
Since its birth, the trio has performed with different third (fourth & fifth) member, which became an undefined concept of this group. Players who have performed as Hakos Trios alongside Vasil & Lav are, up to date:
Enrique Oliver – Tenor Sax, Spain
Julian Sanchez – Trumpet, Spain
Iago Fernandez – Drums, Spain
Rosen ‘Roko’ Zahariev – Trumpet, Bulgaria
Dimitar Liolev – Alto Saxophone, Bulgaria
Luka Ignjatović – Alto Saxophone, Serbia