This Audio CD is confirmation that he is the greatest clarinetist of all time, demonstrating unique skill, a wealth of invention, amazing improvisational virtuosity, and outstanding musical competence in all areas of music.
This CD includes: 3 Jazz compositions, 6 Macedonian folk dances and classical music (all composed by Tale Ognenovski). On this CD, the Musical Genius Tale Ognenovski is soloist on the clarinet, reed pipe ("kavalche"), small bagpipe ("gajdarka") and zourla ("zurla"). Accompanying him are members of his Orchestra: his son Stevan Ognenovski (drum ("tapan") - all tracks and reed pipe - tracks 1, 8 and 9) and grandsons Nikola Ognenovski(reed pipe - tracks 1, 8 and 9) and Kliment Ognenovski (reed pipe - tracks 1, 8 and 9).
Tale Ognenovski's numerous musical works belong to different genres; together, his folk dances and classical and jazz compositions established the clarinet as an instrument capable of the highest range of expression in solo music. He has appeared with Macedonian Ensemble of Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec" on the world's most prestigious concert stages in North America (New York City, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Toronto, Detroit, Denver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, New Orleans, Atlanta...) and Europe (Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Bonn, Munich, Wiesbaden, Dortmund, Paris, Toulon, Toulouse, Le Havre, Bourges, Grenoble, Lyon, Berne, Geneva...) with fantastic success. He has composed and arranged 150 Macedonian folk dances , one classical concert "Tale Ognenovski Concert for Clarinet No.1", and many Jazz compositions. Some of his compositions are recorded on 11 LPs, 11 cassettes, 10 gramophone records, and one videotape (RTB, Jugoton, RTS and MRT).
The words "remarkable music on both orthodox and unorthodox instruments - a raucous and unforgettable pipe," written by John Martin, and appeared in The New York Times on Januuary 28, 1956, are related to the Tale Ognenovski's performances in Carnegie Hall as reed pipe and clarinet soloist with the Macedonian ensemble of Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec" on January 27, 1956. Today, forty-five years later the music performed by him, can be heard again on his first Audio CD. Label: Independent Records, USA