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by Maurice Hogue
There's a definite international tilt to this episode, with samplings of new releases by artists from France (Stéphane Payen and the Jazz Station Big Band & The Workshop), Germany (Dejan Terzic and Tru Cargo Service, Switzerland) Zurich Jazz Orchestra featuring Steffen Schorn and the quartet Woodoism), England's Ferg Ireland, and South Korean pianist Yunseon Yi's trio. As well, you'll hear more from artists from several other countries. No passport required, just open ears. Playlist Maria Grand Whabri" from ...read more
by C. Michael Bailey
Skins. Dejan Terzic’s Four for One is the second Naxos Jazz release lead by a drummer, the first being Niko Schäuble’s On the Other Hand (Naxos Jazz 86011-2). Unlike Schäuble’s very angular and elusive avant-guard music, Terzic’s effort is solid mainstream, almost a Hard Bop throw back. Standards and originals neatly split this eight piece offering. All performances are three-dimensional and well studied.
In the Mix and Busy at It. The 28-year old Terzic has been busy in the past ...read more
by Glenn Astarita
28-year-old drummer, Dejan Terzic displays star qualities on Four For One". Terzic, has been the recipient of numerous awards and here with his Quartet featuring the superb saxophonist George Garzone, also emerges as a mature bandleader.
On the opener and Terzic original, Childish Things" Terzic commences with some cool drum licks as he displays good textbook style discipline and a keen sense of swing. Terzic's composition titled, Big Argument" is post bop modernism at its finest. George Garzone blows the ...read more