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Kristijan Krajnčan: Zabučale Gore: The Mountains Roared

Read "Zabučale Gore: The Mountains Roared" reviewed by Ian Patterson

The drumming cellist is not as common a species as perhaps it should be, judging by Zabučale Gore (The Mountains Roared), the third full-length album by multi-instrumentalist Kristijan Krajnčan. The Slovenian drummer and cellist spent two years exploring his country's folk music and mythology to better understand the national identity. That the results are emotionally engaging yet mysterious, traditional and modern, suggests that his search for the soul of Slovenia has returned, if not quite a chimera, then a shifting ...


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Kristijan Krajncan Ensemble: Siberian Bear

Read "Siberian Bear" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Kranj, Slovenia-born drummer Kristijan Krajnčan first studied the violincello before going on to jazz drumming. The move turned out to be astute for he had now found his niche. On his way to graduating in jazz drumming, and even later, he won several European prizes, and was active on the jazz scene playing in groups that ranged from trio to big band, besides leading his own KK Contemporary Jazz Ensemble. In the midst of all this he found time to ...


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