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Maja Alvanović: Wind Rose

Read "Wind Rose" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

The composer and pianist Maja Alvanovic forges her unique sound out of the complex rhythms and the poetry of her native Serbia and Jazz's effervescent spontaneity. She is also a superb bandleader as her Majamisty trio, with fellow Serbians bassist Ervin Malina, and drummer Lav Kovač, performs with vibrant fluidity. The ensemble's fifth release, the charming Wind Rose, maintains the stylistic elements of its predecessors and is equally moving and elegant. Alvanovic's “Passarola" opens with a ...

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Majamisty Trio: Wind Rose

Read "Wind Rose" reviewed by Chris May

The Serbian pianist Maja Alvanović and her trio won widespread acclaim in 2020 for Organic (Majamisty), with All About Jazz and The New York Times among early champions of the album. An ineffably beautiful disc, it drove some writers towards the rocks of hyperbole as surely as the Sirens of Greek mythology wrecked besotted seafarers. But overall the praise was justified. And the good news is that Wind Rose, the group's fourth album, rides the same tide, ...

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Majamisty Trio: Organic

Read "Organic" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Serbian pianist Maja Alvanović is an imaginative composer and a virtuoso performer who, for the past decade, has created uniquely enchanting music. On past releases Alvanović seamlessly fused western classical techniques with exciting improvisation and created ethereal impressionistic originals. Her third release Organic finds Alanović with her Majamisty Trio, in a more introspective mood as they explore sublime sounds in a more intimate setting. Alvanović's tense and cinematic “Jungle" is the centerpiece of the album and it opens ...

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Dragon's Fuel: Pomorandze / Oranges

Read "Pomorandze / Oranges" reviewed by Toj Samaz

Anyone can dance. And dance one will on this Eastern European steam ship. A cruise along the Danube with the taste of rakia (a Balkan spirit) in the mouth. Sharing an unexpected sunny day during winter with a bunch of friends. This could explain the almost childlike song titles. One might wonder whether the title was the source of a song or vice versa. Every piece is simple in conception but executed with musicianly skill. Some pieces are played very ...


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