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Zdenko Ivanusic

Zdenko Ivanusic, saxophone player and composer, a dynamic member of the Croatian music scene since 1990. Experience in classical music, jazz, fusion and funk allow him a unique approach in most musical settings, from a symphonic orchestra, chamber ensembles to a big band, a saxophone quartet or a small band. As the leader of the Donna Lee Saxophone Quartet, Funk Elastic, Zdenko Ivanušić Quartet, he is focused on promoting his own compositions and original arrangements of jazz standards. In composing and playing, polyrhythmic and polytonality is frequently employed, as well as emotional intensity and improvisational clarity. He released four albums at Zivaldo Records, “Four Odd” and “Mellow” (Donna Lee Saxophone Quartet) and “Lost in HTML” and “Free Fall“

Gear

Flute:
YAMAHA 511 Silver (925)
Saxes:
soprano - YAMAHA 62 (Purple Logo)
alto - YAMAHA 62 (Purple Logo)
tenor - YAMAHA 62 (Purple Logo)


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Lost In HTML is truly an unexpected musical treasure, a gem of a recording if I ever heard one. Zdenko Ivanusic may not be familiar to the average jazz audience, but this album, his cleaver charts and a marvelous performance on the reeds, has succeeded in winning over this jazz critic after only one listen...Edward Blanco @ eJazzNews.com

...his somewhat dry timbre is remindful of Greg Osby and/or Steve Coleman. He develops his absorbing solo at a deliberate pace to start, but his singing lines gradually accelerate and are soon interspersed with passionate, dissonant cries...Scott Albin @ Jazz.com

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Primary Instrument

Saxophone

Location

Zagreb

Willing to teach

Advanced only

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Music

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

More Four

Donna Lee Saxophone Quartet
2023

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Lost In HTML 22

Self Produced
2022

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Christmas Time

Donna Lee Saxophone Quartet
2022

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Free Fall

Zdenko Ivanusic
2009

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Mellow

Zivaldo Records
2008

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Lost in HTML

Zdenko Ivanusic
2007

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Lost In HTML 22

From: Lost In HTML 22
By Zdenko Ivanusic

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