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Kabadayas: Od Ponedelnik

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Od Ponedelnik or “Starting from Next Monday" (in Macedonian) is a follow up to Kabadayas' debut IV (Atlantic Jazz, 2012), and it and is the perfect title for the record the band has been postponing since 2012 (Hence the title). But the band members are all busy playing on other projects and bands. Since the debut, a lot of things have changed for the band. For a start, the band is no longer a quartet as clarinetist Goran Bojchevski did ...

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Kabadayas: IV

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IV--the exciting debut from an international quartet founded by its ferocious rhythm section of bassist Djole Maksimovski and drummer Dino Milosavljević--represents a fairly strong start. The group thrives on the cohesive whole, playing as one but in a state of continual conversation. As the name itself suggests--"kabadaya" is local Macedonian archaic jargon for swagger(s)--the musicians do show their skills on their respective instruments. Guitarist Zoran Kostadinovski and clarinetest Goran Bojčevski may not be as well-known to the general ...