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Zlatko Kaućić: Diversity

Read "Diversity" reviewed by John Sharpe

Slovenian percussionist Zlatko Kaučič learned his craft in the diverse jazz scenes of Barcelona, Berlin, and Amsterdam before returning to his newly independent homeland in 1992. He collaborated extensively with local musicians as well as illustrious visitors such as Steve Lacy, Paul Bley, Chico Freeman, Kenny Wheeler, and Paul McCandless, often utilizing composition and poetic texts. Not that you would know that from this five-disc set, which instead concentrates on Kaučič's command of unfettered expression alongside a stellar cast of ...

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Zlatko Kaućić: Diversity

Read "Diversity" reviewed by Mark Corroto

This 5-CD box Diversity was produced to honor Slovenian percussionist Zlatko Kaučič's 40 years in music. It is many things, but what it is not, is a career retrospective. How could it be? For quite awhile the drummer was a nomad, moving to Barcelona in 1976, then Amsterdam where he absorbed the new Dutch swing. His career has touched a who's who of musicians from Irene Schweitzer, to Misha Mengelberg, Peter Brötzmann, Paul Bley, and Steve Lacy, to name but ...

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Daniele D'Agaro, Giovanni Maier, Zlatko Kaućić: Disorder at the Border Plays Ornette

Read "Disorder at the Border Plays Ornette" reviewed by Nicola Negri

Ornette Coleman's compositions have been reinterpreted many times and by all kind of musicians, often with less than optimal results. His pieces, deceptively simple on the surface, have always some aspects that are quite difficult to grasp, and they are so personal that sometimes they seem to work only if the author (or some of his closest associates) is involved... Exceptions exist of course, and one of the most successful recent attempts at “playing Ornette" is this new record by ...

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Zlatko Kaućić / Milko Lazar: Ena / One

Read "Ena / One" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Pianist/saxophonist Milko Lazar comments on the music presented live on Ena / One: “Music from this album is a result of total improvisation. No words, no rehearsals, no expectations... Just pure communication. As such, it is designed for a creative listener who seeks a path into the unknown." Lazar performs with percussionist Zlatko Kaucic (really Kaučič) at Kulturni dom Nova Gorica in November, 2013 and Stara mestna elektrarna Ljubljana in March, 2014 before very receptive audiences.

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Zlatko Kaucic: Tolminski Punt

Read "Tolminski Punt" reviewed by Lyn Horton

The question of how a non-verbal language can be programmatic to tell a story is always answered through what the language does. In the case of music, melding what instruments say with the visual images or aural associations the instruments trigger challenges the imagination.

Tomlinski Punt is such a programmatic recording. It is taken from a live 2005 date in Slovenia, performed by a quartet led by drummer Zlatko Kau'i'. Kau'i' has put into musical form a historical ...