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Catching Up On Mostly 2020 Releases

Read "Catching Up On Mostly 2020 Releases" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Lots of interesting albums piled up in the last few months, most of them released in 2020. Dusan Jevtovic If You See Me Self Produced 2020 Serbian guitarist/composer Dusan Jevtovic assembled a strong core band for this album, which was mostly recorded live in the studio: touch guitarist and looper Markus Reuter, fretless bassist Bernat Hernandez, and drummer Gary Husband. They make an immediate impression on the opener, “Walking Seven." After a rubato ...

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Album Review

Dusan Jevtovic: Live at Home

Read "Live at Home" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Prominent Serbian guitarist Dusan Jevtovic and his fellow countrymen recorded this synergistic set at a venue in Kragujevac, Serbia. It's a limited-edition CD release, but available as a digital download and via streaming mechanisms. Nonetheless, it's an album where the musicians seemingly play the right notes, sans any extraneous dabbling, tinkering or excessive soloing jaunts. Even the improvisational segments are devised on purposeful storylines that often encircle a given theme, largely set upon progressive rock and distinguished keyboardist Vasil Hadzimanov's ...

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Album Review

Dusan Jevtovic / Vasil Hadzimanov / Asaf Sirkis: No Answer

Read "No Answer" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Serbian guitarist Dusan Jevtovic debuted on Moonjune Records with a mix of hard rock and thrash metal. His Am I Walking Wrong? (2014) featured the conventional bass and drums rhythm section and demonstrated the guitarist's broad range. With No Answer the formation is far less traditional as fellow Serbian and pianist/keyboardist Vasil Hadzimanov and Israeli drummer Asaf Sirkis skirt around the bass-less trio with taut performances that again defy genre identification.In his sophomore outing as a leader, Jevtovic ...

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Album Review

Dusan Jevtovic: Am I Walking Wrong?

Read "Am I Walking Wrong?" reviewed by Dave Wayne


As guitar-based fusion albums go, Am I Walking Wrong? is an auspicious and mature debut recording by the Barcelona-based, Serbian- born Dusan Jevtovic. What's immediately apparent is that Jevtovic places soloing on equal footing with composing, while sound, ambiance, motivic development, and the very way in which an improvisation fits into a composition takes precedence over prodigious displays of guitar chops. Of course, there's plenty of the latter to be had on Am I Walking Wrong?. But it all fits ...

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Album Review

Dusan Jevtovic: Am I Walking Wrong?

Read "Am I Walking Wrong?" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Serbian guitarist Dusan Jevtovic employs a broad playing field on his debut effort for Moonjune Records. He's certainly one to watch as he comingles progressive rock, progressive metal and shreds with the guileful impulsion, occasionally witnessed in New York City downtown- like fare. The guitarist's animated delivery, features mind-bending crunch chords and stinging single note lines as he bends his guitar into submission atop a first-rate rhythm section's largely, medium- tempo grooves. In demand session artists, drummer Marko ...


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