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Majamisty TriO: LOVE

Read "LOVE" reviewed by Tyran Grillo

Pianist Maja Alvanović and her self-fashioned Majamisty Trio with bassist Ervin Malina and drummer Istvan Cik put Serbian jazz on the map. The trio's 2013 debut Mistyland showed three young artists at top of their game right out of the gate, with classical cylinders running along a track paved in jazz. The sophomore effort LOVE expands ...

Majamisty TriO: Love

Read "Love" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Serbian pianist and composer Maja Alvanovic's second release with her Majamisty TriO Love is a collection of ethereal dreamscapes that crackle with lively spontaneity. The dominant and unifying theme of the album is a sort of nostalgic impressionism with fluid, hazy sonic images filtered through the lens of memory and time.

The redolent “Rain ...

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Bruce Lindsay's Favorite Albums Of 2014

Read "Bruce Lindsay's Favorite Albums Of 2014" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Christmas Comes But Once A Year, And When It Does It Brings... Lists. Lots of lists. Here's another.

A quick glance at this particular list makes it clear that this has been, for me, a singers' year. Let me make it clear from the off--this isn't my list of the best vocal albums I've ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Majamisty TriO: Love

Read "Love" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

"Maja" refers to pianist and composer Maja Alvanović, “misty" is a nod to Errol Garner, one of her influences. Love is the second album from the trio, based in Novi Sad, Serbia. The trio--Alvanović, bassist Ervin Malina and drummer Istvan Cik--are superb players. Alvanović is melodic, crafting single note runs that are gentle, percussive, romantic in ...

Majamisty TriO: Mistyland

Read "Mistyland" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Supreme virtuosity and intense lyricism come together on Majamisty Trio's Mystiland. Both the group and record are named after Erroll Garner's composition that serves as leader Maja Alvanović's theme song, and is also the only standard on an otherwise all-original disc from the pianist. She imbues Garner's masterpiece with a breeziness that masks the complexities of ...

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Majamisty TriO: Mistyland

Read "Mistyland" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

"Seek," so the saying goes, “and ye shall find." But where to look for an exciting new piano trio? The Serbian city of Novi Sad may not seem like the obvious place, but it's home to Majamisty TriO--whose debut, Mistyland, is evidence of a beautifully creative and original ensemble.

Pianist and composer Maja ...