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Next to Silence

Label: SJF Records
Released: 2022


Article: Album Review

Next to Silence: Next to Silence

Read "Next to Silence" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

With its incredibly varied roster of artists that encompasses various strands of jazz, classical, world music, along with interesting and unexpected amalgamations of the previously mentioned genres, the ECM label has been at the forefront of contemporary music for more than five decades. As such it has inspired countless other acts on how to write, produce, ...


A Wave Returns to the Ocean

Label: SJF Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: A Wave Returns to the Ocean / Altogether One; Towers; Awake!; Across the Wall and Down With the Ship.


Article: Album Review

Svetlost + Odron Ritual Orchestra: A Wave Returns to the Ocean

Read "A Wave Returns to the Ocean" reviewed by Vitalijus Gailius

South-Eastern Europe isn't a place jazz fans often consider. It's time to change old habits. Svetlost, one of the finest North Macedonian trio, debuted in 2014, and in late 2021 returns with a second collaborative album, recorded at the Skopje Jazz Festival in 2020. A Wave Returns to the Ocean steps in ...


Fallen Land

Label: SJF Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Fallen Land; On Mountain Top; Kom Dipsan; Elgon Sky; Choban, Spring is Near; We Have Met


Article: Album Review

Sasho Popovski Trio: Fallen Land

Read "Fallen Land" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Is it necessary for jazz to be complex, challenging or boundaries busting in order to be considered “good"? Not necessarily. What is characteristic for guitarist and composer Sasho Popovski's seven compositions on Fallen Land is an emotional thread that runs through the mostly introspective, artfully executed performances and makes the tracks cohere. While the ...


Homage to a Dreamer

Label: SJF Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: Monday; Dinner for Two; The Wedding; Being There; Life; Not Being There; Train Station.


Article: Album Review

Goce Stevkovski Septet: Homage to a Dreamer

Read "Homage to a Dreamer" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

In the raft of drummer-led records, many of those lack strong identity. Not this one. As a commanding drummer and compelling composer, drummer Goce Stevkovski stands above the fray. This ubiquitous drummer who is known for his affiliations with various acts to whom he has lent his dynamic yet sensitive groove, bands such as Project Zlust, ...


Letecki Pekinezeri

Label: SJF Records
Released: 2012
Track listing: Countless Blues 2; Sopranelli Swing; Mungol; Wrong Train; Call in 15; Dreamed I was a Quince Moonshine; Guitar from Paradise; Kiro's Backyard; Midnight Poison (dedicated to Kenny Burrell); The Little Secrets of Swing; Minton's Neighbourhood; Ballad, Ballad, Ballad; How you Doin'; Minton's Neighborhood (alt. take).


Article: Album Review

Letecki Pekinezeri: Letecki Pekinezeri

Read "Letecki Pekinezeri" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Some bands achieve greatness early and others have to wait. Macedonia's Letecki Pekinezeri (Flying Pekinese) had to wait for six years for its debut, in the meantime honing its craft and tunes at local clubs and the occasional festival. During that time, its band members have gained a new breadth and maturity from experiences playing with ...


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