, the jazz ensemble from Nis, Serbia, was formed in 2012 by the trumpeter Marjan
Cvetanović and the pianist Bojan Bojković. Still, on each record this unique pair gets
reinforcement in the shape of bass and drums. In the first album - Radio Sessions
it was Dimitrije Simović (bass), Ivan Cvetković (drums) and Goribor Željko Ljubić
(guitar). This album consists of the original jazz with modern arangements, post bop
and occasional excursions in the avant-garde sound.
As soon as the folowing year, in 2015. Second Cut
is released, continuing the ideas from
the first album. It feels like the trumpet - piano junctures are showing us the two sides
of the 21st century - a time to slow down and let our self a bit of sensitivity that comes
out of the beautiful melodic lines, only to return afterwards to everyday hurry with the furious
improvisations. These ideas are perfectly followed by Luan Osmani’s bass lines.
The Art of Mr. Simjanovic
is their latest album and it represents the colaboration with the
Serbian composer Zoran Simjanović. The famous Simjanović’s themes observed through the jazz
binoculars give honour to the best Serbian film composer, but at the same time represent almost
authentic compositions intended for the audience that is not necessarily familiar with the Serbian
cinematography. It’s enough to simply love listening to good jazz.
One such example is the well known Simjanović’s gipsy theme from the ’87. movie Guardian Angel.
what it sounds like now, 30 years later with the Naiss-blue notes.