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TONE JANSA CAT. NO: CS-15
Bouyancy FORMAT: CD / LP

 
£3.50 + VAT

£3.50 + VAT

MUSICIANS:
Tone Jansa (sax, fl)
Ewald Oberleitner (b)
Andre Jeanquartier (p)
Johann Preininger (ds)

Recorded: 1976/78
Total time: 58'32

Selected by Zeljko Kerleta
©  2001, COSMIC SOUNDS

01
YUDACH 
15'30
02 RIMSKA CESTA (Milky Way) 
LISTEN 8'40
03 VIZIJA (Vision)
LISTEN 4'45
04 MOTIV (Motive) 
16'15
05 VZGON (Bouyancy) 
3'41
06 SONCE (Sun)
9'41




REVIEWS: PLACE YOUR OWN REVIEW

In 70's Pharoah Sanders wasn't listening to Tone Jansa, neither Tone was listening to Pharoah but two musicians at two different parts of the world were creating at the same time unbelievably similar music. It is obvious where both of them got inspiration - Coltrane. Two albums that Tone recorded in 70's for RTB label are masterpieces of Yugoslavian Jazz. The third one that he did at the same time and in a same quality came out on Helidon label and is well worth checking.
Tone's music is not worth explaining, it has to be heard. It is very spiritual at the moments, very deep and soulful and sometime just cheerful and moving, giving you urge to dance or just wiggle. Couple of the tracks might sound to long for you but if you listen to them carefully, when they finish you want more and the main theme stays in your had all day long.

Originals:
1977, RTB LP 4202
1978, RTB LP 4205


 
PETER JOPPICH (Spinning Wheel Records)
A real strong and deep spiritual record and really worth to give him a place in your cosmic series !

MIKE CHADWICK (Jazz FM, Cutting Edge, Saturday 10pm-01am)
"Yugoslavian rare groove. 'Vision' instantly reminded me of Courtny Pine new album, kind of soul jazz vibe going on and yes, very nice indeed. The rest of the album is very straight ahead, very spiritual, very much in a kind of John Klemmer, Pharoah Sanders kind of mid 70's vibe..."

TOM BLANCHET
"WOW! Just listening to Tone Jansa. What can I say, it's my fave type of jazz, incredible! Yudach is superb, I could listen to 60 mins. of that, the double bass is knockout. I love heavy double bass, especially in a trio setting..."

RONNIE SCOTT'S magazine (No. 131, page 10) Chrissie Murray
Yugoslavian hard-bop (late 1970s) from super-saxophonist Jansa to make your hair curl, your heart beat and the earth move. This label should by rights be receiving state funding for its services to it's nation's heritage.

STRAIGHT NO CHASER (Summer 2001, page 81) CC
Slovenian saxophonist, Tone Jansa studied jazz at Boston's Berkley College Of Music in the 70s and in the 80s he played with musicians like Woody Shaw and Freddie Hubbard on their European tours. 'Bouyancy' consists of two albums he recorded for RTB in 1976 and 1978 when he returned to Yugoslavia and started to play his own compositions. His music has a strong and spiritual quality which owes on obvious debt to John Coltrane. The opening track 'Yudach', with excellent double bass by Ewald Oberleitner is reminiscent of the Pharoah Sanders soul-jazz sound of the mid Seventies. Another track, 'Vizija' would not sound out of place on the new Courtney Pine album. Yugoslavian rare groove worth investigating on Cosmic Sounds.

DUSTY GROOVE AMERICA
Rare recordings from Yugoslavian sax player Tone Jansa - a free-thinking 70s talent with a post-Coltrane spiritual approach to jazz! Jansa's working here in a quartet with piano, bass, and drums -- and he plays alto, tenor, and flute in long spiralling solos that branch out, searching sonically for new horizons, in the mode of some of the better early 70s work by Americans like Carlos Garnett or Pharoah Sanders. 

LABOSH, Radio Student/Egoboo.Bits, Zagreb
Black americas sound of the 70's, wasn't something that the YU jazzmen of the same period did hang on to. Tone is a precious jewel of what may be called the fusion sound of YU jazz.


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