PETER JOPPICH (Spinning Wheel
A real strong and deep
spiritual record and really worth to give him a place in your cosmic
CHADWICK (Jazz FM, Cutting Edge, Saturday 10pm-01am)
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..."
"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..."
SCOTT'S magazine (No. 131, page 10) Chrissie Murray
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.
NO CHASER (Summer 2001, page 81) CC
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
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.
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.