EXPRESS - Two young and talented multi instrumentalists
playing live all the instruments, composing and arranging. Dusan
Petrovic-tenor and baritone sax, double bass and Mihailo
Krstic-keyboards, drums, bass, violin, melafon, guitar (both members of
Pair and Menson Benson
Sextet) recorded in Mihailo's studio soundtrack for new Yugoslavian
movie and this is one of the scenes in a good old blaxplotation style
with a fresh touch.
- Guitarist and producer Vladimir Djordjevic who's previous experience
comes from Belgrade's bands "Klajberi", "Teget" (featured on BB vol.1
and here as well) and "Sila". He also did some music for film and
theatre. This is his debut as a producer and brings us some fantastic
SOUND SYSTEM - The most avant-garde and radical couple of
DJs from Belgrade with the motto "Don't Give People What They Want -
Give Them What They Need". They are well known of their radio show on
B-92 radio and gigs at "Pazi Skola". Here you have a chance to hear a
debut and solo project of one of them - Goran Simonoski. It shows the
depth and the free form that they represent.
PAIR - Veterans Boris Mladenovic (guit., programming) and Dusan Petrovic (sax) in
a full strength. Bori's excellent mastering of the rhythm and Dusan's
very recognisable and amazing sax playing. Boris Bunjac from Belgrade's
Philharmonics as a guest on vibraphone.
SEPTET- Another debutante and another
B-92 radio DJ Bojan Mitrovic well known in Belgrade by his "Dzumbus"
radio show on Sunday nights and summer jazz dance happenings on the
river boat "Krivi Stojko". Sonja Loncar-piano, Milorad Ristic -bass,
Rastko Lazic - production, Nenad Brankovic - proramming, Darkwood Dub
friendly support, Bojan Mitrovic the rest. This is all about frantic
jazz dance with some fantastic percussion. Very hypnotic.
TEGET- After very well received track on BB1 (Tonic) here
is another archive track from acclaimed and unreleased Teget's album
from few years ago. Hypnotic, repetitive and catchy. At the time Teget
was: Dusan Petrovic
(Wurlitzer el. piano); Boris
Mladenovic (live mix); Dejan Vucetic (initial programming); Milorad
Ristic (eff. bass); Vladimir Djordjevic (loop guitar, eff. guitar);
Bojan Drobac (guest on synth guitar) .
KERLETA - Well known jazz warrior and ethno
explorer this time visits Spain and with "The Bull Is Dead" trying to
put a different point of view on one sad "victory" and using some local
elements to create the right atmosphere.
DISCO TASTERS - Not just intriguing name
but the music as well. Dusan Otasevic and Gojko Gelev are leaders of
this formation consisted of some permanent and some session musicians.
On vocals is now eminent opera singer Katarina Jovanovic and this was
recorded in 2000 but rearanged and finished this April. Gojko
Gelev(arr, producer), Sandra Bosnic (lyrics), Katarina Jovanovic (voc),
Dusan Otasevic (g), Bojan Vasic (p), Vlada Novicic (b), Aleksandar
Marinkovic, (tbn), Aleksandar Petkovic (d.a.b.)(sax), Vladimir
Atanackovic alias 'JAZZMATE'
the most mature collection of dance music coming from this area. not
just putting some great pieces together but acting as a "true jazz
mentor" (many of these producers are working in the 'lo-fi
surrounding') zeljko kerleta picked up all the creativity & future
talents as well as some pioneers & veterans of jazz backgrounded
scene in belgrade. the result is astonishing: from the excellent jazz
dance b-side ('bojan mitrovic', 'belgradeyard ss' and 'mr kerleta'
himself) to the chilly bossa by 'djchile' or raw & funky 'mint'.
but the absolute winner is the breathtaking mellow pearl from the
completely underground formation "magic disco tasters" for which i
could easily imagine to be dug out somewhere in the 70s by somebody
like russs dawburry and never believe that in fact this is nowdays
production from serbia. amazing track & hidden tip!
STYLES STYLIN, Friday
afternoons 12-2pm RRR 102.7FM, Melbourne
Burning is back with volume 2 digging out more from the Belgrade new
(and nu) jazz underground. Once again selected by musical renegade and
Cosmic Sounds label boss Zeljko Kerleta, he's even managed to sneak a
new track of his own on there (despite now being based in London). And
what a superb, hypnotic track it is, reminiscent of some of the 70s
East European jazz tunes influenced by Spain like Jazz Q's "Carodej"
and Jazz Celula's "Ohen Az Pozar".
tunes from the Yugoslavian underground -- with a good bit of jazz
thrown into the mix! Cosmic Sound's second dip into the Belgrade scene
is even richer than the first -- showing an array of under-discovered
artists with talents that run far past the usual sample and program
mode. Many of these tunes are steeped in the 70s modal and fusion jazz
styles that inform the reissue work on Cosmic Sounds -- and although
there's a lot of different artists on the set, there's a warm
cohesiveness to the material that makes the compilation instantly
WESTON Mukatsuku Chart 14.07.02.
disco tasters - fiddler -cosmic sounds)
Track is taken
from the Belgrade's Burning 2 album and if the summer so
far has been a bit of a let down then let Katarina Jovanovic come at
you with this vocal future jazz classic sunshine filled scorcher.
Marvelous life affirming stuff.
Ó CÍOBHÁIN 'An
Taobh Tuathail', on nationwide RnaG, Eire
DJ CHILE-GREEK SAMBA (03,17 and 25.July, 02), PAINKILLER SEPTET-FREE
CLIMBING (04.July, 02.), ZELJKO KERLETA - THE BULL IS DEAD (16 and
23.July and 06. August 02) and COXLESS PAIR (13. August, 02)
BURNING 2" is No.1 on top 10 compilations w/end 07.07.02.
PAINKILLER SEPTET - FREE CLIMBING ROSS ALLEN - DESTINATION
IN Playlisted DJ CHILE-GREEK SAMBA, DJ BNX - ZIMPALA Playlisted
ZELJKO KERLETA - THE BULL IS DEAD
LOCHMANN (DJ Jazzmadass) Jazz 101.4 Ffm on Radio
x , Frankfurt
Belgrade´s Burning is a BOMB. I´m really amazed about the
uncompromising but absolutely entertaining styles featured. On Wed. 03.
July, 2002 played BGYSS-There Is Always Someone, Nova Express-Junky
Hooker and Robot-29th Madness.
Straight No Chaser
the belgrade's burning album. painkiller septet is a killer deep
BASSIN FreeFall, San Francisko
set of nu-jazz from the Yugoslavian underground features outstanding
musicians you've never heard of giving an Eastern European spin to
samba, house, hip-hop and Latin-style breakbeats. How do you say,
"dope!" in Serbian?
THOMAS SEVEN UPDATE
second in this series from Zeljko Kerleta's label reveals yet more
quality music from the Serbian underground. The album really takes off
in the second half as it hits the jazz base. Belgrade Sound System's
'There Is Always Someone' begins with a bluesy Abbey Lincoln feel
before breaking into a crazed free jazz track, Robot's '28th Madness'
is a Pharaoh Sanders style jazz dancer, while Kerleta provides 'The
Bull Is Dead', an emotive piece of nu modal jazz. Belgrade Burning,
thankfully for all the right reasons. Andy Thomas 5