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DUSKO GOJKOVIC - East Of Montenegro CAT. NO: CS-31

FORMAT: CD


£8.50 + VAT






MUSICIANS: 
DUSKO GOJKOVIC - trumpet
FERDINAND POWEL - tenor sax
VINCE BENEDETTI - piano
BERT THOMPSON - bass
BILLY BROOKS - drums
 
Recorded live at Belgrade Jazz Festival,
"Dom Sindikata" concert hall, November, 1975.  previously un-released.
TOTAL TIME : 72min 37sec
(P) © 2003, COSMIC SOUNDS
01
INTRODUCTION  (by D. Gojkovic) 1'48
02 SOUL BROTHERS (D. Gojkovic) 6'52
03 OLD FOLKS (W. Robinson) 4'46
04 EAST OF MONTENEGRO (D. Gojkovic) 6'38
05 TEN TO TWO BLUES (D. Gojkovic) 6'00
06 LOVE FOR SALE (C. Porter) 7'16
Design by NINA VICENTIC
photo by: VLADIMIR MILADINOVIC

REVIEWS: PLACE YOUR OWN REVIEW

It happens to me occasionally that while searching for some tunes I just stumble to a pearl like this. Long lost tape that was missing from Radio Belgrade’s archive has been found and appeared to be of extremely high quality and value and essential bit of jazz archaeology. It was recorded live at Belgrade Jazz Festival 1975. That was very strong and creative period for Dusko. In 1974 he just recorded one of his greatest albums “Slavic Mood”. The same energy could be felt on this recording as well. Established in 1969, the Belgrade Jazz Festival soon became regarded as the Balkan equivalent of Montreux. The line up for the sixth BJF was stronger than ever with such big names as Roy Haynes, Gary Bartz, Earl Haynes Trio with Benny Carter, Charles Mingus Quintet, Carmen McRae, Heiki Saramante Quintet, Igor Brill, Richard Hyman band and Yugoslavia's best known jazz musician, Dusko Gojkovic. This was the legendary trumpeter's only show at the BJF, but his performance at the Dom Sindikata Concert Hall in 1975 went down as one of the highlights of that memorable year. Sophisticated use of local folklore in jazz would be a strong forte on this album as well as in Dusko’s long career. Line-up names are speaking for themselves. Excellent musicians in obviously good mood inspired by festivals atmosphere. All that justifies unusually long tracks for Dusko
KEITH BAKER
what a find! really really enjoyable.

RUI TORRINHA (Porto - Portugal)
Absolute masterpiece. Hard to believe this album came a long way such is its contemporary relevance. Cosmic Sounds delivers a brilliant contribution to revise the state of jazz and all the knowledge of great masters like Dusko and his quintet. An album that I already listened more than ten times in two days. Something really special indeed. Favourite tracks: no particular ones at all. the whole album is my favourite track

PETER JOPPICH
what a find!, this recording sounds fresh as if it was recorded at the latest jazz-festival in 2003, the highest timeless quality, another milestone in his long career, putting together the spirit from his meetings, playings and travellings at this concert-session. what a luck that this recording from that period came out nowadays - and did not get lost...

MANFRED BLAAS
I received the CDs two weeks ago and listened extensivly. They´re just great - Check out the Spontaneity and Energy of the Solos by Dusko Goykovich, tenor player Ferdinand Povel and the (nowadays) lesser known rhythm section: pianist Vince Benedetti, bass player Bert Thompson and my favorite drummer Billy Brooks. Really great! You´ll enjoy it.

DUSTY GROOVE
A lost chapter in the career of trumpeter Dusko Goykovic -- a live set recorded in 1975, and one of his best performances from the 70s! The set features Dusko blowing with a great quintet that includes Billy Brooks on drums, Vince Benedetti on piano, and Ferdinand Povel on tenor -- all working together in a really fluid spirit on a set of long tracks that bring out some amazing horn solos. The highlight of the set is the title tune "East From Montenegro" -- a really compelling original that has a sweet modal feel -- and the set also includes two other great original tracks by Dusko, "Soul Brothers" and "Ten To Two Blues", both over 10 minutes long!

CHRISSIE MURRAY
..tremendous Yugoslavian trumpet hero in full flight on this historic, heated hard-bop ’n’ blues set.

MUSICESP
Yugoslavia's best known jazz musician is in top form on this live CD recorded in 1975 at the Belgrade Jazz Festival. Think Chet Baker was smooth? The trumpet grooves of Dusko are way underrated compared to the inflated Baker. This is the legendary trumpeter's only show at the famous BJF. However his performance was a highlight of that memorable show that included Charles Mingus, Earl Haynes Trio, Roy Haynes and many more! If you aren't already turned onto Dusko or jazz, this CD will perk your ears and hopefully enlighten your musical tastes. Simply magnificent. This will send pleasant chills up and down your spine! Oh how I wish this was on vinyl.

LARRY BROWN JR.
Dusko and Ferdinand, two of the greatest frontline Euro Jazz hornmen in live concert with the best modern American Jazz rhythm-section ever to come out of the 1970's! Vince, Billy & Bert had played together often since late '69 when they began working nightly as the "house rhythm-section" at Berlin's famous Jazzgalerie. Thier important creative association was rarely documented because they were  always in front, streaching out and moving on. This is a stunning find!

PLAYLISTED BY
BEN G @ Right On Fm
CIAN Ó CÍOBHÁIN @ An Taobh Tuathail


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