After rising to prominence as a trumpet virtuoso, he is leading a truly cosmopolitan life. I got this album at least five years ago, gave it a cursory listen and shelved it. It is absolutely fantastic! Absolutely stellar album plus Mal Waldron is on piano! In the chance that you are interested, possibly, I made a sequel to that album I shared with you last time this time it’s Music From My Bedroom 2: Sometimes the music takes its time to reach the destination.
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Swinging Macedonia was recorded in Germany with american sidemen, including Mal Waldron cusko piano, but the focus here is on Gojkovoc own compositions that attempt to fuse the sensibility of Balkan music with jazz. Another reason why this fusion sounds so organic is that brass instruments are very prominent in the real southeast European ethnic music – just look at the gypsy brass orchestras.
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Sometimes the music takes its time to reach the destination. Secondly, it’s the modal harmonic elements: JDT November 19, at 5: Try all links in the post before reporting, I will not reupload if there is a live link.
What’s in my iPod?: Duško Gojković – Swinging Macedonia ()
After rising to prominence as a trumpet virtuoso, he is leading a truly cosmopolitan life. Wedding March of Alexander the Macedonian 9. I did hear Belgrade Blueswhich compiles his recordings made in early sixties, before this album, and they are more of a straightforward jazz – proficient, but not as impressive. bojkovic
JDT November 19, at 2: Listening to it the second time through now Taylor February 15, at 4: But link on http: Seriously, I don’t know sometimes I’m sorry but I had to post one more time to say “thank you” again for this album!
Several elements are at play here: He is still active both performing and recording; I have not heard his recent releases but apparently the critics love them. So just in case you’re interested, here it is: Thank you, thank you!
He moved to Germany, spent considerable time in the US, both studying at Berklee and playing with many of the major jazz figures, and now resides in Munich and plays all over Europe.
Just recently I put it on again, not even sure why, and discovered how great it was. Anonymous November 17, at 4: Thank you for posting all this great music, there’s a lot of cool stuff I’ve never seen along with a couple things I’ve been looking for If you find that all links to an album are dead, please leave a comment, and I will fix it.
Anywho, no guitars this time around, instead more emphasis on bass and beats, what not American jazz was already experimenting with many of these features – odd meters of Take Five and Don Ellis recordings, modal macsdonia etc. Absolutely stellar album plus Mal Waldron is on piano! It is absolutely fantastic! I truly love this album: Macedonian Fertility Dance 6.
Finally, there are structural elements; very few of the tunes utilize the AABA form so ubiquitous in jazz. Anonymous December 30, at 8: The Nights of Skopje I got this album at least five years ago, gave it a cursory listen and shelved it.