About the album
Jalkan Bazz is the second album of the Blazin' Quartet, recorded with producer and guest guitarist/vocalist the cult artist from Yugoslavia - Rambo Amadeus. An important characteristic of this very hip band is their use of electronics, which they mingle in a very modern way through their compositions.These compositions are rooted in jazz but have influences from different sides such as the Balkan, Western-Europe, Scandinavia. The band found out years ago that they do not need a piano or any other harmonic instrument at all: trombone, sax, drums and bass do the trick together with the electronics. The result is a sound that appeals immediately and it makes their jazzmusic alive & kicking!
Blazin' Quartet takes regard of no musical borders. They mix everything they like and feels good in order to take the listeners to a trip in their own world. Just like being on a market on which you can find everything from dates to cheap electronics.
Their diverse european background (Balkan, Scandinavia, West-europe) mixes in with their mutual language of Jazz and while the music relies on melody, rhythm and interplay, the absence of a chord instrument gives enough space for electronic sounds and loops.
In short time of existance they have been awarded the Dutch Jazz Competition, the Holland Casino Jazz&Pop Award and have performed in The Netherlands, Serbia, Greece, France, Montenegro, Croatia, Thailand and Brazil at festivals such as North Sea Jazz (2008, 2009, 2010), Novi Sad Jazz, Kalamata Jazz, Samui Jazz, Jazz Na Fabrica and at numerous clubs and venues.
Blazin’ Quartet is an excellent name for this group for the musicians play with consistent passion, intensity, and an openness to other genres of music. While very much a jazz album, Jalkan Bazz also has the strong influence of Balkan music and the musicians display the willingness to occasionally add electronics to make the results unpredictable and surprising. The group is comprised of drummer Srdjan Ivanovic (who contributed most of the ...