Never has a five-member quartet sounded better! ... or bigger ... or more profoundly, organically, articulate.
Joined by special guest, maestro flutist, Magic Malik, Srdjan Ivanovic's renowned Blazin' Quartet -- featuring Andreas Polyzogopoulos (trumpet), Federico Casagrande (guitar), Mihail Ivanov (double bass) and Srdjan Ivanovic (drums; keyboards; composer) -- delivers in truly omnipotent fashion. On the timeless "Sleeping Beauty," nine tracks of unpredictable, potent, refreshingly-divorced-from-the-status-quo-while-exceedingly-brilliant creative mettle are offered, awaiting your listening pleasure.
Seldom does such an ensemble jazz cast weave so seamlessly, yet play with such heartfelt emotion, conviction and, at times, abandon. With an inherent, extraordinary chemistry on display, moments of the most rare, exquisite beauty materialize while ascending to the fore. A delightful, resounding lack of pretense, combined with abounding imagination and sparkling, upper-echelon performances, contributes to an album that's as fresh and ingenious as ensemble jazz gets, from every facet.
2. Sleeping Beauty
3. The Man With The Harmonica
6. Rues des Balkans
7. Sleeping Beauty (solo guitar)
8. A l'Aube du Cinquième Jour (Gott Mit Uns)
SRDJAN IVANOVIC (Bosnia & Herzegovina, France) - drums, keyboards, compositions, arrangements)
ANDREAS POLYZOGOPOULOS (Greece) - trumpet
FEDERICO CASAGRANDE (Italy) - guitar
MIHAIL IVANOV (Bulgaria- upright bass
MAGIC MALIK (France) - flute