Nenad Vasilic is an excellent jazz and ethno bass player, composer and arranger. His skill at jazz and then his own peoples music is extraordinary.
1. SESIR MOJ 7'47
2. IMA JEDNA KRCMA U PLANINI 5'46
3. ELENO KERKO 5'36
4. SEIDEFU MAJKA BUDjASE 6'26
5. BILJANA PLATNO BELESE 4'39
6. AJDE JANO 7'29
7. KAD JA PODjOH NA BEMBASU 5'34
8. ZVIJEZDA TJERA MJESECA 7'21
9. ZAJDI, ZAJDI 3'59
Klemens Pliem - tenor/soprano sax
Stefan Heckel - piano
Andjelko Stupar - drums
Pradrag Peric - perc.& gotch
Vasilic Nenad - kontrabass, flute
All songs are traditional Balkan songs and arranged by Vasilic Nenad except 5, by Zoran Scekic
Produced by Nenad Vasilic
Recorded 12 & 13 May, 2001 at Big Band Room, Jazz Department - Graz, Austria
Sound engineer: Manfred Ramosch
Mixed by: Manfred Ramosch & Nenad Vasilic
Mastered by: Manfred Ramosch
Band Photos by: Alexandar Stajic
Cover Photo by: Melvin Waldo Bishop, 1962
Design & Layout by: John Bishop
Jazz Steps (Bill Barton)
Origin has an impressive catalog of CDs, primarily by Pacific Northwest musicians. In the case of Folk Songs, the geography is very different, although the consistent high quality remains the same. Bassist Vasilic Nenad was born in 1975 in the South Serbian city of Nis (a region formerly part of Yugoslavia.) He studied classical doublebass, theory, ...
JazzDimensions-Germany (Rainer Voss )
The CD title "Folk Songs" of Vasilic Nenad the Balkans of tape of recent bringing in wakes probably false associations in the German-speaking countries. But no fear, which presents which the Vasilic Nenad the Balkans tape, does not sound after "volksliedern". Anyhow not so, like one it in the first instant introduces oneself. "Folk Songs" conta ...
Jazz Review (Denai Burbank)
This CD is quite an education. There's power in music of one's homeland. Somehow, it transcends all opinions, criticisms, language and cultural limitations. Vasilic Nenad and his Balkan Band give us an "ear" view into his culture. These folk songs are all native to the former Yugoslavia (Balkans). The jazz interpretation is something else. Collec ...