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(55:29; Dusan Jevtovic)
Earlier this year I received an email from Dusan which said “As our contribution and support to all of you in this very complicated times, we offer you this LIVE album for the FREE DOWNLOAD. Only together we can get through this one. Stay safe and stay well!!!” So there you have it, this album is available free of charge, gratis, to anyone who wishes to download it. Recorded Live at Theater Joakim Vujic, Kragujevac, Serbia, in November 2018 this features Serbian guitarist Dusan Jevtovic alongside pianist/keyboard player Vasil Hadzimanov and renowned drummer Asaf Sirkis (who normally plays in excess of 200 shows a year!). This captures the trio playing six of the songs they recorded in 2016 for the ‘No Answer’ album, here of course all extended as they bounce off each other. Dusan and Vasil follow each other, providing harmonies and duets while also taking the time to go off on their own, and then at the back is Asaf filling in every individual space. It takes a while for the ear to realise there is no bass player with Vasil often providing that with his left hand (and when he is playing organ it sounds strangely reminiscent of Vincent Crane, especially when Dusan is rocking as he does on tracks such as “Al Alre – Soko Bira”), while Asaf also uses his bass drum to hit where the bass guitar would normally be striking and the combination means it is not missed at all. Although there are times when the band are playing complex rock, there are also times when Dusan moves into far more experimental territory, producing sounds which makes one think more of Markus Reuter. The overall result is an album which is exciting, fresh, and invigorating. Given this has been released free of charge then there is no excuse for not jumping over to Bandcamp and investigating this for yourself and discovering three great musicians. This is well worth checking out.
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