Besame Mucho by Funk Elastic, (Kiss Me a Lot in English translation) is a famous bolero written in 1940 by Mexican songwriter Consuelo Velázquez. It is considered to be one of the most popular songs of the 20th century and one of the most important songs in the history of Latin music. This arrangement is based on Artie Shaw‘s version from 1953 and is more on the cha-cha groove side. The featuring solos are on tenor saxophone and piano. Continue reading
For sale Yamaha YSS-62 (Purple Logo, No. 2xxx) soprano saxophone, early four digits version. This saxophone is fully restored a few years ago at Roberto Buttus (Italy) workshop and played very little since. This Yamaha YSS-62 Purple Logo plays smoothly from top to bottom with quiet and tight action, gig ready and no need for any additional investments. Continue reading
Evident (remastered) avant-garde jazz by Donna Lee Saxophone Quartet, was originally released on the Four Odd (2005) album. This is contemporary / avant-garde jazz composition featuring soprano saxophone solo.
Godine 1989. došao sam na studij saksofona na Muzičkoj akademiji u Zagrebu. Na kraju prve godine, kolega Andrej Jakuš, student trube, pitao me bih li svirao s njim u brass sekciji u autorskom funky bandu, što sam ja rado prihvatio. Band se zvao Genaro Flores, a osnovali su ga Zadrani na studiju u Zagrebu. Continue reading
Swing Again is a Croatian jazz octet based in Zagreb. The ensemble has horns section of two trumpets, tenor saxophone and trombone accompanied by standard rhythm section. Also, there are a couple of guest singers regularly performing with the band and the most frequent are Maja Ištvanić and Adalbert Turner Juci. Swing Again plays jazz standards, some popular music and original jazz compositions. Most of the repertoire is arranged by band leader Ante Reljić and there are some written by previous leader/drummer Josip Cvitanović. Continue reading
Stjepan Jimmy Stanić je jedan od najdugovječnijih hrvatskih glazbenika, primarno pjevač i kontrabasist. Jimmyjevo najnovije izdanje Prolazi sve… Live @ Zagreb, na kojem izvodi većinu pjesama sa studijskog izdanja 91+ iz 2020. godine, uz dodatak nekoliko jazz standarda, izašlo je na Compact Disku i Blu-Rayu u rujnu 2022. godine. Continue reading
Four Odd Reload by Funk Elastic, this is a jazz-lounge mood tune in a form of minor blues with mixed time signatures, featuring electric bass and tenor saxophone solos. This is a new version of a composition originally released in 2006 on the Lost in HTML album, listen to the original version at YouTube. This version features Robert Lajić on electric bass and Zdenko Ivanušić on tenor saxophone. Continue reading