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Press Release 3

Zdenko Ivanušić (Press)Hrvatski saksofonist i skladatelj Zdenko Ivanušić dobio je radijsku nagradu Fame Games Effigy Awards 2009 u kategoriji najbolje instrumentalne izvedbe.

Uz odluku stručnog žirija u čijem su sastavu neka od značajnih imena svjetske glazbene scene (Lionel Richie…), u obzir se uzimaju i glasovi slušatelja.

Osim tog priznanja, Ivanušićeva skladba “Four Odd” sa “Lost in HTML” albuma uvrštena je među najboljim jazz snimkama u 2008. godini po izboru američkog jazz kritičara Scotta Albina. Skladba je među šesnaest najboljih snimki zajedno s velikanima jazza kao što su James Moody, Charles Lloyd, Hank Jones, Chick Corea, Gary Burton…više

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Scott Albin Selects the Best Jazz…

Zdenko Ivanušić Quartet @ Sax Club
My tune “Four Odd” from “Lost in HTML” album is in best jazz tracks selection in 2008 by jazz critic Scott Albin @ Jazz.com. Listen to the live version of the tune performed by Zdenko Ivanušić Quartet @ YouTube:
Four Odd

Some favorite tracks of 2008 (in random order):

“Soul Trane”: James Moody & Hank Jones (from Our Delight)
“Tea for Two”: Martial Solal (from Longitude)
“Pine Creek”: Jamie Baum (from Solace)
“Rabo de Nube”: Charles Lloyd (from Rabo de Nube)
“The Traveler”: Kenny Barron (from The Traveler)
“Seven Days”: Felipe Salles (from South American Suite)
“Waltz for Debby”: Chick Corea & Gary Burton (from The New Crystal Silence)
“Bachiao”: Trio da Paz and Joe Locke (from Live at JazzBaltica)
“Squazin”: Antonio Ciacca (from Rush Life)
“Four Odd”: Zdenko Ivanušić (from Lost in HTML)
“Serenade in Blu”: Rachael Price (from The Good Hours)
“Tethered”: Tom Beckham (from Rebound)
“Very Early”: Larry Coryell Organ Trio (from Impressions: The New York Sessions)
“Adios Nonino”: Astor Piazzolla (from Live at the Montreal Jazz Festival)
“You Must Believe in Spring”: April Hall (from Fun Out of Life)
“Current”: Jack Broad (from Current)

The above tracks came from a number of highly recommended CDs. Of the lesser-known artists, Rachael Price and April Hall are singers well worth hearing, Salles a fine saxophonist / composer / arranger, Antonio Ciacca an engaging pianist, Tom Beckham an excellent vibist / composer, Jack Broad a versatile, polished guitarist and skilled programmer, Zdenko Ivanušić a significant saxophonist/composer based in Croatia, and Jamie Baum a wonderful flutist and orchestrator. The Astor Piazzolla track is from the first-time-ever release of his quintet’s celebrated 1984 Montreal performance, newly available on both CD and DVD.

Press Release 2

Hrvatski jazz na playlistama u Los Angelesu i Miamiju

Zdenko IvanusicDomaći jazz albumi Donna Lee Saxophone Quarteta i Zdenko Ivanušić Quarteta našli se uz bok vrhunskih jazz glazbenika na playlistama poznatih radio stanica u SAD-u, među kojima su KCRW iz Santa Monice i WDNA iz Miamija.

Linkovi na neke od playlista:
– Donna Lee Saxophone Quartet @ KCRW

Na popularnoj floridskoj stanici WDNA 88.9 fm album Lost in HTML Zdenka Ivanušića puštao se u jazz radio showu renomiranog jazz kritičara Edwarda Blanca.

Zadnja dva albuma Lost in HTML i Mellow koje je izdao Zivaldo Records popraćena su izvrsnim kritikama poznatih svjetskih glazbenih kritičara.

Scott Albin @ Jazz.com
“Njegova boja tona podsjeća na Grega Osbyja ili Stevea Colemana. On ispočetka polagano gradi svoj solo da bi se njegove linije postupno ubrzale i pretvorile u strastven, disonantan…”… više

Edward Blanco @ eJazzNews.com
“Lost In HTML je neočekivano glazbeno blago, pravi dragulj muzičke produkcije. Zdenko Ivanušić možda nije poznat prosječnom slušatelju jazz glazbe, ali ovim albumom, njegovim domišljatim Donna Lee Saxophone Quartetkompozicijama i čudesnom izvedbom na saksofonima, pridobio je ovog jazz kritičara već nakon prvog slušanja…”… više

Scott Albin @ Jazz.com
“Ivanušić je najsnažniji solist Donna Lee Saxophone Quarteta i njegov glavni kompozitor, dinamičan instrumentalist u najboljem izdanju u svojoj zaraznoj skladbi Four to Go, zajedno sa Sušinim basom na baritonu…”… više


“Lost in HTML” CD Reviews

Zdenko Ivanušić new CD “Lost in HTML” available in stores.
There are album reviews here: