Friday, October 14, 2011

Dusko Goykovich (2009) -Summit Octet

Artist: Dusko Goykovich
Album: Summit Octet
Release Date: 2009
Quality: mp3 CBR 320
Size: 120 MB

For the new album “Five Horns & Rhythm”, however, Goykovich assembled a somewhat smaller band, an international octet of masterful individualists. For them he arranged a bunch of his own tunes as well as a selection of so-called “standards”, among them Sam Jones’ “Unit Seven” and Jay McShann’s “Back At The Chicken Shack”. Partly familiar from his earlier albums (“Soul Connection”, “Bebop City”, “Samba Do Mar”, “Samba Tzigane”), Goykovich’s own tunes range stylistically from blues and bop to ballad and samba.

It is fun to hear some of Dusko’s best tunes played by this well-chosen band of musicians from eight countries, namely Australia, Bosnia, France, Germany, Italy, Macedonia, Serbia, and the USA. A summit meeting of sorts, this studio recording combines great solos, thrilling tunes, earthy grooves and nice arrangements set up for an unusual instrumentation. Dusko’s new album is a must for all friends of timeless high-quality swinging jazz.
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01 Unit Seven
02 Tokyo Shuffle Blues
03 Quo Vadis Samba
04 One For Klook
05 Ballade For Miles
06 Samba Tzigane
07 Summit
08 Menina Moca
09 Back At The Chicken Shack

Dusko Goykovich trumpet, flugelhorn
Marko Dordevic trumpet
Adrian Mears trombone
Fulvio Albano tenor sax
Xavier Richardeau baritone sax
Walter Lang piano
Martin Gjakonovski bass
Douglas Sides drums


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