LEB I SOL is a jazz-rock fusion group founded in the 1970s in Skopje, Macedonia (ex-Yugoslavia) by Vlatko Stefanovski (guitar), Bodan Arsovski (bass guitar), Nikola Dimuševski (keyboards) and Garabet Tavitjan (drums). Leb i sol were very popular in the 1970s and 1980s and, while not selling as many records as some pop and folk acts, where very well known and respected and often sold-out venues in most of the larger towns in the former Yugoslavia. The first two albums are often considered foundational, while most are diverse enough to be, at least in part, accessible to a fairly wide audience. The influence of ethnic and folk music of southeastern Europe and more specifically of the Republic of Macedonia are recognizable in the use of odd meters (5/4, 7/8) and non-traditional scales (e.g. the Phrygian dominant scale). While all the musicians were fairly accomplished, Vlatko Stefanovski is frequently regarded as an exceptional guitar virtuoso. (from answers.com)
petak, 4. prosinca 2020.
četvrtak, 3. prosinca 2020.
srijeda, 2. prosinca 2020.
After two successfull albums LEB I SOL decided not to repeat the formula but to go into a deeper exploration of jazz. For the third album they almost abandoned the lyrics and invited a saxophone guest for two tracks. Vocals are present but except "Lenja pesma", an excellent even semi-commercial hit at the time, they were utilized as an instrument. Koki Dimuševski is more active than ever with his electric piano and plethora of synths, Vlatko Stefanovski's guitar technique is brought to perfect here,while rhythm section of Garo Tavitijan and Bodan Arsovski is impeccable as always. Macedonian folk is less present in favour of more "avant-garde" approach in a manner of jazz improvistions, so "Ručni rad" is not very accessible on the first listen. Production of Josip Boček is finally top notch for the time, the whole album carries the balanced sound of all instruments, perfectly arranged so you could get a sense of the band playing as a single body. Solos are rare but very effective and functional. All 7 tracks are perfect but obvious favorites would be "Lenja pesma" (lyrics as always by Goran Stefanovski, Vlatko's brother, who is a renowned Macedonian playright), Arsovski's title track "Ručni rad" with some beautiful fretless bass melody line and Stefanovski's "Kumova slama", one of the most memorable instrumentals of the former Yugo music scene, beautiful melody with emotional guitar solo weeping. However there is present a sort of optimistic, positive feeling in this composition. This is a true gem of ex-Yugo prog and probably the best fusion album of the era just before the coming of New Wave age. (review by Seyo)
utorak, 1. prosinca 2020.
ponedjeljak, 30. studenoga 2020.
This live set represents the last release of PGP RTB label and captures LEB I SOL at Zagreb's "Kulusić" club which was a "mecca" for live recordings during the most prolific era of ex-Yugoslav rock scene in the 1980s. The band is stripped to the bone here, in the basic rock trio of drums, guitar and bass, with raw sound and engaging musicianship. (by Seyo Fetahagić)
nedjelja, 29. studenoga 2020.
TREF was a rock band from Osijek (Croatia), active in the seventies. Members were Slobodan Ivanović-Danče (guitar), Zlatko Vukasović-Kec (bass guitar), Ivica Matković-Makika (drums), Boro Vidović (vocals) and Damir Rokšer-Roco (keyboards). They recorded a few songs for Radio Osijek.
subota, 28. studenoga 2020.
petak, 27. studenoga 2020.
7 MLADIH was formed in Beograd (Serbia), in September 1959. In 1960 they performed on 'Bled jazz festival', and marked their place on Yugoslav musical scene. During 60s and 70s they made hugh sucess in Yugoslavia as musicians as well as excellent comedians. Last concert was held in Sarajevo, May 1991. This is their second single record from 1970. (from discogs.com)
četvrtak, 26. studenoga 2020.
srijeda, 25. studenoga 2020.
GRUPA ROK was formed in the early seventies in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (ex-Yugoslavia). In the band, in 1973, drums played Goran Ipe Ivandić, later a member of the Bijelo dugme. This is their first single record from 1973.