Space Tigers – Space Tigers
Downbeat Jazz, November 17th 2017
„Space Tigers usually have a trumpet, alto saxophone, guitar and drums lineup, but their regular trumpeter was replaced at late notice by a second altoist, thereby creating a grouping that recalled the Spy vs. Spy combination of Tim Berne and John Zorn, or the twinned altoists of the English band Led Bib. Space Tigers locked into a metallic cross-hatching of rock-funk patterns, maintaining this hard intensity throughout their set, either with jointly entwining altos or with solo horn stretches, attaining a pinnacle of piercing precision.“ – Martin Longley, Downbeat
„Real Sofa Techno Jazz Surfers“ keep their spirit ahead with their own brand. Call it Jazz, Techno, Punk or Funk – for them it doesn’t matter. Be aware – it’s not just a group, it’s a movement, it’s an invasion.
Cromatik 5 – Saturday jam
Cromatik 5 is an Croatian-Slovenian avant-new jazz band, formed in 2010, consisting of five members. The first three members met each other while studyiing at the Jazz University in Klagenfurt, Bojan Krhlanko on drumms, Grgur Savic on alto saxophone and Pavle Jovanovic on electric guitar. When the three assembled at Bojan’s practise place in Laško, Slovenia, for they first music session, the chemistry was immediate and powerful.
Though they started with more-or-less straightforward saxophone-guitar-drumms jazz setup the threesome expanded their sound with Slovenian double bassist Jošt Drašler and Hrvoje Galler from Croatia on electric piano.
The band draws on infuences from a wider musical spectrum such as grunge, punk, swing, jazz and rock music, and is known for an unconventional style, sometimes described «avant-groove». Each of the Cromatik 5 member is involved in the large music community and has participated in numerous side project over the years.
“The band is really amazing. They play with so much energy and focus. Their performance on OCT-LOFT Jazz Festival in Shenzhen was brilliant.” – Anla Lee
After a dozen concerts in Austria, Slovenia and Croatia, for the last couple of years they performed on China’s most renowed uprising jazz festivals like Shenzhen jazz festival, Hong Kong, Zhongshan and Shangai.
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