I'm very excited about the following pieces of music news:
- My good friend Branko Galoic and his Skakavac Orkestar has finally released his new album. It will be available in places like the Mezrab soon. Already on his site you can have a small taste:
http://www.myspace.com/brankogaloic - Check out the new track with living guitar legend Vladko Stefanovski!
- Ibrahim Maalouf http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibrahim_Maalouf (nephew of one of my favorite writers Amin Maalouf) is a great trumpet player. He's maybe the only trumpet player to use oriental quarter-notes, played with a special trumpet designed by his father. There's 2 very diverse tracks on his myspace site:
Ibrahim plays Jazz, World Music, but also Classical, check out the following clips:
We are trying to get this man to come and play with us in Amsterdam at the end of summer. You'll be the first to know when we succeed!