Neću više jazz kantati
Tamara Obrovac / Transhistria Electric
Aquarius records 2009
Format: CD, Digital
Tamara Obrovac, voice, composer, arrangements (HR)
Uroš Rakovec, el. guitar (SLO)
Žiga Golob, el. bass, (SLO)
Krunoslav Levačić, drums (HR)
Joe Kaplovitz, keyboad, (HR / USA)
Luka Žužić, trombone, (HR)
Branko Sterpin, trumpet, (HR)
Mihael Gyorek, alto saxophone, (SLO)
Author of all music Tamara Obrovac, except track 7. Galeb i ja, music Z. Runjić, lyrics T. Zuppa 9. Predi šći moja, traditional Lyrics on track 2. Črno zlo, M. Rakovac, and 6. Sexuvalna Drago Orlić
Recorded: 09/08, Croatian radio Television, Radio Pula by Aldo Spada Mix / mastering Zvonimir Dusper - Dus
Lady kanta funk (Lady Sings Funk), the CD of the year!
It seems that with the new Transhistria ensemble Tamara Obrovac has finally found the accompanying musicians who are a perfect match to her charisma; to be more precise, the musicians who are capable to keep and expand all the energy that Tamara always radiates on the stage. ... "Ne?u više jazz kantat"/ "I won't sing jazz any more" is what it is – by far the best album in the whole music career of Tamara Obrovac – primarily because of the great material in which it is difficult to say what is better: the new compositions of the Istrian diva or the superb, fully thought out versions of her older works. If you add to that a more open, more pronounced poetic engagement than ever and the booklet with all the texts in Croatian and English, the conclusion begs to be made: Transhistria Electric and the Iron Istrian Lady have made the album of the year, probably of the five years, after which the band leader may not sing jazz any longer – but don't worry: you should hear how she sings funk!
Pavle Vukšić, muzika.hr, Internet portal, April 27, 2009.