New CD “TransAdriaticum” Tamara Obrovac Quartet - release date 10.06.2019. - Alessa Records
In this new project Tamara has once again given an unique musical concept, which successfully transposes combination of jazz and inspiration with the traditional music, to music of the modern age.
Remaining faithful to her expression in which she blends Istrian tradition and contemporary jazz, on this album Tamara presents new compositions written purposefully for this new musical formation in which, in addition to her enduring collaborator Krunoslav Levačić on drums, she is also joined by two great Italian musicians; Stefano Battaglia on piano and Salvatore Maiore on double bass.
With this musical material together with her excellent musicians she is presenting slightly different, more intimate musical aesthetics.
This Tamara's 12th author album and her fourth edition for international labels, was recorded in january 2019 in the studio of the Music Academy in Zagreb, recorded mixed and mastered by Bernard Mihalić from Studio Podmornica.
During the album recording the band recorded a special "live session" with the songs from the album for the vinyl which will will be published for new Croatian label Pass The Hat Records until the end of the year.
Release tour started with the concert on Trondheim JazzFest in Norway, followed by concerts in Austria, Italy and Croatia.
02.05.2019. POU / Theatre, Poreč (HR)
10.05.2019. Trondheim Jazz Fest (NO)
10.06.2019. Porgy & Bess, Wien (AT)
11.06.2019. Novo Mesto (SLO)
12.06.2019. Jazz.hr Festival, Zagreb (HR)
07.09.2019. Rab Jazz Festival (HR)
“Tamara Obrovac - a new and exciting acquaintance ...with her fine trio, she gave us a supplement of something we didn't know we needed."
Trondheim Jazzfest review by Tor Hammerø
On the new CD, the outstanding Croatian singer Tamara Obrovac remains in her specific sentimental space, of course, at the highest level, with a music codex and messages that shy away from the superficial.
Obrovac sings about night hags, slaves, pain in one’s soul and the glint of tears. Touching.
Of course, this venture is only possible with congenial musicians – Tamara’s Croatian drummer Krunoslav Levačić and two top-class Italian musicians: Stefano Battaglia on piano and Salvatore Maiore on double bass.
Ernst Weiss, Concerto magazine (AT)
The strenght and the greatness of an individual musical expression
"...An excellent contemporary jazz album that will surely arouse great interest among jazz lovers around the world..."
D. Jagatić, Nacional (HR)
Published on the international market, the TransAdriaticum CD is a great export product.
TransAdriaticum is a great example of local music that is suitable for world-export, not only because it shares the same values and cultural importance of recognizing a new era but because of its understanding and feeling of both the traditional and contemporary jazz, use of the local “spices” and the brilliant, graceful performance of Tamara Obrovac and her musicians.
Tamara Obrovac has long been performing abroad and the old saying that if you dip your toe into the ocean you are connected to the whole world can certainly apply here. Of course, if such “toes”, her collaborators and her unique vocals, produce such exciting music.
This time with a new set up and a different tone, Tamara again confirmed that she is a leading Croatian musician who regularly achieves a unique “full-on” contact with her collaborators, which consequently produces such feats.
H. Horvat, Večernji list (HR)