New CD “TransAdriaticum” Tamara Obrovac Quartet - release date 10.06.2019. - Alessa Records
Remaining faithful to her expression in which she blends Istrian tradition and contemporary jazz, Tamara presents new compositions written purposefully for this new musical formation.
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.
In this new project Tamara has once again given an unique musical concept, which successfully transposes combination of jazz, and traditional music, to music of the modern age.
This is Tamara's 12th author's CD was recorded at the Academy of Music Zagreb, at the end of January, recorded mixed and mastered by Bernard Mihalić - studio Podmornica.
Release tour stared with the concert on Trondheim JazzFest in Norway, followed by concerts in Austria, Italy and Croatia.
NEW CD RELEASE TOUR
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)