Tamara's first double live album "Live @ ZKM" recorded live at the Zagreb Youth Theater is released
If you have ever been at a Tamara Obrovac’s concert, you have seen for yourself the incredible freedom, spontaneity and inventiveness that characterize live performances of this artist with her various accompanying bands, all composed of top musicians; but although she has published 10 studio CDs, she hasn’t released a live album yet.
With a concert of her Transhistria ensemble at the Zagreb Youth Theatre, Tamara marked twenty years of her recording career, and tenth author album, Canto amoroso.
The concert, which was recorded on November 26, 2016 and is now being released as a live album by Cantus, Croatian Composers’ Society label, as the first “live” album in Tamara’s career. By two most important croatian daily papers, the album is chosen among the top 5 concert albums as well as among the top 5 Croatian jazz albums in 2018.
From concert press reviews;
"Tamara’s almost telepathic connection with her band of international musicians has made this concert a practically surreal experience, in which the metaphysical strength of common creation was felt in every song…"
Dragana Glivetić, Ravno do dna
Here are few words that Tamara said about the concert;
Zagreb is the city in which I spent my student days, the city in which I discovered jazz and in which I have performed numerous times. This is why I was especially glad that the concert celebrating 20 years of my recording career and my tenth CD was held in the Zagreb Youth Theatre, one of my favourite halls.
The atmosphere in the hall filled with great audience was trully wanderfull, the band played very good, and the recording is excellent, all you need for a great live album!
I would like to thank the musicians of Transhistria ensemble, our faithful audience and all those who participated in the production of this special concert.
Album Live @ ZKM will is available in Croatia records Music shops in Croatia, and online in Cantus web shop.
Here is how the concert started, and how the audience welcomed Tamara: