NASLOV: Duško Gojković - East Of Montenegro
ETIKETA: 2003,Cosmic Sounds CS-31
Recorded live at Belgrade Jazz Festival,"Dom Sindikata" concert hall,
November, 1975. previously unreleased.
Duško Gojković - trumpet
Ferdinand Powel - tenor sax
Vince Benedetti - piano
Bert Thompson - bass
Billy Brooks - drums
04.East From Montenegro
05.Ten To Two Blues
06.Love For Sale
It happens to me occasionally that while searching for some tunes I just stumble to a pearl like this. Long lost tape that was missing from Radio Belgrade’s archive has been found and appeared to be of extremely high quality and value and essential bit of jazz archaeology. It was recorded live at Belgrade Jazz Festival 1975. That was very strong and creative period for Dusko. In 1974 he just recorded one of his greatest albums “Slavic Mood”. The same energy could be felt on this recording as well. Established in 1969, the Belgrade Jazz Festival soon became regarded as the Balkan equivalent of Montreux. The line up for the sixth BJF was stronger than ever with such big names as Roy Haynes, Gary Bartz, Earl Haynes Trio with Benny Carter, Charles Mingus Quintet, Carmen McRae, Heiki Saramante Quintet, Igor Brill, Richard Hyman band and Yugoslavia's best known jazz musician, Dusko Gojkovic. This was the legendary trumpeter's only show at the BJF, but his performance at the Dom Sindikata Concert Hall in 1975 went down as one of the highlights of that memorable year. Sophisticated use of local folklore in jazz would be a strong forte on this album as well as in Dusko’s long career. Line-up names are speaking for themselves. Excellent musicians in obviously good mood inspired by festivals atmosphere. All that justifies unusually long tracks for Dusko.