July, 8th  Festival Hall Bled: INNER LIGHT

Milan Stanisavljević, Slovenian pianist of Serbian roots, professor and head of the jazz department at the Ljubljana Conservatory of Music and Ballet, presents his new studio album "Inner Light" (Celinka, 2024). After "Awakening", "Soundquest" and "Eastern Star", this is his fourth album, featuring original compositions and arrangements.

This time he has invited prominent jazz musicians from Slovenia and Serbia to collaborate with him. Thus, on the new album we can hear the Belgrade saxophonist, professor at the Academy of Jazz Music, Luka Ignjatović and the excellent Belgrade drummer Pedja Milutinović (Schime Trio, Vasil Hadžimanov Bend, Drumbooty...).

The trumpet is played by the well-known Tomaž Gajšt, a member of the RTV Big Band, while the young and promising Jošto Lampret, who comes from the world of classical music, can be heard behind the double bass.

The new album is characterised by compositions that create the feeling of looking at pictures and in which we can discover different moods and musical details. From the calm, almost cinematic themes of Surfin' and Spiral to very rhythmic ones such as Winteriana and 169, in which we hear Milan playing the Rhodes.

"Inner Light" is characterised by mature playing and an authentic original sound, which shows its sonic homogeneity in the arrangements and in the juxtapositions of the individual musicians.

Milan Stanisavljević, piano

Luka Ignjatović, saxofon

Pedjo Milutinović, drums

Tomaž Gajšt, trumpet

Jošt Lampret, double bass
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