Marko Djordjevic & Sveti
Something Beautiful 1709-2110
Friday, May 3rd Midnight
@ The Blue Note
131 W. 3rd St
New York, NY 10012
Bobby Avey – piano
Tivon Pennicott - tenor sax
Peter Slavov - ac. bass
Marko Djordjevic, leader, composer, drums
(Goalkeeper Records GK-001)
Street Date: May 3rd, 2013
It will be available in hardcopy and download formats from CD Baby at this link on May 10th:
The name of this album reflects a deep rooted human longing to dwell in the presence of Beauty, and, when inspiration calls, create something which is at once beautiful and lasting. In his compositions, Marko Djordjevic draws on various aspects of his experience, from formative years in Serbia to his present day life as an internationally acclaimed musician based in NYC.
As a drummer, Djordjevic is one of a kind, honestly pushing the envelope and creating new musical vocabulary in the process. One of the most prominent jazz musicians of our time, Ari Hoenig, says: "Marko is superb as a drummer and a composer. His new record draws from many different sources, while consistently captivating and grooving throughout." The most compelling quality of Something Beautiful (1709-2110) is the treatment the music gets by the phenomenal musicians on this recording date. Bobby Avey's harmonic prowess and unique impressionist approach on the piano and Desmond White's ability to be both rock solid and supremely creative on the upright bass are in evidence throughout. Add to this the masterful delivery and titanic sound of Eli Degibri and lucid rhythmic innovations by Tivon Pennicott on tenor sax, and new life is infused into the word interplay! The attentive, unselfish, intense and multidirectional musical interactions captured within make Something Beautiful (1709-2110) an album to behold.
Recorded at the great Highline Studios, ably mixed and mastered by two wonderful musicians, Pete Rende and Nate Wood, this album sets a sonic standard, making it a complete statement worthy of its title.
Marko Djordjevic is a musician "whose name is quickly becoming synonymous with greatness", as noted in the book The New Face Of Jazz by author Cicily Janus. This album unequivocally confirms this assertion.
But, what about the numbers? What does 1709-2110 stand for? The only answer we can offer is that Something truly Beautiful always leaves a trace of mystery in its wake.