The Majamisty Trio from Novi Unhappy in Serbia have now launched three albums, the primary two of which have been Mistyland in 2011 and Love in 2014. Nonetheless, I’m ashamed to confess I had by no means heard of this piano-led trio earlier than this tremendous new launch arrived by way of obtain. My loss, for this trio is classy.
Pianist Maja Alvanović, composer of most of their songs, has a classical poise to her enjoying, however, additionally, as on the opener, Heritage, a way of event, and anticipation. By no means rushed, she quietly lays out the principle themes and their variations as if she had on a regular basis on this planet.
Alongside her, bassist Ervin Malina is tuneful and impartial, usually strolling his personal path, his arco a resonant delight, whereas drummer Lav Kovač, a brand new member of the trio, is quietly insistent. However this can be a group that performs as one, an natural complete, because the title of this new CD suggests.
Of the eight tracks, one which stands out is They Couldn’t Cease Travelling, a gently rolling piece with an preliminary sense of melancholy that opens out into one thing much more experimental. In distinction, Jungle is a roller-coaster of adjusting tempos, all clattering drums and evocative riffs, that ends in cinematic fashion. Absence is a ballad of quiet longing, Minuet For a Canine a surprisingly advanced and enthralling dance, As a result of Of Rain an insistent, rain-splattered ending.
Simply if you assume that the world has sufficient piano trios to be getting on with, a brand new one comes alongside to face proudly within the entrance row. Its members ought to be mighty happy with this tremendous album.
Heritage; Longing; They Couldn’t Cease Travelling; Duda Jam; Jungle; Absence; Minuet For A Canine; As a result of Of Rain (39.23)
Maja Alvanović (p); Ervin Malina (b); Lav Kovač (d). Buckovac, Serbia, October 2019.