Woodcock Group: (Jazz, Old School Jazz):
This Serbian jazz trio also composes and arranges its music for every one of the ten (10) songs on the full length CD. Woodcock Group’s new debut album, Water Stories (Sunset Jazz Recordings) gives jazz aficionados great evidence that there are new musical artists in jazz; that can carry a wide-range of music of original songs taken as conceptual, the album is now available to pre-order at Amazon and through the Sunset Jazz label. The full length CD is set for the May 3rd street day, with the Sunset Classics & Jazz (SC&J) division, Sunset Distribution Company and then via Republic Universal for digital distribution into stores.
Woodcock Group is a band that is no doubt aware of its mixing modern jazz with traditional jazz music influenced by, among others, Thelonious Monk, McCoy Tyner, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Evans and Art Blakey. Born and raised in Belgrade, Serbia, in the spring of 2009 pianist and composer Aleksandar Jovanovic founded the "Woodcock Group." What is now a trio with (Aleksandar) Jovanovic, Marko Fabry is on the bass while Aleksandar Cvetkovic does the drum work on the ten (10) song CD. Their first performance was at the "Umbria Jazz Balcanic Windows" Music Festival 2009 in Belgrade, which they won over 28 bands from the south-eastern Europe regions. Not to mention, they were listed in the top six as best young jazz band in Eastern Europe this year. “I not only plan on using this album to springboard a new sense of direction at Sunset Jazz (Recordings),” says label head, Don Lichterman, “We are also in hope of using Alex’s (Aleksandar Jovanovic) A&R chops to gain more jazz acts for the label.”
The debut album being released at Sunset (Jazz) is inspired by “water” as in a state of a “form” and (Don) Lichterman says that he, “loves the concept” of it. He (Lichterman) goes on to say that he also “loves the deep traditional style of this band (Woodcock Group).” Woodcock Group’s debut recording entitled, Water Stories, has already gained international radio play with “Vrelo,” the first song being worked to radio this year. And the CD has received great critical acclaim after the label released its initial press to blogs and social networks. Look for the CD to be available in stores everywhere that sells CDs along with being made available at every retailer that sells downloads, ringtones and streams