Bob Mover Quartet Featuring Jelena Jovovic In Belgrade, Feb. 1


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The Bob Mover Quartet featuring Jelena Jovovic will perform at the Diva Lounge at the Grand Casino Beograd in Belgrade, Serbia on February 1, 2013.

Mover, widely regarded as one of the greatest saxophonists in jazz and a legendary presence on the New York City jazz scene, has a new CD set for release in 2013, My Heart Tells Me (Motéma Music), a double-CD set which features not only Mover's mastery of alto, tenor and soprano saxophones, but also his impressive work as a vocalist and composer.

The Bob Mover Quartet began its current European tour with a 3-night engagement at Sunset-Sunside in Paris, France on January 24-26. Jelena Jovovic made special guest appearances with the quartet throughout the engagement.

The Diva Lounge at the Grand Casino Beograd is located at Bulevar Nikole Tesle 3, Belgrade, Serbia. Reservations can be made via the Diva Lounge website or by calling 011/220-28-28. The concert begins at 21:00 (9:00 PM), and admission is 700 Serbian dinars (RSD).

Jovovic is known as one of the finest jazz vocalists in Belgrade, and is a noted jazz educator at Belgrade’s Music School Stankovic. This performance is a continuation of a series of musical encounters over the years between Mover and Jovovic. The concert billing includes the title “Jazz Masters,” which refers not only to Mover and Jovovic but to every member of the quartet, which features guitarist Joe Cohn, bassist Pierre Boussaguet and drummer Steve Williams.

This is Mover's 3rd tour of Europe in the span of 7 months, following his appearances at major jazz festivals including Umbria, North Sea and Istanbul with Esperanza Spalding & The Radio Music Society in July, and a December tour of Belgium with saxophonist John Snauwaert.

My Heart Tells Me, the new CD on Motéma Music, features an intriguing mix of original compositions and standards, performed by an all-star cast: pianist Kenny Barron, bassist Bob Cranshaw, drummer Steve Williams and trumpeter Josh Evans, with appearances by drummer Victor Lewis and saxophonist Steve Hall.

Mover, who has recorded 10 albums as a leader and countless more as a featured performer, first came to the public's attention when Charles Mingus hired him at the age of 21 to play with the Mingus band throughout a 5-month engagement at the famous Five Spot in New York City. Mover went on to secure his place in the jazz pantheon when he began his long association with the great trumpeter/vocalist Chet Baker and his band, with whom Mover made his European debut at Le Grand Parade du Jazz in Nice, France.

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