debut album as a leader, The Path of Silvan
is set for release on September 24th at New York City
's club DROM
This album consists entirely of original compositions. Cover song Silvans' Dance
which was AllAboutJazz.com featured as download of the day in August 2013 was the #1 downloaded song for the entire month of August.
Praised by many jazz masters such as Jean-Michel Pilc
, Laszlo Gardony
, Brad Shepik
, Andy Milne
and others, this album is receiving outstanding reviews. In Jean-Marie. Pilc's words, Dimitrije is a rare example of a musician whose qualities - sensibility, virtuosity, harmonic and melodic invention - all converge towards the same point: a music of deep and rewarding beauty. His latest CD is a brilliant demonstration of music making at the highest level."
Compositions on this album represent original music mixture that incorporates modern jazz and traditional Balkan music combining gentle flavor of European jazz with intricate musical landscapes full of exotic rhythms and sophisticated harmony. Dimitrije Vasiljevic
seamlessly meshes his talents as pianist, composer and arranger to create his original musical expression and contemporary sound.
The lineup for the album release is: Dimitrije Vasiljevic (Serbia) - piano; Juan Ignacio Saavedra Pizarro (Chile) - el. guitar; Ayal Tsubery (Israel) - upright bass; Alessio Romano (Italy) - drums.