Srdjan Ivanović, Modular, Rue des Balkans ***1/2

Very more-ish this from Bosnian drummer Srdjan Ivanović shaped around a fantastic trio with guitarist Manu Codjia and bassist Yoni Zelnik plus guests who include mercurial flautist Magic Malik and trumpeter Olivier Laisney, the direction of the …

Published: 3 Feb 2024. Updated: 25 days.

Very more-ish this from Bosnian drummer Srdjan Ivanović shaped around a fantastic trio with guitarist Manu Codjia and bassist Yoni Zelnik plus guests who include mercurial flautist Magic Malik and trumpeter Olivier Laisney, the direction of the album draws on Ivanović's Bosnian and Greek roots as well as his life in Paris and much else including notions of what the drummer calls ''cultural resistance''. Codjia is excellent throughout and delivers sterling work on George Harrison's 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' at the end. The almost Michel Legrand-like feel all concerned bring to 'Sous le ciel de Paris' is also very appealing as is the album's pervasive East-meets-West sense of rugged motion and no little turmoil.

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Gig guide for 5-10 Feb

Jam Session Ashburton Arts Centre, Ashburton Monday 5th Feb John Etheridge and Vimala Rowe Quartet Watermill, Dorking Tuesday 6th Feb Julian Siegel Quartet East Side Jazz Club, Leytonstone Tuesday 6th Feb Empirical Ronnie Scott's, London Tuesday …

Published: 3 Feb 2024. Updated: 25 days.

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Jam Session Ashburton Arts Centre, Ashburton Monday 5th Feb

John Etheridge and Vimala Rowe Quartet Watermill, Dorking Tuesday 6th Feb

Julian Siegel Quartet East Side Jazz Club, Leytonstone Tuesday 6th Feb

Empirical Ronnie Scott's, London Tuesday 6th Feb

Dennis Rollins The Sports Ground, Guildford Wednesday 7th Feb

Ela Southgate Quartet The Wick Inn, Hove Wednesday 7th Feb

Ed Kainiek Seven, Leeds Wednesday 7th Feb

Ricky Ford Quartet Pizza Express Jazz Club, London Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th Feb

Ben Haskins Quartet The Cask, Scarborough Wednesday 7th Feb

Luca Caruso & Will Cleasby Tap Social, Botley Wednesday 7th Feb

Patrick Hayes' Crusaders Cu Mumbles, Swansea Wednesday 7th Feb

Mammal Hands Barbican, London Wednesday 7th Feb

Jerry Crozier-Cole Quartet Hen and Chicken, Bristol Thursday 8th Feb

Mark Crooks and Nigel Price Quartet Bonington Theatre, Nottingham Thursday 8th Feb

QOW Trio The Musician, Leicester Thursday 8th Feb

Sentient Beings Vortex, London Thursday 8th Feb

Tony Kofi The Hound Dog, Derby Friday 9th Feb

Laura Jurd trio and Liam Noble Lighthouse, Poole Friday 9th Feb

Jean Toussaint Quartet Progress Theatre, Reading Friday 9th Feb

Stella Bass Scott's, Belfast Friday 9th Feb

Karen Street Quartet 1000 Trades, Birmingham Friday 9th Feb

Zoe Francis and Jim Mullen Quartet The Verdict, Brighton Friday 9th Feb

Guillermo Hill Quartet The Verdict, Brighton Saturday 10th Feb

Jeremy Sassoon Matt and Phred's, Manchester Saturday 10th Feb

Keith Harrison-Broninski Christ Church, Frome Saturday 10th Feb

Niki King Queen's Hall, Edinburgh Saturday 10th Feb

Tori Freestone and Alcyona Mick Quartet Peggy's Skylight, Nottingham Saturday 10th Feb

Nye Banfield Quartet The Bear, Luton Saturday 10th Feb

Tim Whitehead Jazz Centre, Southend Saturday 10th Feb in the afternoon

Alcyona Mick, top left, and Tori Freestone play Nottingham on Sat 10 Feb