M.E.M. Artist Ratko Zjaca releases two new albums soon!

Ratko Zjaca (guitar)

 

RATKO ZJACA will release two new albums on the German In+Out Records label this spring 2020:

Album CoversRelease on May 15, 2020 (US/Asia June ’20): LIGHT IN THE WORLD – recorded w/ Ratko Zjaca (git, composition) • Stefano Bedetti (ts) • Renato Chicco (hammond organ) • John Riley (dr)

“This new CD by guitarist Ratko Zjaca’s new organ group featuring the great American drummer John Riley, Renato Chicco on organ and Stefano Bedetti on tenor saxophone is full of creative, well-conceived and grooving original compositions by Ratko – and absolutely first rate playing from everyone! It’s a tightly knit group and his best record yet in my opinion, well produced as far as overall conception, and great sound too! Check it out!” – Randy Brecker

“The unexpected delight of hearing John Riley on this recording with an all-star assemblage of European musicians only makes the listening experience sweeter. John sounds right at home and the rest of the musicians sound like New Yorkers! I highly recommend this album.” – Peter Erskine

Release on May 12, 2020: THE PLACES YOU WILL GO – recorded w/ different great line-ups and recorded in the US and Europe.

Also don’t miss the interview w/ Ratko in German journal JazzPodium’s 04/2020 issue.

M.E.M. is booking concert dates for Ratko’s NOCTURNAL FOUR as well as the ZZ Quartet in autumn 2020 and later.