European pianist, keyboardist, band leader and composer Dominique Vantomme recently released his debut studio album titled "Vegir." Vantomme was inspired to produce his own album after seeing the band Stick Men live in 2016. He invited fellow Stick Men bassist Tony Levin to join him, along with Michael Deville on guitar and Maxime Lenssens on drums. The new 8-song release begins with the exciting, up-tempo adventure of "Double Down" as you instantly feel the connection between these musicians. Vantomme and his band slow down the pace for the ten-plus minute space rock of "Equal Minds," before the more experimental journey of "Sizzurp." The band locks into the jazz fusion groove during the thirteen minutes of "The Self Licking Ice Cream Cone," before finishing up with the impulsive feel of "Plutocracy" and the sonic exploration of "Emmetropia." To find out more about Vantimme and his latest release "Vegir," please visit dominiquevantomme.bandcamp.com
The Italian jazz fusion band Slivovitz return with a brand new album titled "LiveR." It features seven tracks recorded live in Milan, Italy in May 2016. The album begins with the up-tempo, saxophone-led groove of "Mai Per Comando," followed by the adventurous, progressive rock infused "Cleopatra." The youthful energy of the band is felt with in the quick moving "Currywurst" and the exciting blast of "Eqiziaca." Slivovitz finish up their new live release with a eve-popping cover of Nirvana's "Negative Creep" and a song that was recorded live two years earlier, the smooth, spiritual jazz/rock rhythm of "Caldo Bagno." To find out more about Slivovitz and their latest release "LiveR," please visit slivovitz.bandcamp.com
Last, but on least we arrive at the newly released live album from guitarist Dusan Jevtovic titled "Live At Home." It was recorded in Kragujevac, Serbia on December 23rd, 2016 and features songs from his latest studio album "No Answer." The new seven song release begins with the epic build-up of "No Answer" as Jevtovic establishes himself early with his outstanding guitar skills. The album continues with the more experimental piece "Angel/Al Aire - Soko Bira" as Javtovic utilizes the entire nine-minutes of the song to draw you in with his passion for performing outside the box. Keyboardist Vasil Hadzimanov gets into the act with his original piece "Ohrid" as you continue to follow the musical path of enlightenment. The band comes together on the rock/jazz fusion of "New Pop," before finishing up the new album with the ten-minute experimental piece "Briga" and the sonic jumble of "Gracias Y Perdon." To find out more about Dusan Jevtovic and his latest release "Live At Home," please visit dusanjevtovic-moonjune.bandcamp.com.