Rale Micic – Night Music 4/3
O’s Notes: Serbian guitarist Rale Micic moved to New York 17 years ago and has made himself a notable part of the jazz scene. He assembles a fusion-based quartet to perform Night Music, a collection of original music with a few well-placed arrangements of Bela Bartók’s classical compositions. As the title suggests, much of the program is soothing ballads featuring Micic’s liquid, warm melodies and a touch of mystery. Among the best selections are “Hotel Insomnia” and “Blue”. Pianist Danny Grissett delivers an explosive solo on the title track, one of the Bartók arrangements that illustrate the lively adventures that can occur after dark. Jonathan Blake (d) and Corcoran Holt (b) also deliver strong support in a fine recording.
Rale Micic – guitar
Nitzan Gavrielli – piano
Corcoran Holt – bass
Johnathan Blake – drums
Smalls Jazz Club
183 W10th Street
NY, NY 10014
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(pronounced Rah-lay Mee-cheech)
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L-R: Alma Micic – vocals, Rale Micic – guitar, Paul DelNero – bass, Chris Poudrier – drums, Neal Weiss – producer, Whaling City Sound
New Bedford, MA Thursday evening June 8th!
5/22 INSPIRED album release featuring Peter Bernstein, Rale Micic, Lage Lund, Vic Juris at BLUE NOTE at 8p & 10:30p
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“Micic is bringing an intriguing new perspective to the jazz guitar.” – LA TIMES
”Micic is subtle, intelligent player who echoes the likes of Jim Hall.” – DOWNBEAT
“The New York jazz scene, and by extension jazz’s modern mainstream, has Rale Micic to thank for a portion of its continued growth.” – ALL ABOUT JAZZ
“Rale Micic is one of my favorite guitar players on the scene today. He has a beautiful sound and lyricism that truly set him apart.” – PETER BERNSTEIN
“Rale is a soulful and thoughtful player” – TOM HARRELL
“Rale Micic has firmly established himself as one of the top guitarists in jazz today. I’ve enjoyed his playing both while sharing the bandstand with him and as a fan. He’s got great melodic awareness, a strong rhythmic concept, and a feeling for the blues that show he has studied the greats on his instrument while forging a singular style of his own. I’m excited to hear this new recording! “ – ERIC ALEXANDER
“Micic is bringing an intriguing new perspective to the jazz guitar.” LA TIMES
Born and raised in Belgrade, Serbia, guitarist and composer Rale Micic (pron. Rah-Leh Mee-chee-ch) skillfully fuses culture with timeless jazz.
Rale Micic is a CTA Records recording artist and has been featured in numerous publications including Downbeat, JazzTimes, LA Times, San Diego Tribune, Boston Globe, etc. He has performed at prominent jazz clubs and music festivals in US and Europe including Catalina Jazz Club, Blues Alley, Village Vanguard, Scullers Jazz Club, Dizzy’s, San Jose Jazz Festival, Hartford International Jazz Festival, etc.
Rale Micic recently signed an endorsement deal with D’Addario strings, joining the likes of guitarists Pat Metheny, John Scofield and Lenny Kravitz.
Photo by Josephine Solimene
6.10 Rale Micic & Peter Bernstein Duo — Guitar X2 Series, Bar Thalia at Symphony Space, New York, 9pm
6.17 Rale Micic & Lage Lund — Guitar X2 Series, Bar Thalia at Symphony Space, New York, 9pm
6.25 Rale Micic Trio, Bar Next Door, New York, 7:30pm
7.8 Rale Micic & Sheryl Bailey — Guitar X2 Series, Bar Thalia at Symphony Space, New York, 9pm