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Zajc, Rebeka Rusjan : Prelude (Clean Feed)

The debut for young Slovenian pianist Rebeka Rusjan Zajc, living and working in Amsterdam, brings forward a new voice in lyrically elegant and virtuosically confident solo piano improvisation, her extended piece "Illusion" divided in natural segments that allow her progressions to develop through accomplished, lively runs and moments of suspended beauty.
 

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UPC: 5609063006575

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF657CD
Squidco Product Code: 34386

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2024
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Power Sound Studio in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on September 6th, 2022 by Paul Pouwer.

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"With her extraordinary debut album, Prelude, young Slovenian pianist Rebeka Rusjan Zajc (now residing in Amsterdam), announces herself as a precocious new talent, already forging her own distinctive art language, navigating the bountiful margins between non-idiomatic improvisation, jazz and classical music.

Across this disc's sole extended piece, "Illusion", she marshals a dynamic carnival of boundless extemporisation, full of instinctive runs and dramatically tumbling rubato, vivid constellations initiated in the imagination hyperdrive of her striking real-time composition. Passages of impish scherzo conjure fantastical images of surreal painted bestiaries, while converging notes rush like snaking rapids across the clashing rocks of atonalism. Evocative and oozing energy, this beguiling music clamours for allegory, voraciously fuelling fictional chimeras on its virtuosic feasts.

Prelude marks both an auspicious beginning and significant whistle-stop, a timely mustering of pooled practices, techniques and theories, its deftly weaved patterns and starry pointillism heralding an exciting new name in jazz. Rebeka Rusjan Zajc: dream weaver."


Artist Biographies

Rebeka Rusjan Zajc, is a Slovenian pianist who lives and works in Amsterdam.

-Rebeka Rusjan Zajc Website (https://www.rebekarusjanzajc.com/)
4/22/2024

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1. Illusion 35:11

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