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Miki Petkovski


Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.00 | 8 ratings

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4 stars Miki Petkovski is a great yet unnoticed classically trained pianist and keybordist from Macedonia. Being meber of some top notch bands from mid to late '70's from back then Yugoslavia as Smak, and Leb i Sol he managing to release his first solo album in 1979 named Ko zna ( Who knows), who gone totaly under the radar of jazz rock/ prog movement of that time, despite some ecellent musicinship and great ideas overall. On this release the musicians involved here are from Smak and Leb I Sol, it sounded and performed at highest calibre not far in places of aformentioned bands in terms of instrumental arrangements. It has some comercial aura on some pieces and for that reason gone unnoticed in prog/jazz rock listners of the time. The opening Igra (The game) is simply excellent, is short, positive and catchy in vibes and is a good opener, is little comercial in aproach, but who cares is great. The hihlights are for sure the instrumental tracks, "luminacija (Illumination), Katarza (Catharsis) , and another two who was already played with his bands where he was involved with Leb I Sol - Sinteza (Synthesis) and with Smak - Budjenje (Awakening) , all these pieces are top notch showing Petkovsky high skills and inventive ideas. He bordering very well jazz rock elements with progressive parts to create some outstanding passages, easey memorable and full of character. All in all a very worthy release, I remember I got this one from Yugoslavia around 1991 and since then was a real delight. It's a shame that this release is not issued on CD yet, he desearve a far more recognition. Miki Petkovski moved to Canada soon after releasing this album and become quite popular among pianists and musicians from there releasing aswell some album under his same or in colaboration. Ko zna desearves attntion in the prime excellency this album is not far from the masterpieces of Leb I Sol or Smak. Easy 4 stars from me. I forgot nice female vocals.

b_olariu | 4/5 |


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