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Smak - Crna Dama [Aka: Black Lady] CD (album) cover




Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.29 | 58 ratings

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4 stars Miki Petkovski replaced Laza Ristovski here and the result was pretty much the same as with Ristovski. Petkovski is an excellent soloist and improviser, which he shows best in "Domaci zadatak(Homework)". Here he utilizes his skills on piano, organ and synthesizer. His compositional skills were also notable, here he wrote "Tegoba", a Chick Corea-like instrumental. Other notable songs are "Alo", "Plava pesma" and "Daire", the last one an ethno fused number. The title song is pure mainstream rock while "Stvar ljubavi" is a sickeningly sweet and boring love song.

On "Crna dama" Smak moved a step closer to commercial music, but they still didn't forget their roots. Of all Smak albums, it has the most jazzy feel, which is undoubtedly due to Petkovski's influence. It remains Smak's perhaps most successful album, commercially and musically.

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