In the hands of the Goran Ivanovic Group
, jazz takes on a breathless, almost ethereal quality that mixes Balkan folk music, flamenco guitar fills, and blues-based rhythms. On its self-titled CD, the Croatian quartet strips traditional music of its conventions and recreates it as an exotic fusion of gypsy beats and jam-band aesthetics. Ivanovic plays with a dexterity that recalls guitarists of legend, while his band members, guided by saxophonist Doug Rosenberg, determinedly keep up. It all comes together with a clash of colorful sounds.
Wed., July 12, 8:30 p.m.