Mikser Festival – Concert Review – Jazzin

Mikser Festival 2015: Hashima

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Zlatan Dimitrijević

English:

Hashima, a Belgrade jazz band, sounding more and more convincing with each new concert. Lead by the guitar player Igor Mišković, a quartet sets a sail into an uneasy waters, clearly offset from the jazz conventions imposed in the context of such a standard combo setup. Based on improvisation, but deeply rooted in written, in it’s semi-chamber music expression, Hashima requires distinct dedication of the listener, not so easily found in an ambient of a free Mikser House concert. That was the reason Mišković and the group from the start fired their most effective weaponry, a great interpretation of a “Dance No.2” inspired by Vasilije Mokranjac, their biggest “hit”, gaining upon an astonishingly interested audience from the start.

A fear that the discharge of their strongest act would be setting the dynamics of the rest of the concert at stake, prooved to be unfounded, because the following compositions showed a great likable potential, even for those without the seemingly needed patience in the development of Hashimas compositions. Leaving out the two improvisation compositions with a guest singer, that needlessly threatened the concerts dynamics, Hashima confirmed a view of a quartet best functioning in a thightly arranged discourse; Hashima must be trilled with the results they got. We are looking at the group of musicians that individually (special praise to drummer Aleksandar Hristić) and collectively are improving rapidly, getting ready to present it’s best music to more and more interested audiences in the near future.

Serbian:

Hashima je beogradski bend, koji iz koncerta u koncert zvuči sve ubedljivije. Pod vođstvom gitariste Igora Miškovića, kvartet plovi nimalo mirnim vodama, jasno odmaknut od džez konvencija koje se nameću u kontekstu ovakve kombo postavke. Baziran na improvizaciji, ali ipak duboko utemeljen u raspisanom, u svom polu-kamernom izrazu, Hashima zahteva određenu posvećenost slušaoca, koju nije baš lako naći u ambijentu besplatnog koncerta Mikser Housea. Zbog toga su Mišković i ekipa od početka zapucali iz najefikasnijeg oružja, odličnom interpretacijom “Dance No.2”  Vasilija Mokranjca, i ujedno svojim najvećim ‘hitom’, uspevši da pridobiju začuđujuće zainteresovanu publiku od samog starta.

Bojazan da ispucavanjem najvećeg aduta na samom startu bend stavlja na kocku dinamiku ostatka koncerta, pokazala se neosnovanom, jer je kroz nove kompozicije, predstavljen i potencijal  za dopadljivost onima kojima strpljenje neophodno pri razvijanju Hashiminih kompozicija i nije jača strana. Ako se izostavi mahom improvizovani srednji deo koncerta sa gostujućom pevačicom, koji je bespotrebno samo ugrozio dinamiku koncerta i potvrdio predstavu o  ovom kvartetu kao sastavu koji (još uvek) bolje funkcioniše u sada već vrlo dobro utegnutim aranžiranom diskursu, Hashima mora biti vrlo zadovoljna rezultatom. Pred sobom imamo skup pojedinaca koji i individualno (posebne pohvale bubnjaru Aleksandru Hristiću)  i kolektivno drastično napreduje i sprema se da svoju najbolju muziku tek prezentuje sve zainteresovanijem mnjenju.

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