Elephant Room - John Mills - Sax / John Fremgen - Bass / Wayne Salzmann II - Drums / Kristian Terzic - Keyboards
SXSW Music 12.-17.March 2013.
Sounds Like: Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Joe Zawinul, Yellowjackets, Tribal Tech
Manager: Self managing
Bio: KRISTIAN TERZIĆ – Born in Pula, lives in Rovinj. He discovered jazz music at the age of 15 and has been a professional musician since the age of 16. In 1997, together with some fellow musicians, he established a jazz - fusion band "Combinate" with whom he appeared several times through the years ...See Full Bio
“n case the good word hasn't gotten out, Croatia boasts a nascent jazz scene. Keyboardist Kristian Terzic dispatches a prime example of that notion, performing with fellow countrymen on this sparkling rendezvous that skirts jazz-fusion and the Latin element. Other than his impressive technical faculties, Terzic shines as an impressive composer. Regardless of tempo or when the band works on overdrive, the agenda is etched by surging themes, shaded with memorable harmonic content and rousing unison choruses. And there are movements where the ensemble flirts with little big band type bop. Here, multiplicity plays an important role. It's an egalitarian program, often accelerated by Terzic's fluid performances atop bustling pulses and spiraling horns. "Five Stars" contrasts the burning and knotty fusion-oriented opener "Tribal Thing," as the leader's soothing keys align with trumpeter Branko Sterpin's warm lines, denoting a radio-friendly contemporary vibe atop a swaying rock beat. But ...”
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