Wed Oct. 9, 2024

Teo Collori & Momento Cigano (SLO) / Lenart Krečič 'Home Run' (SLO/A)

Lenart Krečič
Lenart Krečič: tenor saxophone
Teo Collori: guitar
Tonč Feinig: hammond organ
Gašper Bertoncelj: drums

Teo Collori & Momento Cigano
Teo Collori: lead guitar
Metod Banko: guitar, vocals
Matija Krečič: violin
Matej Kužel: clarinet
Jošt Lampret: bass
Robert Rojc: sound

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Lenart Krečič
The idea of the Home Run Quartet, conceived by saxophonist Lenart Krečič, has been brewing for the past 2 years and has finally seen the light of day!

Home Run includes carefully selected top musicians of Slovenian origin, who studied and worked abroad, where they gained a lot of experience and developed into recognizable musical personalities: Teo Collori contributes to the unique image of the whole the sound of the quartet with his exceptional guitar sensibility, emotionality and originality. Tonč Feinig ensures harmonic and melodic stability with a perfect base and sense of accompaniment. Gašper Bertoncelj, with his incredible sense of rhythm and control over the sound of the drums, ensures that the musical wheel keeps turning smoothly, and Lenart Krečič draws new horizons in music with his virtuoso saxophonist lines based on the sounds of his fellow musicians.

This magical quartet Home Run will create an incredible musical experience that will interweave musical influences from the very beginnings of jazz until now. Their first album will be released this spring and will be presented at their upcoming concerts.

Teo Collori & Momento Cigano
It was a chance cinema visit that set Slovenian guitar ace Teo Collori on his current musical path. Already busy as an all-style session player and known performer on the contemporary jazz scene, he discovered a particular passion for the Gypsy Swing jazz of Django Reinhardt while watching Woody Allen's film, Midnight in Paris. Immersing himself in the grand master's repertoire, he gathered around him some like-minded, talented musicians and formed his own Hot Club style band. But this was not to be a tribute band performing covers and emulating the style. Teo Collori and Momento Cigano invoke the spirit of Django through Teo's original compositions, creating a fresh and revivifying take on the master's legacy, exemplified on the acclaimed 2015 debut album Hot Club Piran, and explored and enhanced on four more releases to date.

The band plays an extraordinary medley of gypsy and swing music. It is a project where nostalgia blends with new stories, as the boys perform fresh, original songs, in a style that takes us back to the era of ballrooms, cigars, Charleston and lacquered shoes. The band is made up of college educated musicians.

Their first record, entitled Hot Club Piran, was chosen as “Album of 2015” at the online music portal of the Slovenian coastal area, Muzikobala. In 2016 their quality was recognized in the USA as well, where they published a record with the renowned Lowtemp label. Second (“Kamerato Muzikante”-2018) and third album (“Molto Aligatore”) are flirting with Classical, Etno and Movie Music. On March 2023 was released their fourth album called “Capitano Della Noche”.

In 2021 they recorded a live album with national TV Big Band orchestra the album called “Gitara Parlante”. In 2022 was recorded Live album called “ŽIVO” with Slovenian legend Vlado Kreslin. They are currently the most wanted instrumental group in Slovenia. Every concert is sold out.