21 June 2012


Most of you won't know Jure Pukl. But after you've heard this live recording by his new quartet you will recognise a great new talent!

This post is approved by Jure Pukl himself - my thanks goes to him and Igor.

A CD with this quartet is available at  Storyville and here.

From Jure Pukl official website
"Pukl is one of the most profilic and creative saxophonists of the
younger Slovene jazz generation, Pukl obtained university education
abroad. He studied classical saxophone at the Vienna Music Academy,
and jazz saxophone in Vienna as well as at the Haag Conservatory of
Music. Jure then won a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music,
where he pursued his studies with masters such as Joe Lovano and
George Garzone. He completed his masters degree in music at the Graz
Academy of Music. Throughout his studies Pukl performed and recorded
extensively, being engaged in his own projects, as well as working
with a number of European and foreign jazzmen, such as Maceo Parker,
Esperanza Spalding, Vijay Iyer, Damion Reid, Joe Sanders, Aaron
Goldberg, Marcus Gilmore, Jeremy Pelt, Jamire Williams, Howard Curtis,
Johnatan Blake, Renato Chicco, Bosko Petrovic, Francisco Mela, Miles
Griffith, Aruan Ortiz, Jason Palmer, Mike Janisch and orchestras like
Big Band RTV Slovenia, European Jazz Orchestra, European Movement Jazz
Orchestra, Vienna Saxophone Quartet, Nouvele Cousine and many others.
He has been touring extensively throughout USA, Asia and Europe
performing in venues such as Blue Note, The Jazz Gallery, Ronnie
Scotts, The Vortex, Pizza Express, Porgy & Bess, Stadtgarten and
festivals like Moers Jazz Festival, Vienna Jazz Festival, Muenster
Jazz Festival, Berlin Jazz Festival, Jazz a Vienne to name a few. His
music has won him many awards; among others the 2005 first Jury Prize
and Best Composition Audience Award at the Jazzon International Music
Workshop and Festival in Novo mesto, Slovenia. In his auctorial
projects, such as the Virus quintet (receive rave reviews, among
others on the influential AllAboutjazz Web portal) Pukl dedicates
himself to modern interpretations of jazz. What he creates is a unique
type of modern jazz, avantgarde, free jazz and impressionistic
contemporary music performed with a great deal of knowledge and love,
giving prominence to the interplay between band members. He already
published 6 CD’s under his own name. The last one called Abstract
Society was recorded in New York with some of the finest musicians and
got rave reviews all over the globe and features Vijay Iyer, Damion
Reid and Joe Sanders.It has been released by the oldest european
indenpendet jazz record label Storyville Records from Denmark."


Jure Pukl, tenor & soprano saxophone
Vijay Iyer, piano
Matt Brewer, bass
Damion Reid, drums

Set 1:

1. Circle Mind            09:34
2. Abstract Society       17:33
3. Trio Joy               11:46
4. Waterfalls             09:01

Set 2:

1. Waterfalls             09:26
2. Random Logic           09:12
3. The Force              26:53

Recorded live at the Jazz Gallery, New York, on May 10, 2011.
(mics recording > mp3)



Ernst Grgo Nebhuth said...


Vitko said...

What a surprise. Great job onxidlib. I have Pukl's, I think the third album, "Jure Pukl Abstract Society" which delighted me, and just I plan to go to Ljubljana in Jazz Festival, to see him live. (29.06.2012). Thank you very much.

Wallofsound said...


Piromas said...

Oh, what a treat! Thanks!

mike said...

any chance for a lossless upload?

Ernst Grgo Nebhuth said...

mp3 is all I got - I think it's already quite generous from Jure Pukl.
Especially if one considers the recent release of the CD with the same line-up...

Igor said...

Actually, Joe Sanders replaces Mat Brewer on bass on the CD.

Igor said...

Oops, ...Matt Brewer...