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Blue Balkan - Then & Now

13 songs (1 hour and 13 minutes) Released on February 26, 2002
1
Serbo Samba (new original: Larry Vuckovich's Balkan-influenced melody set to a samba rhythm)
5:50
2
Blue Balkan (reissue: Larry Vuckovich original mixes Balkan folk with African-American music that expresses a Bartokian harmonic movement.)
8:46
3
Suite Sanna (new: Larry Vuckovich original mix of bebop, Latin, flamenco and Balkan music written for his wife, producer Sanna Craig.)
8:40
4
Belgrade Blues (reissue: Larry Vuckovich original minor blues over Middle Eastern scales and motifs recalls Horace Silver's "Senor Blues.")
6:55
5
After Hours (reissue: inspired by Ray Bryant's version, Larry Vuckovich played it nightly in Jon Hendricks' "Evolution of the Blues" show.)
4:07
6
Larry's Dance (reissue: Larry Vuckovich's original is a Balkan-influenced tune of exciting 7/8 and 4/4 multi-rhythms.)
6:06
7
Loving Linda (reissue: a slow bossa with descending changes and ascending melody that Larry Vuckovich wrote for his first wife Linda Weaver.)
5:09
8
Adriatic Nights (new: Larry Vuckovich's original "Mediterranean Nights" expanded to a sextet projecting a strong tango rhythm.)
6:03
9
Motherless Child/ O Javore (Serbian folk song juxtaposed with an African-American gospel lament to show a similar minor mode.)
3:55
10
Changes (reissue: Larry Vuckovich's sequence of chord changes includes a modal section which shifts from one tonality to another.)
4:29
11
In Your Own Sweet Way (reminiscent of Tommy Flanagan-Wes Montgomery recording.)
6:15
12
Mediterranean Nights (reissue: Larry Vuckovich's original trio version of his Argentine tango piece.)
3:53
13
O Javore (reissue: of "O Javore" (Maple Forest), a Serbian folk tune.)
3:10