With Prometheus CAM JAZZ makes you set off on a journey through the unlimited expressive options of drums. Your tour guide here is Dejan Terzić, a German drummer of Bosnian origin who plays in quartet with Chris Speed on sax, Bojan Zulfikarpašić on piano and Fender Rhodes and Matt Penman on bass, to disclose an amazingly rich expressive realm, made of assorted moods, energy, strength, impressive depths of sound as well as hypnotic ostinatos. Dejan Terzić wrote all of the compositions on this record: his band-mates have risen to the challenge, weaving a wide-ranging, appealing plot with him. From the opening track, “Prometheus”, passing through “Red”, “Addiction and Subtraction” and “Sundance” all the way to the closing track, “New Parasomnia”, listeners will enjoy free improvisations, explosive rhythmic arrangements, dreamy interludes. Music moving from cheerful to passionate, from passionate to free, from free to structured, from structured to sweet, from sweet to outspoken, from outspoken to amusing, from amusing to inward-looking. Underlying this project is an extremely robust jazz, made up of key contributions, meetings, all-round musical life, which results in a fresh, novel, distinctive, irresistibly dynamic jazz.
Recorded in Brooklyn U.S. on 11 - 12 February 2016 at Systems Two Recording Studio
Recording engineer Max Ross
Mixed in Ludwigsburg on 15 April 2016 at Bauer Studios
Mixing engineer Johannes Wohlleben
Photos by Ulla C. Binder
Liner notes by Brian Morton