Discography Audio Samples, Credits, Charts, Reviews & Quotes
Blue Balkan Then & Now (2002)

  1. Serbo Samba (New)
    Larry Vuckovich
  2. Blue Balkan
    Larry Vuckovich
  3. Suite Sanna (New)
    Larry Vuckovich
  4. Belgrade Blues
    Larry Vuckovich
  5. After Hours
    Avery Parrish
  6. Larry's Dance
    Larry Vuckovich
  7. Loving Linda
    Larry Vuckovich
  8. Adriatic Nights - (New version of Mediterranean Nights)
    Larry Vuckovich
  9. Motherless Child / O Javore (New)
    African-American spiritual
  10. Changes
    Larry Vuckovich
  11. In Your Own Sweet Way
    Dave Brubeck
  12. Mediterranean Nights
    Larry Vuckovich
  13. O Javore
    Larry Vuckovich
Credits & Charts

Larry Vuckovich (piano)
Bobby Hutcherson (vibes on 7 & 11, marimba on 2, 4 & 6)
Eric Golub (violin; viola on 2, 4, 6, 12 & 13)
Tommy Kesecker (marimba on 1 and 8)
Jeff Chambers (bass on 1 ,3 and, 8)
Paul Breslin (bass on 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 &11)
John Heard (bass on 10 & 12)
Eddie Moore (drums on 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 11)
Vince Delgado (Percussion. on 1, 3, & 8)
Eddie Marshall (drums on 1, 3, 8, & 10)

Included in Gary Giddins' "Best Jazz CDs of 2002" list, Village Voice. Read Article →

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Quotes & Reviews
"Drawing from his ethnic background as well as his blues roots, pianist Larry Vuckovich makes a warm and rich statement with Blue Balkan."
✮ ✮ ✮ ✮ ½ Stars Down Beat, October 1981
"most convincing, most intergrated combinations ever of ethnic music and straight ahead Jazz." Cadence, June 1981
"...ahead of its time...intriguing, fresh-sounding jazz...." Cadence, June 2002
"Vuckovich has mixed his idioms with skill and is aided in no small measure by Bobby Hutcherson on marimba and vibes, Erik Golub on viola and violin." Leonard Feather, L.A. Times 1981
"Prefiguring the much-lauded work of Dave Douglas and even John Zorn ... modern context ... angular, cubist, post-bop compositions ... the gypsy-style melodies, authentically believeable on their own work effortlessly" Matt Collar, AllMusic.com 2002 Read Full Review →
"hailed for its diverse talent and global influences ... re-released with new music ... global jam session ... Vuckovich can swing hard ... killer blues" Mark F. Turner, Allaboutjazz.com 2002 Read Full Review →
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