Vladimir Cetkar Septet at Xippo, Chicago
'Macedonian guitarist Vladimir etkar's mélange of jazz, funk, and soul is fleet, uninhibited, and original. If the occasional high strings and up-tempo funk evoke disco, then etkar's emotive, earnest voice makes appeals intended for only the smoothest of jazz gods.'
'This Macedonian soul man mashes disco and fusion into luxurious pop concoctions. Think George Michael fronting Steely Dan in a cocktail bar.'
TIME OUT NYC
'Mix George Benson's guitar playing with Quincy Jones' arrangements, add Jamiroquai's grooves and Earth, Wind & Fire's vocals and, you get Vladimir etkar. Brimming with style, the multitalented Macedonian guitarist and vocalist also composes, arranges and produces his original music. Described by Time Out New York as "George Michael fronting Steely Dan in a cocktail bar," etkar channels the 1970s and '80s, interweaving pop, soul and disco into jazz.'
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