(Formerly Jarc Gregorin Trio)
Pioneering progressive blues
Live at Prulček - Ljubljana
All songs are available on our Youtube channel.
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Formerly on bass, backing vocals,
In 2017, having played the Slovenian circuit for two years, the band put out 'Tja in spet nazaj' - 'There and Back Again', a conceptual album dealing with the issues of what is home, a wreath of impressions derived from personal experience of life in migration. The album received positive response in the media and with the general public. With the album's positive reception the band's public presence needed to be developed, at which point Matjaž opted to focus on classical composing and relegated his place in the spotlight.
In the winter of 2017, Janez Moder became the band's full time bassist. He is the original and current member of one of Slovenia's most progressive bands Moonlight Sky, as well as an extremely active session and live musician who's played with Gal in Galeristi, Aritmija, Didiwa, Alkimia and has collaborated with the likes of Severa Gjurin, Goran Bojčevski, Marko Hatlak, to name but a few.
With the new blood the band took to Slovenian stages, media outposts, and radio studios to present the album nationwide, accumulating interest with the public. The hit song 'Never be the same' (Nič ne bo kot je bilo) gained traction on radio stations.
In November of 2018 the band was officially joined by academic violinist Ana Mezgec, after she had appeared as a guest violinist, blowing the audience away with her energetic and perfected playing style along with a confident yet understated stage presence.
With two new last names added to the roster of band members, the old name "Jarc Gregorin Trio" no longer fit the four-piece. The band decided to slowly phase in a new designation: "JG3O". At first the two names would be used side by side making JG3O the largest trio around; the new name is set to take over with new songs and the publication of the second full album.
Prvenec skupine Jarc Gregorin trio "počasi a vztrajno osvaja poslušalstvo."
Jarc Gregorin Trio (Moder je na basu) izhajajo iz songov, besede so pomembne, prav tako glasba. Združeno, kot se spodobi, zveni odlično. Tudi, ker ni na prvo žogo. Najlepše stvari se skrivajo v sodnikovem podaljšku.
... kilometrina pa se je v zasedbi sinergično povezala v ploščo, ki je že po prvem posluhu zrel izdelek, a zveni tako, kot bi bil namenjen nekim drugim časom in nekim drugim ter ne slovenskim prostorom. In tu je privlačnost, tu je tisto »nekaj«, kar vsaj mene potegne in posrka do samega centra in ne pusti pri miru, dokler se ne artikulira nekaj besed, s katerimi bi lahko zmanjšal pritisk lebdenja v limbu.
"Na vsak način je slovenska glasbena scena z Jarc Gregorin Triom dobila vrhunsko, avtorsko in izvirno glasbeno postavo. Čeprav premoremo veliko vrhunskih zasedb, so le redke našle tako prepričljiv izraz..." Link
"se te glasbe ne da žanrsko popredalčkati. Blues, ja. Ampak Leonard Cohen in Nick Cave ne pojeta bluesa, ne?" Link
JG Trio frontman Jaka Jarc’s baritone voice (imagine a smoother Nick Cave, but no less powerful) emphasises the highs and lows of TaBA excellently. Whether delivering soothing & carefree phrases on Storm Gathering and No Place like Home, right up to what feels like the lament-filled roar of Father Time himself on Leti and Time Flies, his vocals are a captivating vehicle for the lyrics, each image delivered as elegantly and confidently as any native English speaker would.
... člani nove slovenske glasbene zasedbe z imenom Jarc Gregorin Trio. Jaka Jarc, Blaž Gregorin in Janez Moder so sicer poznavalcem slovenske glasbene scene znana imena, saj so bili soustvarjalci v naših različnih skupinah ... Link
Armando Šturman se je odpravil v Ljubljano, da bi zaslišal zasedbo, ki jo čislajo spletni mediji – Trio Jarc Gregorin. Zasedba je pripravila album z naslovom »There and back again«. Vabljeni k poslušanju … Link
Resnično album, ki se dotakne srca in seže globoko v še tako skriti košček poslušalčeve duše in ga predrami.
... Temu kar počno Jarc Gregorin Trio na albumu »There and back again«, ni v naših logih nihče blizu.
... Jaka je izvrsten vokalni interpret, nasploh ob dejstvu, da mu angleški jezik izjemno dobro teče in deluje tako interpretacija poezije tako v metričnem smislu, glede na to, da govorimo o slovenski zasedbi, izredno zgledno in prepričljivo. Bend je silno pretanjen. V svoji finosti (ali imenitnosti,če vam je ljubše), gradi in stopnjuje vzdušja polagoma. Link
The concept Album "There and Back Again" - "Tja in spet nazaj" explores all that represents the concept 'home'. It was written as a reflection of the authors' residency between the UK and Slovenia, friendship stretching to the US, and family with the richness of two families.
The album makes use of different genres to better communicate the emotion and subtext of the messages of individual songs. Its eclectic selection of original songs that truly defy labeling. In a way this is unfortunate because it is sometimes considered impractical in this day and age to transgress the limitations of genre; it makes it harder for the audience to find your music, but it makes for an interesting album and a colourful night out
The album is largely bilingual, because the main author spent time between the UK and his Slovenian home – hence the concept. Most of the songs exist in either language – in fact only two do not. The tour focuses on the English lyrics, but allows the audience a taste of the unique language that is Slovenian.
We'll try to come and play near you - but you can be proactive; if you want us, let your local venue know!
Based in Ljubljana, Slovenia
We'll do our best to get the album available through Amazon, Spotify and the usual suspects.