NEW ALBUM

5 stars review by PARIS MOVE – 4 stars review by ALL ABOUT JAZZ

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BIO

Born in the Mediterranean-flavored city of Bitola, he is now a leading artist, jazz guitarist and composer in the Balkan jazz and world music scene. Popovski created and developed a new musical expression, bringing oriental sounds to a mystical language.

Popovski presents a refined concept of his trio project on his debut album for ART Melodies. The album revolves around constant variations of melody, emphasizing sound, textures, interaction, and space. To introduce color and contrasting musical ideas, Saso collaborates with guest musicians. The compositions are beautifully derived, featuring clear and appealing melodic lines.

STEPS is a seven-track masterpiece, embracing multicultural influences with pure lines and exotic motifs. The structures are well-crafted, showcasing the author’s imaginative prowess. Saso consciously allows room for development and pushes the boundaries of sound, exploring the unique characteristics of each instrument and the musicians unpredictable sensibilities.

The strong ensemble formations provide an intimate and spacious atmosphere, where every musician enjoys equal musical presence. The transparency of the sound highlights the deep aesthetic affinity between the performers, as each musician contributes something distinct and extraordinary to each composition, creating a captivating musical landscape.

“Balkan jazz has a modern soul.” – Mario Ferraioli Jazz In Family Italy

In 2021, the album Fallen Land finished first on the regional jazz scene of HRT Croatia’s Jazzolovka show and was the album of the week in Bulgaria, Serbia, Poland and Macedonia.

PROJECTS

SASO POPOVSKI SOLO

SASO POPOVSKI TRIO

SASO POPOVSKI TRIO feat. OLIVIER SAMOUILLAN


REVIEWS

Prepare to be captivated by this beautiful piece of work, where melancholy and wistfulness intertwine”    Nenad Georgievski All About Jazz

“Steps is the most interesting and engaging contemporary jazz album I’ve had the pleasure to preview to date” George C. Glasser Jazz Syndicate Magazine & Promotions

This music is at the crossroads of genres, relaxing and mesmerising at the same time” – Marek Romański  Jazz Forum

An absolutely delightful and masterful album– Ljupcho Jolevski

With Steps, Saso confirms his ability to assimilate multicultural techniques and exotic melodies to give new polish and a strong personalisation to jazzMario Ferraioli Jazz In Family

UPCOMING EVENTS

Audiokultura 7 February 2024 Macedonia

Prulcek 9 September 2023 Slovenia

Ravne Jazz Festival 8 September 2023 Slovenia

Mocvara Zagreb 7 September 2023 Croatia

Vikasha Jazz Club 6 September 2023 Serbia