Goran Končar | Classics and Jazz
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Classics and Jazz

The exceptional and unusual group Goran Koncar & Darko Jurkovic Quartet queries the margins of the classics and Jazz.


There are very few who know that the composition Capriccio for the solo violin and jazz quartet exists, a work composed by one of the greatest Croatian composers, Boris Papandopulo. However, those who knew about the existence of the work also knew that the composition was never performed. The crossover of the classic and jazz has had a definitely bizarre way; the composition was written for a great Jazz festival but instead of the festival the composition finished at the then Yugoslavian Radio-television. There the work hibernated in dumpsites, waiting for someone who would finally find it. When it was discovered by the former leader of the Zagreb String Quartet, Goran Koncar, the violinist of world-wide reputation, there started a project of gathering a group that would be able to perform the composition. Koniar was then joined by Darko Jurkovic on the guitars, Henry Radanovic on the double bass, Zvjezdan Ruzic on the piano Kruno Levacic on the drums and Ljerka Koncar Gamulin on the violoncello. It is scarcely possible not to name them supergroup. It would be pity that all the rest remained with Papandopulo, so the complete repertoire was worked out that would formatively combine the disciplines of the classic and flaunting Jazz.