News for Branco Stoysin
Above The Clouds new album out in April 2018
"Above The Clouds", new solo-guitar album, Branco Stoysin’s Sunny side of guitar, where whispers from Sun flow into music…, the music to heal and replenish your heart, soul and ears…
Above the clouds where it all starts with the mellow Sun… the titles of the first three tunes form a motto of the new 8th solo-guitar album/project “Above The Clouds” by guitarist/composer Branco Stoysin. The album marks the 20th anniversary of Branco’s Sun Recordings label that has produced 8 acclaimed CD albums, a live DVD and two music books, all with over 60 original tunes released.
Jazz FM Radio live interview Sarah Ward with Branco
Listen to the live interview on Jazz FM Radio with Sarah Ward and Branco here:
New multi-anniversary the ultimate guitar album ALONE by Branco Stoysin to be released soon.
Album will be available for purchase in March and official concert launch is in April in London.
To preview this special release watch the advertisement on YouTube
Watch a video about the new album
Watch this space!
Special offer - FREE CD with every order!
Very special offer, a FREE CD album: during the months of November and December we will, with any and every purchase of any of our 6 acclaimed albums give a copy of our 4th world-wide acclaimed album Lily Of The Valley completely free (free shipping)! The album features the original arrangements of 15 tracks of beautiful and enthralling traditional folk tunes from Branco's native homeland, some centuries old, and a few originals in the same genre.
A great opportunity to give a gift yourself, or to someone you care about, of an unique and enthralling music from our large catalogue of albums. Reward yourself or those loved ones with a little Sun 'n' shine during these long cold and dark months.
NEW Re-Mastered LIVE DVD
New Branco Stoysin Trio Live DVD available. Our gig at Pizza Express Jazz Club, London live video recording has been re-mastered, with better picture quality and many new goodies on it. Genuine live recording with all the ambience of the venue preserved, really be there, hear and see the BST at their unique-real-music-making and witness the response and ovations by the full house audience.
New live videos
Hot Sun, mellow Sun, ovations by the audience and of course humour and laugh as only BST can :>) Get enchanted by watching this new short video clip, http://www.youtube.com/user/brancostoysin#p/u/0/cYNA_0R7CLk
More live videos on our YouTube channel...
COINCIDENCE? NO. MAGICAL, YES!
May Sunday 24th 2009. our new 6th album "INEXHAUSTIBLE" was released, celebrating 12th anniversary of Sun Recordings label. And, no, that was not a coincidence, that Sunday was the Sunniest day ever, blessed with the rays from an inexhaustible star that grant us the light and life... Days before and after that day were all dark, cold and cloudy :>) That was not a coincidence. The Sun was greeting inexhaustible music, an inexhaustible BST.
NEW 6th ALBUM "Inexhaustible" by Branco Stoysin-Trio
Now exclusively available from JAZZCDS before its official release end of May and availability in all good record shops end of June. Get yours now! It's probably our liveliest and brightest album yet...
NEW 6TH ALBUM...
THE NEW 6TH TRIO ALBUM to be released soon. Probably our the liveliest and brightest yet... all new originals... watch this space...
LIVE DVD available...
November 2008. Special DVD release available NOW! See under Discography. Genuine live recording, no digital editing of music and sound. 8 tracks, 48 minutes of sheer joy and feeling of really being there. DVD is in Stereo Dolby Digital, PAL colour, 16:9 and will play in all regions. DVDs are exclusively available from JAZZCDS website. Limited edition and each DVD is unique only to you with its unique product number. DVDs are despatched on the same day order is received. For preview go to Videos and watch clips of 4 tracks.
THE BEST OF JAZZ on BBC Radio 2 and Branco Stoysin Trio
A track CALM BEFORE STORM from our 5th acclaimed album QUIET STREAM BREAKS THE ROCKS was played on Humphrey Lyttelton's The Best Of Jazz show on Monday 18th February...
LATEST CD REVIEW, Quiet Stream Breaks The Rocks album receives 4 STAR RATING
“Another beautiful album from this quiet virtuoso of the acoustic guitar. His clean, finger picked style showing a high degree of skill and inventiveness. The immaculate quality of the recording captures these qualities superbly.
This is a regular working band and the interaction between the three musicians is excellent throughout. Stoysin's signature acoustic guitar sound is at the heart of the music, his crystalline notes drawing out the full beauty of the folk based melodies. Booth's liquid bass glides and purrs in sympathetic support and Birch adds extra colour and texture utilising a wide array of percussive effects ranging from the sound of the traditional drum kit to the to the shimmer of the bell tree.
Stoysin's own compositions are largely in keeping with the style of the traditional material. Throughout the album the playing is unhurried and conversational and simultaneously serves and embellishes the flowing melodies. Towards the end of the album the players really increase the pace. Branco’s "Miss D" demonstrates their jazz chops as they improvise on a fast minor blues theme. Booth's aptly titled "Calm Before The Storm" is in similar vein with a rich solo bass introduction giving way to another dazzling display of the trio's jazz credentials as they improvise at breakneck speed on the chord changes of "Confirmation".
Stoysin's pastoral style harbours hidden strengths. There is real musical intelligence behind this relaxing, Sun drenched music.”
Ian Mann, 24dash.com (4 **** rating)
Donations from new album sales to Magic & Toys charity which helps misfortunate children in Serbia who live in poverty, orphanages, hospitals etc.
IMPORTANT Re Charity Donation: Like last year from the Lily Of The Valley album sale, we'll donate £5 (50%) of this new album sale to the project "Magic & Toys" organised by Andy and Maja Momcilovic-Jordan and Serbian Council of GB in helping misfortunate children of Serbia who live in poverty, are in orphanages, hospitals, refuge camps etc. It's very important to mark M&T next to your name on the order, at Jazz CDs exclusively, so we know your purchase was with this endeavour. This donation offer will last until end of April 2007. and applies only to this new album.
5th new album QUIET STREAM BREAKS THE ROCKS to be released in May...
but you can obtain the copy exclusively via JazzCDs website before its official release day!
Here is a first and full review by Chris Parker:
Branco Stoysin Trio, 5th new album
“QUIET STREAM BREAKS THE ROCKS”
on Sun Recordings label.
Full review by Chris Parker, “Jazz at Ronnie Scott’s” and “Vortex”, March 2007:
“This is the fifth album from Branco Stoysin, a self-taught guitarist born in Novi Sad in the former Yugoslavia, and like his others, it showcases not only his extraordinary yet entirely natural-sounding technique but also his wide-ranging musical taste, which embraces everything from bop (the album concludes with a rousing exploration of the changes of 'Confirmation') to Brazilian and Yugoslav traditional music.
His rhythm section, Leslee Booth on 6-string electric bass and drummer Buster Birch, provide discreet, supple but surprisingly powerful support throughout, but it is Stoysin's filigree delicacy – particularly on the plangent traditional melodies that constitute the centrepiece of the album, but also on his originals, whether they're minor blues ('Miss D'), solo features ('Amber') or absorbing multi-tempo pieces (the title-track and its successor, 'Where a River Meets the Sea') – that marks him out as one of the most skilful, lyrical acoustic guitarists on the current scene.
His ear for an affecting melody is faultless, and the fluency of his improvisations ditto; this is an unalloyed treat throughout its 52 minutes and comes warmly recommended.” C.P.
Branco Stoysin Trio is currently recording their 5th new album. A lot of new original tunes, some classics from previous 4 acclaimed releases in new arrangements and of course several from ancient Yugoslav/Balkan traditional folk repertoire...Watch this space!
Art exhibition + Concert
DUET > Fri. 8 Dec 2006. at THE SERBIAN SOCIETY, 33 - 35 Dawes Road, Fulham, London SW6 7DT Art exhibition by Andy Jordan & Gareth Buckett, and live performance by Branco Stoysin and Leslee Booth, 7 - 9pm, with refreshments £5 / £3 members of Serbian Society & pensioners, Tel. 01273-694117
or 01892-662 575 (tube: Fulham Broadway - District line) www.serbiansociety.org.uk
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