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JavaJazz

JavaJazz was formed in August 1991. Its music concept was taken from the previous group of Indra Lesmana, Donny Suhendra, Gilang Ramadhan and Jeffrey Tahalele, the group that became the embryo of JavaJazz. A memorable move was made when the late legend Embong Rahardjo was called in to give much thicker jazz taste with his seductive saxophone playing. Then, the JavaJazz was born.

The group then was shuffled by having Cendy Luntungan, Jeffrey Tahalele and Ron Reeves in. Then came the first gem, “Bulan Di Asia” in 1994. The title track which contained the combination of S ...read more

JavaJazz was formed in August 1991. Its music concept was taken from the previous group of Indra Lesmana, Donny Suhendra, Gilang Ramadhan and Jeffrey Tahalele, the group that became the embryo of JavaJazz. A memorable move was made when the late legend Embong Rahardjo was called in to give much thicker jazz taste with his seductive saxophone playing. Then, the JavaJazz was born.

The group then was shuffled by having Cendy Luntungan, Jeffrey Tahalele and Ron Reeves in. Then came the first gem, “Bulan Di Asia” in 1994. The title track which contained the combination of Sundanese pentatonic scales, Mandarin and Balinese scence in the glorious fusion became the masterpiece that is still loved dearly by the fans until today. After they performed at the North Sea Jazz Festival, the second album “Sabda Prana” was released in 1998 with another change on the formation.

Then came the big shock when Embong Rahardjo passed away in 2001. Realizing that he was one of the most important member and irreplaceable, the rest of the team decided to put the group on rest. Years passed, apparently the friends and fans somehow still wished for their return. Due to the massive supports, finally Indra Lesmana decided to bring the band back but with a surprising decision. Instead of having a new saxophonist to replace Embong, he chose to bring two guitarists that bridged the formations, Dewa Budjana and Donny Suhendra altogether. After 11 years hiatus, finally the band made their return. Not only by various performances but also with a double CD album, “Joy Joy Joy” in 2009. (Source: jazzuality.com) « hide

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Joy Joy Joy
2009

4
1 Votes
Sabda Prana
1998

4
1 Votes
Bulan di Asia
1994

4.5
1 Votes

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