Born: October 9, 1975 Primary Instrument: Guitar
Born and raised in Belgrade, Serbia, guitarist and composer Rale Micic is one of the most original guitarists in jazz today. Over past three years, guitarist Rale Micic established himself as one of the most inventive voices on the music scene, leading a quintet featuring jazz great Tom Harrell. The New York jazz scene, and by extension jazz’s modern mainstream, has Rale Micic to thank for a portion of its continued growth wrote Jim Santella in All About Jazz.
Rale Micic is CTA Records recording artist and has been featured in numerous publications including Downbeat, JazzTimes, LA Times, San Diego Tribune, Boston Globe, etc. He has performed at prominent jazz clubs and music festivals in US and Europe including Catalina Jazz Club, Blues Alley, Scullers Jazz Club, Dizzy’s, San Jose Jazz Festival, Hartford International Jazz Festival, etc.
Rale Micic recently signed an endorsement deal with D'Addario strings, joining the likes of guitarists Pat Metheny, John Scofield and Lenny Kravitz. His new trio album entitled “3” has been released last month on CTA Records.
“One of the most interesting young guitarists on the New York City scene ALL ABOUT JAZZ
Micic summons up dulcet tones and delightful lyricism on originals which blends jazz with Balkan melodies and rhythms. JAZZ TIMES
Micic is the cool cat, and Serbia is mellow, tight and tasteful, . Micic is a subtle, intelligent player who echoes the likes of Jim Hall. DOWNBEAT
“Micic’s technique, lyricism, mature compositions and modern flair make the distinguished Serbia one to track down.” KJAZZ Guide Highlights
Tracks: 1.Dealin; 2.The World Doesn't End; 3, I Love You; 4. Serbology; 5. Pannonia; 6. Naive Art; 7. Three Of A Kind; 8. Thirty Three; 9. Night Has A Thousand Eyes; 10.Gybanitza
Personnel: Rale Micic: guitar, Scott Colley:bass, Gregory Hutchinson:drums.
Tracks: 1.Dimitrije, Since Mitre; 2.Song For Alma; 3.Through The Night; 4.Lucky Number; 5.Far From Home; 6.Together; 7.Blessing; 8.By Your Side; 9. Happiness; 10. Serbia
Personnel: Rale Micic: guitar, Tom Harrell: trumpet, Bob Reynolds:tenor sax, Sean Conly:bass, Gregory Hutchinson:drums.
Tracks: 1. Bridges; 2. Alarm 3 .Winter Clouds; 4. Quiet Wave; 5. Industrial Girl; 6. Wherever You Go; 7. Look, and See...
Personnel: Rale Micic: electric & nylon string guitars; Bob Reynolds: soprano & tenor saxophones; Milan Milanovic: piano; Sean Conly: acoustic bass; Alvin Atkinson, Jr. :drums.
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