ABOUT BLUE LANDSCAPES
Music from a Quieter Place
...inspired by the beauty of nature: the forests, the mountains, the lakes, the streams, the sea - even what lies beyond the stars - but always grounded in human emotion
Robert Thies / Piano
Damjan Krajacic / Flutes
A musician of eclectic styles, Damjan’s background spans Jazz and Latin Jazz with a touch of his own central European heritage and Classical training. From an early age on, he was drawn to Latin music, partially due to his father—a classical guitarist with a love for Spanish guitar music—but he never lost touch with the great Classical tradition of flute playing, either. Damjan’s flexibility and ease with many styles is demonstrated on his debut album “In Retrospect”, where he displays masterful Latin Jazz improvisations and exciting grooves. On “Difference”, his playing is more personal, and dynamic, reflecting a more intimate aspect of the flute and its nuances.
Although internationally renowned as a classical pianist, Robert began improvising and composing at an early age. Raised in a musical family, he learned the rudiments of jazz from his father. Influenced by ECM label's "European jazz" artists as well as the pioneering sound of the Windham Hill label, Robert has been eager to continue exploring spontaneous and creative music-making. This album proved to be the perfect vehicle to revisit his love and passion for musical conversation that is both heartfelt and honest.
BLUE LANDSCAPES: THE STORY
The short story behind the music and creators of Blue Landscapes.
Featuring Blue Landscapes II: Discoveries