Jazz im MIM Bacikin
"Jazz im MIM" with Damir Out Loud
musical instruments museum at the Berliner Philharmonic 
Berlin March 2015
 

»It is clear very soon that this is a highly talented musician at work. But the way that Bacikin executes his acoustic ideas makes him more than just a talented musician. The sound of the group is well balanced and never boring - full and warm and always transparent. The same goes for the sound of the trumpeter. This man is telling us the stories both as a soloist and a composer.«

Jan Tengeler, "Deutschland Radio", Germany

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»A virtuoso on the trumpet... Serbian native is comfortable with jazz and classical music... One can hear it in his technique, to call it just solid would be understatement«

"Westdeutsche Zeitung", Klaus M. Schmidt

 

»Set it aside ("Graduation day") and let it grow on you. For those who hear this album for the first time, it takes a while to understand the full package of the sound. What the Serbian born, Berlin based trumpeter is offering is beguiling und fascinating at the same time.«

Michael Stuerm, "Jazzthing", Germany

 

»What a Coup! A Serbian Trumpeter who lives in Berlin as a classical musician publishes a jazz album with a Swiss Label. And the Album has such originality and quality
that you won't believe your ears.«

Frank von Niederhauesern, "Kulturtipp" Switzerland

 

»With its unusual choice of brass instruments, warm by nature and carefully arranged,"Graduation day" confirms Bačikin’s classical roots, following the adventurous jazz paths traced by Gil Evans, and Maria Schneider. Together with discrete Balkan colors and rhythms of his native country, three worlds are mixing into one organic universe.«

Vojislav Pantic, "Politika" Serbia, ex Yugoslavia