New York, NY, September 22, 2008 On October 1, 2008 CTA Records will release "Jesus Saves", debut album by drummer Uros Markovic. He is joined by a superb group of musicians, pianist Eric Lewis and bassist Reginald Veal. With the aid of Rale Micic, who produced the album, Uros Markovic breaks new ground with his Gospel Jazz Trio.
"Jesus Saves" is an album that brings a revolutionary change to the way we hear jazz today. It represents the birth of a New Gospel Jazz movement, a style foreseen as a prominent force in the future of music. Gospel classics such as "Holy Holy Holy" and "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child" are delivered in a stunning new way. With Eric Lewis, winner of numerous piano competitions and Reginald Veal, featured bassist on chart-topping jazz releases, Uros Markovic invents a new concept of time, resulting in a heavy grooving " super swing" that can be heard on "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" and "Blood Running Warm"; on "Wade in the Water", Uros features 27 different rhythms played at the same time.
Uros Markovic has been a fascinating presence on the New York music scene since his arrival in 2000. He is a musician that has been the talk of the town, with so many people wondering- who is he really? Uros has a unique perspective on performing music and has been hailed as a polyrhythmic wizard. He does not play secular music. Uros has been playing in homeless shelters and rehab centers and is a member of the ministry team at Bowery Mission and New York City Rescue Mission. Currently his life story is the theme for an upcoming feature film.