FISH IN OIL
jazz / film music / surf / blues / avant gard
Fish In Oil plays instrumental music that defies unambiguous definitions. Although the jazz influences are perhaps most prominent, there are many elements of other genres in their music, from blues through rock'n'roll and surf to folk and film music.
Their music accurately reflects the time and the region where it comes from: it is an intriguing mixture of the western and eastern cosmology, fusion of history and contemporary life. The first Fish In Oil album was released in 2012 under an associative title, ‘Poluostrvo’ (Peninsula); it consisted of twelve compositions, signed by guitarist Bratislav Radovanović.
The band members are well known Serbian musicians. Saxophonist Dušan Petrović is the leader of a Menson Benson sextet, Coxless pair and member of few more Belgrade bands. Bassist Branislav Radojković is a member of the world music band Naked and the leader of a jazz trio Tzotzoonga. Drummer Fedja Franklin is a member of a Coxless pair, Menson Benson sextet and he is also a session jazz drummer.