Brand new album by Serbian born, New York based guitarist and composer Rale Micic. In much anticipated follow up to his acclaimed album "Serbia", Micic explores interaction between his musical roots in Serbia and his extensive knowledge of Jazz, with his trio consisting of New York's hottest rhythm section, bassist Scott Colley and drummer Gregory Hutchinson. "This album is a natural progression for me as a guitarist, bringing into focus the possibilities of guitar in a trio setting. There is a certain freedom as well as subtlety that I enjoy in this format" Micic says. The album "3" has many compelling facets of Micic's music, from it's effortless ingenuity to his intelligent and sophisticated way of extending expectations in jazz. "3 represents unity of rhythm, harmony and melody in music - and I wanted to explore different connections between them" says Micic. The album features eight original compositions and two standards, in exploration that is never overpowering, but always imaginative and fresh. ABOUT RALE MICIC 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 it's continued growth' wrote Jim Santella in All About Jazz.