Label Profile

The Marco Polo of MoonJune Records

Source: The Marco Polo of MoonJune Records.

Ever since being galvanized by rock and prog-rock as a youngster, entrepreneur Leonardo Pavkovic has had a lifelong, unquenchable thirst for music.

The motto of his MoonJune Records reflects his uncommonly open-minded attitude and eclectic tastes. As it states on the MoonJune letterhead: “Progressive music exploring and expanding boundaries of jazz, rock, avant, ethno, the unknown, and anything in between and beyond.”

That’s Leonardo in a nutshell. A native of Jajce in the former Yugoslavia (now Bosnia and Herzegovina), Pavkovic came of age in Southern Italy, where he came under the spell of T-Rex, Vanilla Fudge, Deep Purple and Pink Floyd, then Frank Zappa, Magma, Van Der Graaf Generator, Gentle Giant, King Crimson, Soft Machine and the Mahavishnu Orchestra and ultimately such ECM artists as Keith Jarrett, Ralph Towner and Terje Rypdal.