Janko Nilović

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Janko Nilović
Birth name Janko Nilović
Also known as Alan Blackwell, Andy Loore, E. Orti, Tonton Roland Et Ses Pianos À Moustaches

(1941-05-20) May 20, 1941 (age 77)
Istanbul, Turkey

French Citizen since 1973
Genres Library music, classical, jazz, psychedelic, funk, samba, bossa nova, pop, rock
Occupation(s) Composer, arranger, conductor, musician, producer
Instruments Piano, double bass, guitar, oboe, percussion
Years active 1955–present
Associated acts Dave Sucky and others

Janko Nilović (born 20 May 1941 in Istanbul[1]) is a Montenegrin pianist, poet, and composer, who has lived in France since 1960.[2][3]

He has published many works, most of them on library labels not available for sale to the public. His oeuvre stretches from classical, jazz, and funk to pop, psyche[clarification needed], and easy listening.[4]

He arranged the songs of Michel Jonasz and Gérard Lenorman.[1]

Nilović creates poetic musical images by bending the edges of styles, cross-pollinating them. He recorded many albums for the Montparnasse 2000 library label which specializes in music for radio and television, musical illustrators, and film music clubs.[citation needed]

The hip-hop producer Dr. Dre sampled much of Nilović's piece "Underground Session" for his track "Loose Cannons" from the album Compton.

Producer No I.D. sampled Nilović's song "In the Space", for Jay-Z's "D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)", on the album The Blueprint 3;[citation needed] A year prior to this Danny!, who Jay Z would later endorse,[5] sampled "Tapatapa" for "The Groove".

In 2010 Nilovic won a Grammy award for the rap song "D.O.A.(Death of Auto-Tune)," along with Shawn Carter, Ernest Wilson, Gary DeCarlo, Dale Frashuer, Paul Leka, and Dave Sucky.[6]


  • Le Gâteau D'Anniversaire is used as the primary music throughout the Ultraman Taro episode 46 The White Rabbit Is A Bad Guy!
  • La Guerre Des Bouffons is used as the primary music throughout the Ultraman Taro episode 39 The Father of Ultra and Son Big Mochi-Making Strategy
  • House in the Plain is used as the primary music throughout the Ultraman Taro episode 34 The Last Day of the Six Ultra Brothers!
  • Hoshi no Ko Poron
  • House in the Plain is used as the primary music throughout the Thunder Mask episode 3 The spirit of the fire

Selected discography[edit]

  • 1968 Maya Casabianca (Festival 66)
  • 1968 Hommage a Monsieur Charlie Chaplin (Trema)
  • 1968 Janko Nilović & Herve Roy (Telemusic)
  • 1968 Janko Nilović, Raymond Guiot & Hervé Roy (Telemusic)
  • 1969 International Circus Band - Rande Parade de Cirque (Neuilly)
  • 1969 Los Patos - Voodoo Ju Ju Obsession (Festival)
  • 1971 Janko Nilović & Pascal Auriat - Power (Briand)
  • 1973 Jazz Impressions 1 (MP 2000)
  • 1973 Jazz Impressions 2 (MP 2000)
  • 1976 Star Cat Local Band directed by Janko Nilović (Cat Music)
  • 1977 L'ensemble de Trombones de Paris performs Suite Balkanique & Double Concerto by Janko Nilović (Crystal)
  • 1981 "Michel Becquet et Orchestre a cordes, Direction Bernard Thomas : Concerto pour trombone et orchestre a cordes (1977) Symphony Land SLC 181 (LP)
  • 2000 The Best of Janko Nilović - Impressions vol.1 (Dare - Dare)
  • 2000 The Best of Janko Nilović - Impressions vol.2 (Dare - Dare)[7][8]
  • 2016 Supra Hip Hop Impressions ( Broc Recordz)


  1. ^ a b "Qui est Janko Nilovic ? du 06 janvier 2015 - France Inter". France Inter (in French). Retrieved 2017-08-09. 
  2. ^ Discogs. "Janko Nilovic". Retrieved 23 November 2011. 
  3. ^ Pitchfork. "The Strange World of Library Music". 
  4. ^ b92FM. "Janko Nilovic". 
  5. ^ Thompson, Ahmir (2012-01-22). "Jump Early". Twitter. Retrieved 2012-06-16. 
  6. ^ "Grammy Awards: List of Winners". The New York Times. 2010-01-31. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-08-09. 
  7. ^ "Janko Nilovic". Discogs. Retrieved 2017-08-09. 
  8. ^ Kerleta, Zeljko. "JANKO NILOVIC Discography & Bookings". www.cosmicsounds-london.com. Retrieved 2017-08-09. 

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