The goal of the Vodku v glotku band is to play songs from and around Odessa and Central and Eastern Europe to everybody's liking, including the public with the highest demand. This music is a mix of various genres in addition to the dominance of Jewish motives and traditional Russian vocal polyphony, it features the elements of swing, dixieland, Balkan and Hungarian folk music, and it is meant to be authentic on both pub and folk stages.
01. A 7:40-es vonat
02. Jósolj nekem, cigánylány
03. Régi jiddis tánc
07. Megismerem a kedvesemet
09. Balkáni szvit
11. A meggy megérett
12. Oseh shalom
13. Warshaver (Tatooiner) freilach
14. Ah, Odessza!
The fourth release by Hungarian-Serbian group Earth Wheel Sky Band, titled Gypsy Tango, finds the band a step further on their music ladder. The band’s first two releases saw the band working both with contemporary and traditional arrangements, while keeping the integrity of music from the region they come from whereas the third one “ 21st Century”, was a collection
of side works and collaborative projects that band leader Oláh Vince undertook with the band or without.
Gypsy Tango finds the band merging gypsy music both from the north of Serbia, which is more under the influence of Hungarian folk music and brass instruments and uneven rhythms from the south. EWS-band draws with ease from a myriad of other forms such as flamenco, reggae, soul and each song draws you to its heart, and keeps you there. This is not the first time that the
band does amalgamation of different traditions as on the previous records it was done with brilliant results on tracks such as “Chochec” (from Rroma Art) and Only a Man (from Waltz Rromano). The band’s playing is the first thing that will strike you as you start to listen to it. The EWS-band plays this music with exuberance and each musician plays with a buoyant, infectious energy. Especially arrangement wise it flows easily and is well balanced. The music ranges from soulful ballads such as the achingly beautiful “Gospel” or the dreamy “Free7/8” to folkish up tempo tracks such as “Crayngtime” and “Scheherezeda”.
The album opens with gypsy Tango and is soon followed by Rumba Janika, an upbeat track with a killer violin, swinging trumpet and wonderful rhythms. Other highlights include “ApsolutRromantic” and “Tikno Luludi”.
"The approach the band took on this record could perhaps be characterized as ethnic jazz but with roots and fronds of the tradition that make them irresistible. This is indispensable stuff from giants of gypsy music, and highly recommended."
Earth - Wheel - Sky is one of the first projects of the Roma musicians in Vojvodina. The band was founded in 1981. Having in mind the experience of jazz, rock and Roma folk music, the leader of the group Vince Olah wanted to give his contribution to the music of the Roma people, as one of the strong points in the fight for Roma emancipation.
01. Gipsy Tango
02. Rumba Janika
06. Ushti Rroma
11. Tikno Luludi
12. Ending/Sonayta for b sempre
Vince Oláh – vocal, guitar, violin, guitar-sint
Tol Djula – violin
Ervim Malina – bass
Sándor Rothele – cimbalom
Toplica Ramiz – percussion
Radul Milovan – trumphet
Acifivic Sinan – clarinet, sax
Gabriella Farkas – vocal
Tibor Burai - piano
The CD includes the first recordings by A Hawk And A Hacksaw and The Hun Hangár Ensemble, a group of extraordinarily talented Hungarian folk musicians, brought together with the help of influential Budapest music centre Fonó Budai Zeneház. The songs, both traditional (Hungarian, Romanian, Serbian and klezmer) and A Hawk And A Hacksaw originals, were chosen by A Hawk And A Hacksaw’s Jeremy Barnes to highlight the individual skills of each of the six musician.
The songs were carefully chosen to showcase the individual prowess of each of the six musicians, in ensemble pieces (such as ‘Ihabibi’), duos (‘Király siratás’, featuring violin and cymbalom) and solo pieces (the virtuoso cymbalom of ‘Vajdaszentivány’. Perhaps most impressive of all is ‘Zozobra’, which features only Balázs (cymbalom) and Jeremy (everything else), and sounds like it ought to be sound-tracking Buster Keaton.
1. Király siratás (Trost)
2. Zozobra (Barnes)
3. Serbian Cocek (traditional, with additional melodies by Barnes/Trost)
4. Romanian Hora and Bulgar (traditional) live, somewhere in Europe, 2006
5. Ihabibi (traditional, with additional melodies by Barnes/Trost)
6. Vajdaszentivány (traditional Hungarian melodies)
7. Oriental Hora (traditional)
8. Dudanóták (traditional Hungarian bagpipe melodies)
Jeremy Barnes - various instruments
Heather Trost - various instruments
The Hun Hangár Ensemble
Béla Ágoston - Hungarian bagpipes, clarinet, alto saxophone
Ferenc Kovács - trumpet, violin
Zsolt Kürtösi - upright bass
Balázs Unger - cymbalom
Armenian-born accordionist David Yengibarjan studied classical and folk music in Yerevan. But the recordings of Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Oscar Peterson and Paco de Lucia fascinated him, and 1995, at the age of nineteen, he moved to Budapest to study jazz. There he discovered Astor Piazzolla's music, which inspired his as nothing before had. To become an artist, Yengibarjan says, "takes one percent talent, ninety-nine percent hard work. I hold myself to that. Art is like a woman whom you must court until the end of your life. If I let one day pass without practicing, music will elude me." For the past decade, Yengibarjan has performed widely through Europe, has been tapped for several screen appearances, and has penned a number of film and theatre scores.
On the CD the Trio Yengibarjan plays nine pieces: five of David Yengibarjan's own compositions, three Astor Piazzolla pieces, and an Armenian folk song arrengement. The listener may not be able to tell which is which, but that is as it should be.
03. Round dance
04. Tango Passion
05. Via Tango
07. Veri Veri (Armenian folk song)
Tracks 2,8,9 composed by Astor Piazzolla
Tracks 1,3,4,5,6 composed by David Yengibarjan
David Yengibarjan - accordion
Gábor Juhász - acoustic guitar
József Barcza Horváth - double bass
"One of the most individual, definitive and exemplary representatives of the Hungarian jazz world. As Garbarek with the Eastern European, and Coltrane with the African music traditions, thus Dresch has taken elements of the authentic traditional music of Transylvania into jazz.
His music doesn't work with, it lives on the traditional culture, and consciously speaks for the heritage hidden there. The folk posture which is built into his music gives him a foundation, which offers a secure basis from which he takes flight in jazz and improvisation. His recordings which are primarily instrumental in character, do not simply paraphrase traditional melodies, but the texts can also be heard. His music is enveloping, personal and intimate; strength and faith radiate from it. His work is known the world over. On an international level, he is placed amongst the finest musicians.
His musical career began in the seventies. He was the founder and for years a definitve member of the Binder Quintet. His now totally matured, individual taste, can be distinguished upon hearing the first note. From early on, his distinguished playing style and fantastic inprovisational technique, won the attention of the professionals as well as the audience. Later he formed his own quartet, in which all the major figures in Hungarian free and improvisational jazz have done a turn (István Baló, Róbert Benkő, István Grencsó, Félix Lajkó and many others). He is a permanent member of György Szabados' the leading Hungarian leader of free music, band; of the MAKUZ Ensemble; as well as of the well known Csík (folk music) Ensemble. He regularly takes part in countless international festivals, concerts and jam sessions."
"I believe that we can like both the purest jazz and traditional folk music."
1. Kelj fel juhász
4. Folyondár / Áradás / Áttetszõ víz / Sodrásban
Mihály Dresch - Saxophone tenor and soprano, flute, voice
Ferenc Kovács - violon, trumpet
Mátyás Szandai - bass
István Baló - drums
The Hungarian compilation you all asked for Transylvanian, Hungarian, Slovakian, Ukrainian, Russian, Moldavian and Bulgarian folk, Serbian brass, traditional and modern gypsy tunes, world music with jazz and contemporary touch, klezmer and some pieces I can’t describe. Among well-known names like Besh o droM or Boban Markovic you will hear some new exciting bands on this compilation, perfect for introducing the world oriented music of the Carpatian basin and the Balkans.
01. Balogh Kálmán & the Gipsy Cimbalom Band: Lisa, Lisa
02. Potta Géza: Bolyongok a város közepén / Wandering In The Middle Of The Town
03. Muzsikás és Sebestyén Márta: Édes Gergelem / My Sweet Gregory
04. Palya Beáta: Ketten a hegyen / Echo On The Mountain
05. Csalóka: Igyunk egy kis pálinkát / Let's Drink A Drop Of Pálinka
06. Laka "Kicsi" Aladár és Fodor Sándor " Neti": Magyar rend / Hungarian Cycle
07. Various Artists: Botoló / Stick Dance
08. Tükrös: Dunántúli cimbalommuzsika / West Transdanubian Cimbalom Music
09. Paniks: Magla
10. Boban Markovic Orkestra: Bistra Reka
11. Besh o droM. Ujjcsocsek
12. Szalóki Ági: Kimegyek egy hegyre / I'll Walk Out To A Hill
13. Zurgó: Györgyi Ilonával / At The End Of The Garden
14. Odessa Klezmer Band: Kárpáti vőlegény / Fiancé From The Carpathians
15. Vodku v Glotku: Hóra
16. Makám: Keselyű / Vulture
17. Samsara Quartet: Reggae Ceylon
18. Djabe: Fátyol mögött / Behind The Veil
19. Mitsoura: Lei toi
20. Carbonfools: Drom
21. Magony: Elindultam szép hazámból
/ I Havae Departed From My Beautiful Country
The Magyar Tekerőzenekar (Hungarian Hurdy-Gurdy Folk Ensemble) is a traditional Hungarian folk group bringing together prominent hurdy-gurdy players and accompanied by singers and wind instruments. The group was founded in Budapest in 1989 and was awarded the title of "Young Masters of folk art" in 1992.'
On this recording, the Hungarian Hurdy-Gurdy Orchestra plays music from the southern plain of Hungary, religious folk music, as well as popular European hurdy-gurdy tunes. So many good hurdy-gurdy players on one record and they are joined by one of the most popular folk singers in Hungary today - András Berecz.
01. Kertünk alatt - Fábiánsebestyén, Szentes
02. Csongorádi gulyáslegény - Csongrád megye
03. Kék ibolya - Csongrád megye
04. Ó én édes kismadár - XVII. sz.
05. Disznótoros köszöntő - Bokros
06. Dél-Alföldi oláhosok
07. Betyárgyerek az erdőben - Bokros
08. Mikor kend és Pista bátyám - Moldva
09. Ah, Mon Beau Chateau - francia tekerőmuzsika
10. Kánai menyegző - Tápé
11. Csárdás és Friss - Tiszaújfalu
12. Tyukodi-nóta és Mars - Kalocsa
13. Hej halászok - Szentes
14. Csínom Palkó - XVII. sz.
15. Boldogasszony anyánk - Egyházi népének, régi magyar himnusz
Z. Ágoston 'Aggie' Bartha - hurdy-gurdy
Károly Bálint - hurdy-gurdy, voice
Mihály Borbély - sax, clarinet, turkish pipe
Pál Havasréti - hurdy-gurdy, drum, voice, gardon
Erika Juhász - voice
Erika Karácsonyné Molnár - hurdy-gurdy, voice
Péter Lipták - soprano sax
Balázs Nagy - hurdy-gurdy, voice, drum
Katalin Mesterházy - hurdy-gurdy
Krisztián Romháti - hurdy-gurdy
Béla Szerényi - hurdy-gurdy
Beatrix Tárnoki - voice
Zsolt Vaskó - sax, hungarian bagpipe
Károly Horváth - hurdy gurdy
András Berecz - voice
Júlia Redo - voice
Balázs Vizeli - violin
Besh o droM founded in 1999 by Hungarian brothers-in-law Gergely Barcza and Ádám Pettik, the band has evolved from a trio to the mad cat big band it is now. Their music is inspired by Balkan, Hungarian and Romanian Gypsy tunes and Middle Eastern traditional music. They interpret this music in their unique style, mixing various musical genres and backgrounds. Most of the tunes they play are traditional but they take the liberty to use any tunes they really like and enjoy. From their home base in Budapest, they have travelled the road to international success at the same speed of light that characterizes the songs on their last two albums GYÍ and Once I Catch The Devil. They are one of the favourites of the major world music and jazz festivals in Europe.
"An urban wedding band, Besh o droM’s sound is ethnic tradition with the best of club culture, the unique sound of the cimbalom, a fantastic Balkan brass section with locked-down funk grooves. A 1000mph musical mayhem, a real audience pleaser with very strong musicianship. On this album featuring the world famous Gypsy singer Mitsou and Ági Szalóki who’s name sounds more and more familiar.
A splendid flight of wildness and joyus exuberance that rarely pauses for breath”
02. Ha megfogom az ördögöt
04. Ayelet chen
05. Gyere ki te gyöngyvirág
08. Egy ádáz csocsek
09. Amikor én még kissác voltam
10. Kamionos kút
Gergő Barcza - alto saxophone, kaval, vocal
Ádám Pettik - derbuka, water can, percussion, lead vocal
József Csurkulya - cimbalom, vocal
Attila Sidoo - guitar, vocal
Tamás Zsoldos - bass guitar
László Békési - tenor saxophone, clarinet, vocal
Péter Tóth - trumpet, vocal
Csaba Talabos - tapan drum
Laci Molnár - double bass
Mónika Miczura Juhász - voice
Ági Szalóki - voice
All tracks are composed by Besh o droM using folk songs and traditional melodies,except for track 9.
The origins of the traditional melodies are as follows:
01. Serbian and Moldavian
02. Romanian and Hungarian folk song from Moldavia
03. Gypsy folk song
04. Macedonian and Jewish folk song from Yemen
05. Folk song from Moldavia
06. Bulgarian Gypsy folk song
07. Hungarian folk song from Transylvania, Klezmer, Romanian
10. Gypsy folk song, Greek
After a succesful concert series the band recorded their second album Folklore beats you up in december 2005. The title reflects the multifaceted and energetic nature of this new album. The album, which was recorded in Hungary, mixes the original authentic gipsy music with popular latin or balkan music style, sometimes using riffs reminiscent of the Gipsy Kings. This is a youthful, spirited music spiced up with elements of balkan music such as was made popular by the film "Black Cat-White Cat".
The band pays special attention to the quality of their music, of which this CD is an excellent example. Each recording contains 8-10 live recorded tracks of music perfromed exclusively with accoustic instruments, all of which have a fresh and modern sound (in some cases with suprising rap inserts).
With their second album, the Szilvasi Gipsy Folk Band continues to enrich their style. As the title indicates, their music is lively and rousing, and from a folklore point of view party music. As well as singing in both Gipsy and Hungarian languages, the songs are also accompanied by clarinet, tambourine, guitar, violin, cello and jug, the sounds of which remind us of the traditional Gipsy bands.The highlights of the album are the entrancing slow songs (tracks No. 6 & 11) and the Spanish style influenced song (track No. 13) - in the rap segment of which, the performers speak of their goals in breaking down the walls between people. The ingenious song intros, improvisations and interplay between the musicians as well as the musical variations often woven in counterpoint to the voice elements, taken together with appearances of both international pop music and classical elements make this recording especially entertaining and a satisfying experience.
The Szilvási Gipsy Folk Band presents a value that you can't just leave without comment, since the folklore present in the tracks of this album really will "beat you up"!
01. Fáj a kutyámnak a lába
02. Duj duj deshuduj
03. Zsavtar mamo
04. Taj o Perez barvalo
05. Jaj de robog a vonat
06. Kezdnek már a gyepek
07. Kothe besjom
08. Muro shavo
11. Fekete hajú galambom
12. Négy cigány pergető
13. Zsav po lungo drom
14. Ahaj Devla
16. Kana ando foro gelem
Szilvási István - vocals, vocal effects, spoon
Bangó Tibor (Perez) - guitar, vocals, vocal effects
Suha István - contrabass
Lakatos János (Guszti) - jug (water can), vocal effects
Oláh László –cymbals
Balogh Tibor - derbouka,
Lukács Csaba - clarinet
Bede Péter - saxophone,
Soós András, Soós Csaba – violin,
Dangerous kids - Rap
Folk music from various regions of Hungary.
Új élõ népzene is a new series of folk music recordings from Hungary, and follows in the tradition of the Táncház revival of the 1970s. The ensembles and soloists are all associated with the Folk Workshop Hungary. This is traditional music played on traditional instruments by singers and musicians wishing to keep alive their heritage. The performers are from various communities, mainly Hungarian, living both in Hungary and in such diverse places as Slovakia and California! One thing is common to all, and that is they have joined together to keep alive the rich melodies, songs and dances, from Transylvania, Slovakia, Yugoslavia and surrounding areas.
This music is called village music - Living Village Music.
01. Fondor zenekar: Szilágysági dallamok
02. Csige Ildikó (ének): Azért mondom nektek (Újszentmargita, Hajdú-Bihar)
03. Lenvirág együttes: Az én ökröm a Csengő, a Virág
04. Flaman-Hézső citeraduó: Szentmihályi katonanóták (Vajdaság-Bánát)
05. Rutafa énekegyüttes: Somogyi népdalok
06. Juhász Kitti (citera): Dunántúli dalok
07. Szűcs Szilárd (duda): Zsíros Péter dudanótái (Egyházasgerge)
08. Török Tilla (hegedű), Vidovenyecz Mihály (ütőgardon): Keserves és táncdallamok Gyimesből
09. Hubán Ágnes (ének): Szeress, szeress, csak nézd meg kit (Udvarhelyszék)
10. Sófalvy zenekar: Felcsíki táncmuzsika (Csíkszentdomokos)
11. Juhász Réka (ének, gardon), Juhász Dénes (furulya), Hetényi Milán (ének): Azt gondoltam amíg élek (Felcsík)
12. Bakó Katalin (ének): Erdélyország az én hazám, nem Német (édesapámnak)
13. "Kis Csipás" és a Valkó zenekar: Kalotaszegi tánczene
14. Dóra Áron (furulya): Két visai ballada Papp András dalaiból
15. Guessous Majda Mária (ének): Nincsen rózsa, mert lehullott a földre (Magyarszovát)
16. Unger Balázs (cimbalom), Balogh Roland (kontra), Mihálydeák Barna (bőgő): Gernyeszegi korcsos és forduló (Putzi Péter dallamaiból)
17. János Hajnalka (ének): Maros partján elaludtam (Magyarlapád)
18. Kincső zenekar és a Csevergő énekegyüttes: Asszonymulatság (Szimő)