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Periferic Records - Stereo Kft.      H-1114 Budapest, Bartók Béla út 59.   tel.: +36-1-385-63-43   
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Balogh Kálmán és a Gipsy Cimbalom Band
Hungary
 
 
Mirage
(Délibáb)
world music

Enlarge this picture! Instead of following trends the present album, entitled „Délibáb”, is the next station in the band’s journey. It’s more personal, more intense, more lyrical – would this be the point missing from today’s world music that interprets gypsy music as an everlasting wedding? This collection of songs is the result of teamwork, more than any previous albums.
The album features guest musicians Eszter Váczi, Ágnes Herczku and Balogh Gusztáv, the last considered to be the best male gypsy singer of our days.

Kálmán Balogh is one of the most well-known cimbalom players of the world. His music portfolio includes folk music, contemporary classical music, klezmer and jazz. He’s made an album with David Murray, contributed to several albums including those of Dresch Quartet, Muzsikás, Méta, Márta István, Mitsoura, Ando Drom and Budapest Ragtime Band.

Their music encompasses the music of several cultures, ensuring the band high popularity and many concerts at home and abroad. Their music can be classified as world music as their repertoire includes authentic Hungarian folk music, Spanish flamenco music and various Balcan musics as well.

The composition of the band differs from the traditional, as the traditional violin, cimbalom and contrabass is complemented by trumpet and guitar. The captivating stage performances of the band emanate the joy of music playing, and this captures the audience.

Kálmán Balogh - cimbalom, vocals
Péter Bede - saxophone, flute, clarinet
Mihály György - guitar, bouzouki
Ferenc Kovács - violin, trumpet, vocals
Frankie Látó - violin
Novák Csaba - double bass, bass guitar

Guests:
Ágnes Herczku - vocals (2)
Eszter Váczi - vocals (4)
Gusztáv Balogh - vocals (1,7)
Banai Szilárd - drums, percussion (1,3,5,6,7,8)

1.Ördög bújt a botomba… / The Devil in me
2.Édesanyám sok szép szava / Mother’s lovely words
3.Sobri
4.Délibáb / Mirage
5.Jaj de széles / How wide it is
6.Őrkői pergető / Folk song from Örkő
7.Elindultam / I’m on my way
8.Dunáról / From the Danube
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NRR 086 CD 2010   13.00
 
 
Aven Shavale world music

Enlarge this picture! The music is in their blood! Different styles are combined to produce a homogeneous and distinctive whole – in their case acoustic, jazzy traditions from the Balkans. The result is a kaleidoscopic and energetic performance, vivid and unrestrained good-time music ...

Kálmán Balogh – cimbalom (1-11)
Ferenc Kovács – violin, trumpet (1), (2-7, 9-10)
Péter Bede – tenor sax (1-10)
Frankie Látó – violin (1-5, 7-10)
Mihály György – guitar (1-10)
Csaba Novák – double bass (1-10)

Featuring:
Ági Szalóki – voice (7)
Flóra Polnauer – voice (8)
Kinga Krámli – voice (9)
Gusztáv Balogh – voice, oral bass (2, 4, 7)
Gábor Pusztai – percussion (1-5, 7-10)

1.Hora jazz
2.Aven shavale... (Gyertek fiúk / Let's Go Boys...)
3.Bolgáros
4.Ederlezi
5.Mahala
6.Moldáviai cimbalmos
7.Romnya lel muro shavo... (Megházasodik a fiam... / My Son's Getting Married...)
8.Erev shel shoshanin... (Rózsák estéje... / Night Of The Roses)
9.Zavaros a Nyárád... / The Nyárád Is Troubled...
10.Saxy hora & sirba
11.Cimbalom improvizáció
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FECD 036 CD 2007   13.00
 
 
Aroma folk

Enlarge this picture! "The Hungarian troupe launches wild and continually surprising gypsy jazz all the breathless tempo changes you expect from the Balkans. (...) And while the world 'gypsy' is all over the disc, to my ear it comes across as a klezmer move with vernacular string band feel. But that's not to dismiss the roof raising ragtime, goodtime bluegrass digressions, silly vocal parts, and a grounding in the Django Reinhardt-Stephane Grappelli guitar-violin duets from the 40's. ..." - Bob Tarte, The Beat magazine, Vol. 19. No. 1. 2000

Kálmán Balogh- cimbalom
László Major - violin
Sándor Budai - violin, voice
Ferenc Kovács - trumpet, violin
Sándor Kuti - guitar
Csaba Novák - double bass, voice
János Lang - violin
Attila Jakab - violin
Csaba "Brunner" Váradi - viola

1.Vízesés szirba
2.Reggeli kávé
3.Briul Lui Hacsaturján
4.Keserédes kávé
5.Cigány körtánc
6.Sánta ördög
7.A titkosügynök szerelme
8.Karaván
9.Csillagok, csillagok
10.Csingerálás
11.Lisa, Lisa
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FECD 007 CD 2003   13.00