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Improvokation

Artist: Improvokation

Date of Release: 01/05/2004

Catalogue no: ref22

Label: Forged Records

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Track Listing

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Title

Duration

1

 

Herdsman (Arnie Somogyi)

2

 

Celta Rosza (Neil Yates)

3

 

Return (Zsolt Bende)

4

 

Bear Dance (Mihály Borbély)

5

 

Meselia (Mihály Borbély)

6

 

Whitsun Rose (Pünkösdi Rozsa) (trad arr. Arnie Somogyi)

7

 

Magic Makers (Béla Szakcsi Lakatos)

8

 

Two Rooms (Jeremy Price)

9

 

Cymbal Om (Arnie Somogyi)

10

 

Extra: Bear Dance - Radio Mix (Mihály Borbély)

 

 

 

 

Appearances by

Arnie Somogyi

An outstanding debut CD of all original music from a unique 10-piece band of leading British and Hungarian jazz and 'world music' musicians. IMPROVOKATION's Star Mountain Sessions blends the beauty of unfamiliar but distinctive ethnic instruments in combination with a jazz ensemble to produce a highly inventive and accessible sound.

IMPROVOKATION features Montreux prize-winning pianist - Bela Szakcsi Lakatos; Hungarian
multi-reedist and world/folk composer - Mihaly Borbely; British trumpeter and Celtic bodhran and
whistle player - Neil Yates; one of Hungary's foremost Gypsy cimbalom players - Miklos Lukacs;
world-renowned Hungarian saxophonist - Tony Lakatos; Hungarian folk violinist and featured
vocalist - Beata Salamon; British drummer and percussionist - Winston Clifford; UK trombonist -
Jeremy Price; Transylvanian guitarist - Zsolt Bende; and band leader, British bassist - Arnie
Somogyi.

 

Reviews

 

13/06/2004 The Observer

Jazz CD of the Week.......Rhythmic energy, great variety of tone and texture, and enormous charm ... It works brilliantly

 

01/05/2004 Chris Parker, Jazz @ Ronnie Scott's.

"Irresistible energy ... some of the most unusual and stimulating music likely to be played this year in any field"

 

15/05/0004 The Independent

"Masterful"

 

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