Monday, July 12, 2010

Veronika Harcsa - Red Baggage

Veronika Harcsa was born in Budapest. During her school years she went to several music schools learning to play the piano, the saxophone, classical and jazz singing. She is graduating from the vocal jazz faculty of the Ferenc Liszt College of Music Budapest in June 2008. She formed her own jazz quartet in 2005, featuring leading young Hungarian jazz musicians. She produced and released their debut jazz standard album Speak Low in Hungary in 2005. Speak Low was released in Japan in July 2007 by the independent Tokyo based label Nature Bliss. Speak Low became No.1 on the vocal jazz sales ranking of Tower Records Japan. In the year 2006 she began to compose and play her own songs. In June 2007 she recorded her second album You Don’t Know It’s You, consisting of thirteen original songs. Besides her jazz career she has tried herself in great many genres. She is the singer of the Erik Sumo Band, contributed as a guest to several Hungarian electro music projects, and also performed in two of the Off Company’s contemporary dance pieces as a singer. She has performed at numerous festivals in Hungary, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Slovakia and Romania. At the Budapest Fringe Festival 2007 she won the Fringe’s Best Voice Award. - from Songs.hu

Artist: Veronika Harcsa
Album: Red Baggage
Year: 2008
Label: Smart Music
Total time: 54:67

Tracks:
1.  Unreachable 4:39
2.  Red Baggage 4:00
3.  You** 3:15
4.  Thousand Lovers 4:17
5.  Smoke 4:42
6.  Are You Gonna Share 4:37
7.  Come On Over 3:48
8.  Surprise 4:19
9.  Saying No 2:08
10.  Make It Last 6:41
11.  Raining Ice 3:54
12.  Time and Space 3:55
13.  You (Combo version)** 4:35  
All compositions by Veronika Harcsa, Except **, written by Veronika Harcsa/Matyas Szepesi


Personnel:
Veronika Harcsa (Vocals)
Attila Blaho (Piano)
Balint Gyemant (Guitar)
Zoltan Olah (Double Bass)
Balint Majtenyi (Drums and Percussion)
Gabor Subitz (Trumpet and Flugelhorm) - 1,7
Tamas Meleg (Tenor Saxophone) - 1,7
Balazs Cserta (Alto Saxophone and Flute) - 1,7
Attila Korb (Trombone) - 1,7
Attila Galfi (Drums) - 12

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