Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Kalman Balogh & The Gypsy Cimbalom Band

Kalman Balogh is one the foremost Hungarian players of the cimbalom, a type of hammer dulcimer played with mallets like a vibraphone. Gypsy jazz continues a fabled European musical tradition harking back to the collaboration of masters such as gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelli, connecting the ancient folk music traditions to Central and Eastern Europe with the chord progressions and swing of jazz.Balogh's cimbalom becomes a new and compelling voice centering a band that also includes acoustic bass, acoustic guitar, trumpet and violins.- from the Rounder records group's website

Artist: Kalman Balogh & The Gypsy Cimbalom Band
Album: Kalman Balogh & The Gypsy Cimbalom Band
Year: 1997
Label: Fonó Records
Runtime: 53:49

Tracks:
1. Gipsy Colours 4:36
2. Calusul Dance 4:55
3. Transylvanian Suite 5:55
4. Hora (F minor) 2:04
5. Klezmer Tunes 4:41
6. Hora de la Bim-Bim 4:37
7. Suite for Trumpet 6:18
8. A csitári hegyek alatt 4:53
9. Madedon Tunes 5:32
10. The Lark 3:48
11. Bulgarian Gipsy Horo 6:30
All music is traditional and arranged by Kálmán Balogh & Gipsy Cimbalom Band

Personnel:
Kálmán Balogh (Cimbalom)
Sándor Kuti (Guitar and Bass)
Ferenc Kovács (Trumpet, Violin and Vocal)
Sándor Budai (Violin) - 1,3,8,11
Csaba Novák (Double Bass)
László Major (Violin)
Géza Orczy (Derbouka) - 9,11

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