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Monday, June 08, 2009

Nicolas Simion Group feat. Zoltan Lantos - Berlin 2000 (re-up)

Here's a re-up on request - the very first show I've shared here, ages ago...
The original post:

Here then is my first share on the blog, a nice radio broadcast by the Nicolas Simion group with Zoltan Lantos on violin. Both musicians are eastern european, though Simion has been based in the western part. I first heard Simion on the ORF produced CD of his and the great Iancsi Körössy's. They led a quartet together a few years ago, likely just for that one tour that ORF recorded in Graz. On that occasion, they also had Lee Konitz sitting in as a guest.
I have a live recording from Bucharest from that fall 2001 tour, sans Lee, that I could post later if there's interest.

Nicolas Simion Group
featuring Zoltan Lantos
Berlin (DE), Haus der Kulturen der Welt
June 17, 2000

Nicolas Simion - tenor & soprano sax, bass clarinet
Zoltan Lantos - violin
Norbert Scholly - guitar, Wald-Zither
Martin Gjakonovski - bass, oud
Johannes Bockholt - drums, percussion

1. (14:08)
2. (6:58)
3. (5:27)
4. (9:19)
5. (11:14)
6. (6:39)
7. Lullaby (2:11)

TT: 55:59

Sound: A/A-
Source: OE1 "Jazznacht" / 2006-06-18
Lineage: FM > Minidisc > analogue to HD > GoldWave > FLAC (8,asb,verify)

burned at end:

FM intro (1:41)
FM outro (0:31)

TT (all): 58:13

As mentioned before, this was recorded to MD in longplay (LP4, to be exact) mode. I decoded the FLAC files w/FLAC Frontend and created MP3s @ 320 kbs with CDex, using lame encoder.


ubu said...

MP3 @ 320 kbs:

wightdj said...

Looks interesting, thanks!

ubu said...

It is, believe me!

Simion is a muscular player and the grooves the band goes into are great, with touches of Balkan etc.

I like it when European jazzers (or just musicians, to keep it more general) mix their own heritage into their music!

Sardo said...

Do You have flac version?
By the way: two Simion's records I posted on DBN some months ago.