Mezei, Szilard Quintet / Cerkno
Album: Cerkno   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Mezei, Szilard Quintet   Added:Mar 2008
Label:Leo Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-06-01 Pull Date: 2008-08-03 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Jul 6 Jun 29 Jun 15 Jun 8
Airplays: 1 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 16, 2011: razor's edge
Inkabb (Rather), Cougar
4. Jun 13, 2008: Memory Select
Jatek (Play) / Az A Tanc (That Dance)
2. Jul 04, 2008: Memory Select
Ko (Stone)
5. Jun 08, 2008: Undrinkably Bad Oddities
Az A Tanc (That Dance)
3. Jun 27, 2008: Memory Select
Ko (Stone)
6. Jun 07, 2008: Scatterbrain Replacement Radio

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2008-05-30
Energetic "out-there" jazz, led by viola! Lots of energy here. It's got chamber and Euro-free-improv influences but definitely reflects a love of traditional jazz. Disciplined stuff with a good sense of abandon, a combination that often brings out the best in these kinds of sessions. (That it's a live session probably helped a lot.) Every track is great, although #5 might be less fun than the others. Highly recommended.

Szilard Mezei - viola
Bogdan Rankovic - bass clarinet, alto sax
Milan Aleksic - piano
Ervin Malina - bass
Istvan Csik - drums

1- Full improv. Fast, often delicate (although it digs in a bit) SEGUES into:
2- Hard-driven post-bop, after a careful/fast chamber intro
3- Great piano riff & viola theme. Fun, but only 1 minute long.
4- Gets a bit vicious early on and digs into a cool viola solo with fast bebop bass/drums. A screaming sax/drums-led segment follows. Fantastic. (13 mins. long)
5- Slower, with a reverent regal theme about halfway through
6- Fast, groany chamber feel, but upbeat. All kettle drums!
7- Cool groove, dark theme. Fairly fast.
8- Goofing around, fast and a bit silly. Abstract.
9- Fast and tumbling, into a cool bop-inspired groove
10- Dizzying, fast
11- Jaunty and swingy

Track Listing
1. Collective Improvisation   6. Jaguar
2. Rokka (Spinning Wheel)   7. Inkabb (Rather)
3. Haromfa (Three Trees)   8. Jatek (Play)
4. Cougar   9. Az A Tanc (That Dance)
5. Fohasz (Petition)   10. Ko (Stone)
  11. Uncia