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Illényi Katica: The Reloaded Jazzy Violin - Inspired by Stéphane Grappelli

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Illényi Katica: The Reloaded Jazzy Violin - Inspired by Stéphane Grappelli - Concert Compilation Album

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NEW YEARS CONCERT MUPA

The Reloaded Jazzy Violin (Live)

2014 January 4

INSPIRED BY STÉPHANE GRAPPELLI
One little song can change your life.

I'm a classical musician, and I grew up in such a background. Among my studies at the Academy of Music I also learned singing, dancing and acting. I had the opportunity to perform on stage many kinds of arts: one-woman shows, classical concerts. I sang and danced operettas and musicals, and I was also interested in all kinds of folk music. One day, by chance, I happened to meet one of Stéphane Grappelli's CDs. I wonder why I haven't met the music of Stéphane Grappelli until the age of 26.

I have always loved jazz but I never considered the violin to be a typical jazz instrument. All I can remember are, while listening to Grappelli's first song, I knew that a new era had come to my life. I just listened and listened to his music night and day, and I couldn't get enough of his play. Fanatically I started to collect all his records. I studied with great admire his improvisations performed with unique charm.

For me, as a classical musician learning the technique and style of how to play jazz violin was a great challenge. I have to say, classical musicians have drawback in comparison with jazz musicians. Actually, we are taught to play exactly the same thing that is written in the note. For this, since our childhood we are systematically "instructed" to get out of the ability of how to improvise. It's a long lasting experience which requires a lot of patience to learn how to forget reading the note for a while.

During the years I picked up many improvisations from Grappelli's recordings and these were the first songs that I practiced still from the note of course. Much later after many picked up improvisations, practice and music listening. I started to obtain a routine of how to play "unboundedly" and started to enjoy the endless freedom of the improvisation when you let your fantasy fly and can play showing your present feelings.

Stéphane Grappelli in the style of jazz was unique and unforgettable. Even classical violinists accept his perfect technique. His life-work is extraordinarily rich. In his playing you can always meet a charm, his positive way of life and his endless respect to music. His performance is never an art for art's sake but full of feelings, and it's moreover extremely charming and amusing. I consider him to be a great master, even if I never had the chance to meet him in person. His playing is as if a wise man talked about Life. Moreover, perhaps the following is the greatest thought I got from him: For an artist the most important mission is not only to play the instrument but also to have the ability to hand thoughts over through the music.

 

HUNGARIAN DESCRIPTION:

A Liszt-díjas hegedűművész olyan jazz standardeket ad elő hegedűn, melyeket kedvenc előadója és példaképe, Stéphane Grappelli, világhirű francia jazzhegedűstől ismert meg. Grappelli egyedülálló művészi játéka inspirálta arra, hogy komolyzenészként megismerkedjen a jazz műfajával.

Azóta Illényi Katicát rendszeresen láthatjuk és hallhatjuk jazz koncerteken, kiszélesítve ezzel az amúgy is színes műfaji sokoldalúságát. E koncertalbum is bizonyítja, hogy a jazz lehetőséget ad a kötetlenebb muzsikálásra, az improvizálás határtalan szabadságára, melyben a művész egyszerűen csak megnyitja fantáziáját és úgy tud játszani, ahogy abban a pillanatban érez.

A lemez zárófelvétele külön érdekesség, mert Magyarországon mindeddig nem került előadásra Gershwin Porgy és Bess című operájából készült hegedű-átirat. A Művészetek Palotájában felvett darab bemutatása olyan szakmai bravúr, mely itthon és külföldön egyaránt nagy figyelmet kapott.

Illényi Katica – hegedű, ének

Dobsa Sándor – zongora (5, 6, 9, 16.)
Bolba Tamás – zongora
Tóth Gyula – gitár
Oláh Szabolcs – gitár (3, 10, 15.)
Balázs Gábor – basszusgitár
Hárs Viktor – basszusgitár (3, 10, 15.)
Végh Balázs – dob
Kovács Zsolt – dob (3, 10, 15.)
Gráf Ádám – trombita, szárnykürt
Fekete-Kovács Kornél – trombita, szárnykürt, kürt
Mester Dániel – alt-szaxofon, klarinét
Nagy Attila – tenor-szaxofon, klarinét, fuvola
Korb Attila – harsona

Track list:
1. My Man
2. Alexander's Ragtime Band
3. Honeysuckle Rose
4. Tea For Two
5. I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
6. It Had To Be You
7. Theme There Eyes
8. I Got Rhythm
9. J’attendrai
10. Sweet Georgia Brown
11. Oh, Lady Be Good
12. Embraceable You
13. Tiger Rag
14. Four Brothers
15. La Cahanson des Rues
16. Nice Work If You Can Get It
17. Sweet Georgia Brown
18. Nuages 19. Minor Swing
20. My Little Suede Shoes
21. Porgy And Bess

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