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Gilfema: Three

Read "Three" reviewed by Pat Youngspiel


Few trios are as immediately recognizable as Gilfema. It's almost impossible to mistake the interplay between Ferenc Nemeth, Massimo Biolcati and Lionel Loueke. The three Berklee College of Music and Thelonious Monk institute graduates have been going at it together for more than 15 years now, their eponymous debut album having been released in 2005 for New York-based label Obliqsound. Between uneven meters, jazzy harmonies and afro-pop-infused rhythms and melodies, the three collaborators continue to express their individual musical visions ...

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Ferenc Nemeth: Freedom

Read "Freedom" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann


Like a playground for improvisation, Hungarian drummer Ferenc Nemeth's newest recording abounds with joy and, in accord with the album title, a strong sense of Freedom. Not only does Freedom continue the bassless concept of his 2012 release Triumph (Dreamers Collective), but the New York-based percussionist allows himself to tap his intuition, often leading to simpler structures and minimal harmonic progressions. It is in such melodically generous frames that Nemeth--accompanied by his compatriot Tzumo Arpad on keys and Gregory Tardy ...

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Ferenc Nemeth/Attila Laszlo: Bridges Of Souls

Read "Bridges Of Souls" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Drummer Ferenc Nemeth's work has always been about building bridges and making connections with a diverse assortment of artists. He's connected styles and cultures through his extensive work with West African guitar phenom Lionel Loueke, supported Israeli bassist Omer Avital, Cuban pianist Elio Villafranca, and other top-shelf artists on record at different times, and built up an impressive body of work under his own name, crossing paths with saxophonist Joshua Redman, bassist John Patitucci, pianist Aaron Parks, and saxophonist Mark ...

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Ferenc Nemeth: Openness for Triumph

Read "Ferenc Nemeth: Openness for Triumph" reviewed by Marta Ramon


Ferenc Nemeth's versatility has positioned him in the front line of jazz drummers today. This Hungarian percussionist has developed a recognizable sound which has, over the years, resulted in his sharing the stage with renowned international jazzmen like saxophonists Wayne Shorter, Mark Turner and Chris Cheek, bassist Christian McBride, bassist John Patitucci, vibraphonist Dave Samuels and many others.When Nemeth sits in front of the drums his attention is completely focused on his colleagues' needs to lead the music ...

Album Review

Ferenc Nemeth: Triumph

Read "Triumph" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


Anche se è attivo da oltre un decennio ai massimi livelli, il leader di questo splendido quartetto - il batterista ungherese Ferenc Nemeth - è ancora poco noto in Italia e necessita di una breve presentazione. Nato in Ungheria, dopo aver frequentato il conservatorio di Györ e la Franz Listz Academy of Music, s'è trasferito negli Stati Uniti con una borsa di studio per frequentare i corsi alla Berklee ed è poi passato al New England Conservatory e al Thelonious ...

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Ferenc Nemeth: Triumph

Read "Triumph" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Ferenc Nemeth bursts onto the jazz scene with his second release as a leader. Triumph is the follow-up to his lyrical, more reserved debut Night Songs(Dreamers Collective 2007), and finds the Hungarian-born drummer in the company of a superb quartet including his boss in the Gilfema trio, guitarist Lionel Loueke. Where Night Songs bore the heavy influence of Loueke's approach to ethnic fusion, Triumph is unique in its mix of styles that seamlessly blend into a gem ...

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Ferenc Nemeth: Triumph

Read "Triumph" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


A couple of spins of Ferenc Nemeth's Triumph reveals an artist with an ear for the big picture. The Hungarian-born drummer has assembled an all-star jazz quartet and slipped in some subtle woodwind section undercurrents on an all-original outing focused on his personal life experiences, with titles like “Purpose," “Joy" and “Sorrow and Wishful Thinking." On smaller but more focused scale, Triumph's approach is similar to pianist Brad Mehldau's Highway Rider (Nonesuch, 2010)--a thematic set shaped like a symphony, with ...


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