Tibor Szemzo is a minimalist who specializes here in "Snapshot from the Island" in the small sounds of serenity and peace. The music seems to be credited to flute and synthesizer, but it often sounds almost vocal, in an ethereal, ancient, Gregorian Chant fashion. There is a good deal of sustaining of notes, reverb, echo, gradual building and dying away of volume. This track ever so gradually builds in momentum, and the flute becomes clearer, whirling and whirling in space . . . and the trance is thoroughly established.
The other trance-states are called "Water-Wonder" and "Let's go out and dance." The latter is ironically titled, unless the kind of dancing Tibor has in mind is something quite original, but a cloudy kind of rhythm is ultimately established. The breathing on this track recalls Disco Donna Summer's orgasmic recordings and the kind of ethereal, Gregorian-Chant inspired dance music that was popular a few years ago - although both of those had disco drum machines behind them, while this music just floats. So if you are prepared to float, don't miss a chance to grab this.
Tibor Szemzo, fl, drum computer, sound installation; L
I love jazz because it is both challenging and exhilarating, and the endeavor of improvisation is the highest form of art.
I met so many great musicians--including my two earliest heroes, Maynard Ferguson and Dizzy Gillespie--by attending concerts
and being willing to treat them with the respect they deserve.
The best show I ever attended was the Pat Metheny/Ornette Coleman Song X concert at Cornell University.
The first jazz record I bought was an RCA compilation by Dizzy Gillespie.
My advice to new listeners is to not be afraid to listen to something because you're not familiar with the artists or the band or
the genre or anything - this is music that is best experienced through discovery.