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Ferenc Snetberger

Born in 1957 in northern Hungary, guitarist/composer Ferenc Snétberger was the youngest son of a family of musicians. Early on his father, a guitar player also, became his role model. Snétberger studied classical music and jazz guitar. Today he is best known for his art of improvising and his crossing of stylistic borders. His music is inspired by the Roma tradition of his home country, Brazilian music and flamenco as well as classical guitar playing and jazz. He made numerous albums as a leader, co- leader and sideman and has toured all over Europe as well as Japan, Korea, India and the United States. In 1995 he composed his Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra, "In Memory of My People", on the occasion the fiftieth year following the end of the holocaust



Label: ECM Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra "In Memory of My People" (1. Hallgató, 2. Emlékek, 3. Tánc); String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor (1. Largo, 2. Allegro molto, 3. Allegretto, 4. Largo, 5. Largo); I Saw My Lady Weep; Flow, My Tears; Molto adagio (from String Quartet Op.11); Your Smile; Rhapsody I for Guitar and Orchestra.


Article: Album Review

Ferenc Snétberger, Keller Quartett: Hallgató

Read "Hallgató" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Il nuovo lavoro del chitarrista ungherese Ferenc Snétberger, il terzo pubblicato da ECM, è condiviso con il Keller Quartet, anch'esso costituito da musicisti ungheresi, per un programma di musica classica registrato in concerto nella Grand Hall della Liszt Academy di Budapest nel dicembre 2018, in cui il chitarrista mostra la sua formazione classica sia come interprete ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Worktime, One Step Beyond and Questions

Read "Worktime, One Step Beyond and Questions" reviewed by Marc Cohn

Charenee Wade starts us off offering wisdom, followed by questions posed by Jimmy Raney, Danny Grissett, Kenny Werner, John Ellis & Tal Farlow. Then, a major Sonny Rollins celebration with tracks from his monumental Worktime recording. We've also got a Jazz Times 'Top 50 of all time' alto sax session from Jackie McLean. More? Of course: ...

Article: Album Review

Ferenc Snetberger: Titok

Read "Titok" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Dopo il disco dal vivo con cui ha esordito per la ECM, il chitarrista ungherese Ferenc Snetberger ritorna con un nuovo lavoro, questa volta in trio con il contrabbassista Anders Jormin e il batterista Joey Baron. La presenza di una sezione ritmica rende l'elemento jazzistico più marcato che nel precedente lavoro realizzato in solitudine, e fa ...

Article: Year in Review

Il Meglio del 2017 secondo Mario Calvitti

Read "Il Meglio del 2017 secondo Mario Calvitti" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Premessa doverosa: la lista che segue non ha la pretesa di rappresentare il meglio dell'anno in termini assoluti (al giorno d'oggi chi è che ha la possibilità di seguire tutto quello che viene pubblicato?), né di voler definire una sorta di riassunto dell'anno appena trascorso, ma più semplicemente riflett quello che ho maggiormente apprezzato nell'ambito di ...



Label: ECM Records
Released: 2017
Track listing: Cou Cou; Titok; Kék Kerék; Rambling; Orange Tango; Fairytale; Álom; Leolo; Ease; Renaissance; Clown; Rush; Inference.


Article: Album Review

Ferenc Snetberger: TITOK

Read "TITOK" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Hungarian nylon-string guitarist Ferenc Snétberger made his ECM debut playing live solo guitar on In Concert (2016). Here he shares the musical space with Swedish bassist Anders Jormin and U.S. drummer Joey Baron--a combination suggested by producer Manfred Eicher, and cemented by three concerts in Hungary before the recording session. Jormin and Baron have ...


In Concert

Label: ECM Records
Released: 2016
Track listing: Budapest - Part 1; Budapest - Part 2; Budapest - Part 3; Budapest - Part 4; Budapest - Part 5; Budapest - Part 6; Budapest - Part 7; Budapest - Part 8; Somewhere Over The Rainbow.


Article: Album Review

Markus Stockhausen / Florian Weber: Alba

Read "Alba" reviewed by John Kelman

Sixteen years have passed since Markus Stockhausen was last heard on an ECM recording, but the German trumpeter (and son of renowned composer, Karlheinz Stockhausen) has continued to lead a busy life. The core trio behind 2000's exceptional Karta--notable, in addition to guitarist Terje Rypdal's participation as invited guest, for being largely based on one 90-minute ...


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