mariuspreda cimbalom jazz Marius Preda -MISSION CIMBALOM: What an absolutely splendific way to start my Great Northwest sunny morning… Marius introduces me to a BRAND-NEW instrument (for me), the Cimbalom, a kind of hammered dulcimer. As you listen to the Preda original composition, “Tango For the Giants“, you will find his talent far above average, and your ears will thoroughly enjoy his unique style and energy for the great music he and his crew play for you; just an excellent mix of old-country and the new world that will perk up your day! About half-way through this track, the pace changes up and will spin you into brand new orbits… too COOL!
A somewhat slower pace on “Waltz For Debby” will give you total exposure to the beauty inherent in the Cimbalom, and has some marvelous string work integrated into it… a very nice interlude between the energy-packed sequences on the other songs.
Next up is a tune composed by Marius that features the master it’s in tribute to, trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, titled “St. Arturo“… a genuine Latin feel, but firmly rooted in strong jazz traditions… you will feel like Marius is playing a high-speed harp, but it’s his Cimbalom – in full glory!
My personal favorite of the thirteen songs offered up for your jazz listening pleasure is another Preda original, “Adriana“… Sandoval’s horn on this one is laden with emotion, and the string/Cimbalom structure that supports the composition is pure beauty… then, right at the 2:40 mark, it gets a bit down & funky… that’s one of the things I enjoy so much about Marius’ tunes… you never quite know what to expect – & that’s a very good thing! Highly original and creative work that gets a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED from me, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 4.99. I predict that you will be hearing MUCH more from this great player. Get more information on Marius’s website. Rotcod Zzaj
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