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Csokolom - May I Kiss Your Hand

CAT. #: 469

Price: $15.00

CD 469

Hungarian and Gypsy fiddle music and songs.

This band is exciting! Led by accomplished, charismatic and daring fiddler Anti von Klewitz, Cskólom combines the traditions of Hungarian, Gypsy and Balkan village dance music to come up with unique yet traditional musical style. The band features a white-hot mix of two, and sometimes three, violins and a string bass along with Anti's energetic vocals. They have been building their reputation in the clubs, concert halls, and festivals all over Europe and will be making their second trip to America to support the release of this album.

Anti von Klewitz - violin, viola & vocals, Gregor Schäfer - double-bass,
Sander Hoving - violin, viola & kontra, Anneke Frankenberg - violin.

1. Amari Szi, Amari
2. Kaltotaszegi Legenyes (In C Minor) (Kalotaszegi Legenyes)
3. Medved Na Lancu
4. Lulu-Valse
5. Feljott A Nap/Romanian Dance #4
6. Nu Face Bine/Romanian Hora (In B Minor)
7. Szerelem/Lorincreve (In A)
8. Mori Shej, Sabina
10. Mysterieuse
11. Anii Mei
12. Dance From Gyimes
13. Eddig Vendeg
14. Keserves/Szekelyfoldy
15. Kalotaszegi Legenyes (In F)
16. Cinege
17. Szatmari/Csokolom/Szatmari
18. Amari Szi, Amari (Slow Version)
19. Janoska/Szatmari
20. Lorincreve (In G)


“The driving force of this unique group is fiddler/vocalist Anti von Klewitz, whose background in Gypsy and Eastern European music has been enhanced by jazz studies (with no less than Coltrane colleague Reggie Workman). The Approach is rooted in Gypsy and Hungarian traditions but extended by sharp musical intelligence tempered with vision and humor, beyond which is a deep soulfulness that gives the music an edge that cuts like a knife. Von Klewitz’s direct, expressive vocals grab you immediately, but there’s something about the group chemistry with bassist Gregor Shäfer and fiddlers Sander Hoving and Anneke Frankenberg that forestalls intellectual 'appreciation' and evokes a visceral response. I think I’m in love, and you will be too when you hear this wonderful release.”

-Duck Baker, East Bay Express