Tcha Limberger


CD REVIEW – Budapest Gypsy Orchestra – Compact

27.01.2010 – Bura Termett Ido

‘Tcha Limberger grew up in a family of renowned Gypsy musicians. Son of guitarist/singer Vivi Limberger, of Koen de Cauter’s legendary Waso Quartet, he was spoon-fed from an early age the swinging Manouche jazz of Django Reinhardt. Very soon he was attracted by the Gypsy music from Budapest, Magyar nota, with its vigorous accompaniment, fancy harmonies and surprising rhythm changes. He learned Hungarian went to Budapest and studied the violin with Kallai Zsolt and Horvath Bela. On this his first cd at age 30 Tcha is accompanied by some of the leading exponents of the Budapest Gypsy style. Tcha Limberger is primas (concert master), singer and orchestra LEADER, István Ruszó (second violin) supports the primas both actively and passively, István Feher (cimbalom) adds the characteristic hammering, Vilmos Csikós (contrabass) lifts the music up and takes care over the good basis of it, Norbert Olah (bratsch) takes care of the rhythmic contra beat. Károly Szegfü (cello) ensures the harmonic interpretation, Csaba Lukáks (manifold) enrich the melody with tremblers and other decorations. Recorded ‘live’ (the recording happened on three locations in Great Britain) the public at last, stimulated the musicians because a gypsy band can’t play without a public.
This album is full of intensity, virtuosity and pathos. Simply world class.’


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