Forgive two posts in one day, but Shoey has spurred me to clear a backlog of intentions that never reached the action stage.
I love hot club style gypsy jazz on both guitar and violin. One of my favourites is blind gypsy virtuoso Tcha Limberger. I saw him a while back at the Brighton Festival, and he blew me away.
Although a Belgian, he has moved to Hungary (hi, sourpus) and learned Hungarian, in order to master the folk songs of that country, the Magyar Nota. Here’s a short extract – I only have this fragment that I filmed, but his playing is magical. And he’s just as good on a guitar, and has a lovely voice (unlike his Dad!). The guy behind Tcha is playing an instrument of Persian origin, the cimbalom. I’ve also posted a full track (Lassu Csardas) from a recent album. He seems to have a new band every time he records.
Listen to a proper whole track by clicking the link below: