Markus Stockhausen / Ferenc Snétberger / Arild Andersen / Patrice Héral: Gommé
Joyosa (Enja ENJ-9468 2)
Composed by Ferenc Snétberger.
Recorded: Budapest, Hungary, June 13-14, 2003
Rating: 88/100 (learn more)
This beautiful melody played in a swift 6/8 rhythm sounds deceptively simple in the hands of virtuoso trumpeter Stockhausen, the son of German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen. Of course Markus has played contemporary music with his father, and baroque, jazz and folk music with his own ensembles. So everything flows most naturally from his horn, and his unisons with Hungarian Gypsy acoustic guitarist Snétberger are stunning. Besides, the French-Norwegian rhythm team that supports them is so melodic in its approach that one isn't surprised to learn that they also deal with folk music. This is a good example of an all-European band that found a convincing way to play jazz that's essentially based on their own local roots.
Reviewer: Thierry QuÃ©num