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Songs / Tracks Listing

Tracklist CD1:
1. Djolé (Sipos) 7:24
2. Seafs are dancing (Égerházi - Barabás) 6:36
3. Doromb (Barabás) 9:42
4. Clouds Dance (Barabás - Égerházi) 7:44
5. First Step (Barabás - Égerházi) 11:03
6. Reflections of Thiérache (Barabás) 7:32
7. Acoustic Medley (Steve Hackett) 11:07
8. Above the Skies (Égerházi - Barabás) 4:11
9. Iceworld (Barabás) 7:42
Total: 73:00

Tracklist CD2:
1. Blessings from Somogy (Kovács Ferenc) 9:45
2. Band intro 2:26
3. Omachulé (Barabás) 12:00
4. Reproach (Barabás - Égerházi) 7:14
5. Street scene of Hajdúböszörmény (Barabás - Égerházi) 8:21
6. Distant Dance (Égerházi) 19:40
7. Behind the veil (Barabás - Égerházi) 17:43
Total: 77:09

Line-up / Musicians

Steve Hackett - guitar
Égerházi Attila - guitar, percussion
Barabás Tamás - bass guitar, derbouka
Kovács Ferenc - trumpet, violin, vocal
Kovács Zoltán - keyboards
Banai Szilárd - drums
Dresch Mihály - soprano and tenor saxopnone, flute
Balogh Kálmán - dulcimer
Said Tichiti - vocal, gembri, djembe, derbouka
Budai Sándor - violin
Németh Ferenc - vocal

Releases information

Gramy Records,Hungary
2CD - GR-080

Djabe is the No1 Jazz/World fusion band of Hungary. In 2007 they organized a charity concert for their late percussionist Andras Sipos, as they call him, Sipi's family. Their long time friend, the former Genesis guitar player helped out to fully pack the concert venue in Budapest. Steve was on stage more than two hours, and not only played in the Djabe tunes, but also has an own acoustic medley.

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Review by snobb
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3 stars First of all, this album has no relations with symphonic rock. It's pure jazz fusion with some folk elements. Second, this album should be placed under fusion band Djabe name more correctly. Steve Hackett is guest guitarist there.

But whenever hungarian band Djabe isn't included in PA list of bands, this album could be reviewed there.

I want to note, that the collaboration between Steve Hackett and Djabe has deep roots. They are playing together regularly and even had some common European tours ( last finished just this summer).

I know Djabe for years, they visited my country 2 or 3 times participating on different jazz fest.I was attracted by their intelligent fusion with hot elements of Balkan and Hungarian folk music.

In 2008 I visited beautiful Latvian resort town of Saulkrasti for local open-air festival just to see how Djabe plays with Hackett as guitarist ( and I spend all the weekend for that driving 350 km there and the same distance back).

Now-about music. Steve nere is more a member of the band than soloist. In fact all the band's music is well balanced sound of collective, not collection of solos. Don't expect experiments or complex constructions. The music is more simplistic,but pleasant and competent fusion mixed with some Balkan folk elements. Keyboards,brass and drums are sound basis.

Music is warm, pleasant, comfortable ( in some moments similar to Pat Metheny works). It's interesting, that some Djabe works without Hackett are much more jazzy and experimental!

This double CD recorded mostly during Djabe (feat. Steve Hackett) concert in Budapest organised for the memory of Djabe late percussionist Andras Sipos. Double DVD of that concert is available as well.

There are some videos from concert avalaible at Djabe band site. I can recommend Djabe other albums as well, few of them are really very strong! There are some songs for free download at band's site as well.

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