Lucian Ban, Mat Maneri, John Surman Transylvanian Folk Songs
Sunnyside, 2020

June 25, 2020

Transylvanian Folk Songs: John Surman, Lucian Ban and Mat Manieri’s tribute to Béla Bartók.

Between 1908 and 1917 Béla Bartók, famous Hungarian composer and ethnomusicologist, toured the small villages of Transylvania fascinated by the region’s popular musical tradition, thus recording thousands of folk songs. All this material flew into six volumes that collected over three thousand melodies, which greatly influenced Bartók’s compositions.

John Surman, Lucian Ban and Mat Manieri share the passion for the work of the great Hungarian composer and in this new album released by Sunnyside they revisit an assortment of some of the songs recorded by Bartók.

Lucian Ban was born in Teaca, Transylvania and therefore both the popular tradition and Bartók’s catalog were part of his musical training. Even Mat Maneri has always been attracted to the music of the Hungarian composer, and the collaboration with Ban is consolidated (in 2013 the two published “The Transylvanian Concert” for JazzMa). Together the two musicians decided that the ideal third member for the reinterpretation of Bartók’s transcriptions would have been John Surman, one of the most personal voices of European jazz.

Thus the album is at the same time a tribute to Bartók, a journey through the Transylvanian folk musical tradition and an expression of the happy meeting of three particularly original musicians. An unusual kaleidoscopic mixture, which fascinates and is pleasantly listened to many times.


Lucian Ban, Mat Maneri, John Surman Transylvanian Folk Songs Sunnyside, 2020 © Jazzespresso 2020

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