Emil Bizga, trumpet; Jon Davis, piano; Joe Fitzgerald, bass; Lieven Venke, drums; Sanda Weigl, vocal
The program consists of Emil Bizga' s own compositions, inspired by contemporary jazz Balkan folklore and Gypsy music. The music breathes of contrasting tension-filled sound collages unheard in modern jazz.
"Emil Bizga is one of the most original and dynamic trumpeters to hit the jazz scene in the last few decades. His blend of Romanian folk music with modern jazz is irresistible, like Miles Davis' Sketches of Spain it blends perfectly. I think Emil is about to emerge as a Jazz star who will definitely influence the next generation of trumpet players." Jack Kleinsinger- "Highlights in Jazz"