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Zolbert – Live

Hungarian saxophonist Zolbert has entered the smooth jazz stage with his debut album One in 2015. His sophomore album Inside Out (2017) can directly be applied to the Californian smooth jazz style. Zolbert is embracing the music and impact that this genre has to sound today and he plays his key roll in keeping the spirit of the music alive and well..

With his newest album Live he showcases 17 tracks containing his most popular and successful songs from the previous 2 studio albums that were re-arranged exclusively. “While this record represents the end of an important era in my life, it also marks the beginning of a new chapter. The magical experience of playing music live to a great audience at a breathtakingly beautiful and historically important site, is a feeling that is unlike any other and it was the catalyst that turned the idea of performing songs from my first two albums with a 10 piece band, into reality. I would like to thank everyone who was involved in this special project, you all helped make a dream come true for me.” – says Zolbert

Live is on sale at CDBaby.

Zolbert – Inside Out

Hungarian saxophonist Zolbert has entered the smooth jazz stage with his debut album One in 2015. Now he returns with his sophomore album Inside Out (2017).

Zolbert performs on the new album soprano, alto, tenor, baritone sax, and percussion. Players on selected tracks are fresh from the famous Hungarian jazz scene Péter Ferencz aka Peet (keyboards, synth bass, guitar, vocals, violin, drums), Marcell Tóth (piano, Rhodes, Hammond, clavinet, synths), Tibor Riskó and Gábor Udvarhelyi (guitar), Martin Gudics, Gergő Kovács and Dávid Szedlár (bass), Laci Balog, Marcell Gudics and Zsolt Nagy (drums), Miklós Markos (percussion), Áron Koós-Hutás (trumpet, flugelhorn) and Nikolas Takács (vocals).

The album gets a furious start with the uplifting Be Cool. Zolbert shows an extraordinary smooth jazz muscle with fast and precise intonation and Peet gives the song with a spontaneous outburst of a demanding Be Cool a nice edgy flavor. Step By Step fuses elements of funk and contemporary jazz that effortlessly transcends strict categorization. An amazing hybrid of genres created in depth and harmonic richness.

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Zolbert – Inside Out

16114941_398565713812693_617356355567025243_nInspired by the international attention received by his 2015 debut album One, young Budapest-based saxophonist Zolbert is now celebrating the release of his second album, Inside Out. The album features 13 brand new originals, including a vocal track with ace Hungarian vocalist Nicolas Takács.
Zolbert describes his new album as follows: “This record is a new and important milestone in my career. I could say it is a confession, but in fact it is way more than that. The new material is intended to pass on some deep thoughts and sentiments about today’s swiftly changing world and also show more of who I am – who this guy Zolbert behind the saxophone is. I trust you will enjoy the new songs and find them meaningful.”

The new material was recorded exclusively with live instruments under the direction of Peter Ferencz “Peet” (from the Peet Project) who again took charge of production, mixing and mastering. Inside Out was released worldwide on Jan 20, 2017. Get the album at iTunes.

Zolbert – One

Smooth Jazz is spreading worldwide, including in Europe. Coming from Hungary young saxophonist Zolbert presents his debut album One (2015). He calls as his idols and inspirations Grover Washington, Jr., David Sanborn, Everette Harp, Dave Koz, Gerald Albright and Brian Culbertson.

With the Grover Washington, Jr. Memorial Band he is playing regularly in Budapest and also in Switzerland. Supported by 90.9 Jazzy, Budapest’s leading jazz station he soon earned a contract with Tom-Tom Records, one of Hungary’s best-known independent labels.

Zolbert is joined on the recordings by a major league of Hungarian musicians listed below. With Smile Zolbert launches his charm offensive. Melody, rhythm and arrangement are oriented to the fashionable conventions of the genre. Frappé is French and comes from the verb frapper which means to hit. The shaking and mixing is presented by keyboard sound and forms the basis for a refreshing music.

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Zolbert – One

OneWith his seductive, youthful blend of contemporary jazz and funk, saxophonist Zolbert is one of the most promising young talents on the Hungarian music scene. He began playing the saxophone in his mid-teens, partly owing to such influences as Grover Washington, Jr., David Sanborn and Everette Harp. Aptly titled One and recorded exclusively with live instruments, Zolbert’s debut album features eleven original compositions, serving up a refreshing mix of great melodies and tasteful grooves that will surely please fans of contemporary jazz who seek new musical vibes and discoveries.

One is available at CDBaby.