Vig, Tommy

Artisjus, 2012CD
Instrument: Vibes

Issue: 18.4

Jazz Ruler Type: BigBand
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Vibraphonist Tommy Vig leads a dynamic orchestra with guest artist David Murray featured on sax. Welcome to Hungary celebrates the high level of musicianship, unique instrumentation and unity with the United States. Vig does a good job of incorporating Balázs Cserta (tárogató) and Rózsa Farkas (cimbalom) into the fabric of his music. Tommy composed all of the music and it can at times be as chaotic as the political transformation in Hungary over the last 40 years. The liner notes that describe the evolution of music and success of more mediocre forms amused us! It is a startling perspective worthy of consideration or at least contrasting thought. The last two tracks feature vocalist Mia Kim singing in Hungarian, a fitting conclusion.


Publicist: Tommy Vig