After an eight-year-long pause Zoltan Orosz ventured to a new mission: in December 2010 his new CD -- named 'Contrasts' -- is being released. The release of the album of the Emerton and Artisjus awarded accordion artist has been highly anticipated as although he contributed to numerous albums, for his own album we had to wait almost a decade.
From the track list:
Boite a Frissons , The Jollye Caballero Carioca Czardas Variations Autumn Leaves C'est Magnifique - swing Marta-Radino oro A.Piazzolla: Oblivion W.A.Mozart: Turkish March J.Strauss: Tritsch-Tratsch polka Presser/Dzinovic: Csak játék - Jesul dunje procvale A.Piazzolla: Libertango,
The CD, from a musical point of view, has a continuity with the previous album, named 'Thousand Faced Accordion' as well known tunes are played on the accordion in a virtuoso performance. However there are such musical styles present on the new release that have not been present on any of the artist's previous albums. The accordionist Zoltan Orosz dedicated his career to introduce the fantastic opportunities of this interesting instrument to as wide audience as possible. He aims to present the shades, dynamics and passion that are the characteristics of both the instrument and the musician. Thus, on the new album there is a wide and colourful variety of songs ranging from French accordion music through Argentinean tango to South-Slavic folk music, and from swing to rearranged classical pieces. 'Contrasts' was recorded in one of the best Hungarian studios, Tom-tom Studio, with the contribution of Attila Kölcsényi as engineer and the guitarist Zoltan Sipeki as music director. Besides the accordionist's own group the album features such excellent and internationally acclaimed musicians such as the legendary jazz drummer Ferenc Szabó; Béla Lattmann, the head of bass guitar faculty at the Ferenc Liszt Music Academy; guitarist Antal Kovács; and the Kossuth award holder Kornél Horváth, percussionist.