Nigun in the press
With an addition of an excellent soloist, Nigun (guitarist Andras Parniczky, bassist Peter Nagy and drummer Gyorgy Jeszenszky)
undertook to play music in the original way.
This is what you call quality music…Matt Darriau, member of the Klezmatics and Paradox Trio gave another outstanding performance on the saxophone, clarinet and caval.
He has been working together with Nigun for several years, and they were now on stage together after a tour in Vojvodina and a joint record. If you did not hear them, you can be sorry.
...on every occasion, the music born carries deep values and has international relevance.
The name of the band means ‘song without words’. Without words, yet poetry… making my soul dance.
The trance flowed off the stage and spread through the audience of Nigun.
Even if no pot breaking occurred, it takes much more than excellent instrumental skills to make such impact.
(Although Peter Nagy bassist and Gyorgy Jeszenszky drummer are both internationally recognized musicians – just like Parniczky.)
But it did not turn out what supermundane tricks the band used before the performance to make rapture dance among the audience throughout the concert.
The way Parniczky played the guitar demonstrated his skills in a wide range of styles from jazz through
jazzrock and rock to traditional music. Synthesized in his melting pot and filtered by the band,
even with multiple feedbacks, this multitude of styles created unity. On the alto and soprano saxophones
Kristof Bacso proved why the critics wrote that he was an unequalled soloist playing profound post-Coltrane jazz.
The nearly one and a half hour concert brought to light a very ancient, thought provoking experience from the depths of the soul…
With the post-Coltrane jazz saxophonist Kristof Bacso playing the leading role, the superb Nigun is not trying
to jump on the klezmer jazz bandwagon of recent years, but becoming a marked feature in the field of our
improvisational music through the intense use of original material. 5 points out of 5.
And then came total calmness. The closing number reflected the concept of the entire concert: vigorous start,
incredible solos, abatement, and then back to the basis. I can only congratulate and urge all –
whether or not they were present at this one – not to miss the next concert.