Exuvia //

Album label: 
Release date: 
01/10/2017
Recording location: 
Recorded at Scuola Popolare di Musica Ivan Illich, Bologna Italy
Recording date: 
Monday, July 27, 2015
Executive producer: 
Trevor Taylor
  • 1. Radici (03:00)
  • 2. Underground (05:56)
  • 3. Sötéség (08:11)
  • 4. Corteccia (05:42)
  • 5. Dusk (08:25)
  • 6. Páratartalom (10:44)
  • 7. Aria (05:41)
  • 8. Light (05:07)
  • 9. Szerlerem (04:10)

Szilard Mezei - viola
Tim Trevor - Briscoe-alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, soprano clarinet, bass clarinet
Nicola Guazzaloca - piano

Serbian violist Szilard Mezei is perhaps the prolific string player/composer/band-leader in Eastern Europe with more than 25 discs in the past decade. Practically every disc that Mr. Mezei is involved in, has different personnel. This is the second disc from this particular trio, the first was from 2010 on the Leo label. This one was recorded in Italy in 2015, which is where Mr. Guazzaloca is based. As a longtime fan of Mr. Mezei, I look forward to each release of his so I eagerly slipped this disc into the CD player and took off with the trio. Wow! This is just incredible, the trio just soars, furiously spinning webs around one another! One can hear a tight, intense connection between these players, no matter where they go, they remain as one connected blur of activity. This is the most exciting and extraordinary discs I’ve heard this week and considering that I’ve reviewed 10 discs, that is saying something! - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG