Originally conceived almost 10 years ago, Swansong brings together three musicians from 3 continents: renowned Hungarian pianist Gábor Csordás, Japanese bassist Noriaki Hosoya and Washington-based drummer Marty Risemberg.
Led by Gábor Csordás, a versatile musician & composer with credits stretching from jazz and pop to hip hop and classical, the trio formed in Berlin – and Budapest, Hungary is the city they chose to record these 10 original and highly melodic songs.
As you might expect from the geographical divide separating them, their influences are diverse too; Gábors classical upbringing sits alongside Marty’s Cuban roots (he studied with noted percussionist Ramón Marques) and Noriaki’s Berklee-educated beginnings. It’s all brought together, however, by a strong sense of groove and adventure.
With various solo projects behind them, Swansong finally puts on record the long-term relationship between these 3 international musicians.
One hour interview in Hungarian:
Radio show from Hungarian National Radio Bartók: