PaCoRa Trio

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COMPOSERS: PaCoRa Trio
LABELS: Hevhetia
ALBUM TITLE: PaCoRa Trio
WORKS: PaCoRa Trio
PERFORMER: PaCoRa Trio: Stano Palúch (violin), Marcel Comendant (cimbalom), Róbert Ragan (bass)
CATALOGUE NO: HV 0014-2-331 (dist. Czech Music Direct)
This intriguing album, from the acoustic trio PaCoRa, has a distinctly Middle European folk sound – despite many of the numbers being New York Tin Pan Alley classics. That’s not entirely surprising as the line-up includes a wailing violin from the Slovakian Stano Palúch and a quick-stepping cimbalom from the young Moldovan Marcel Comendant. Both players are hair-raising soloists. Comendant’s dulcimer-type instrument runs with the Gershwins’ number, ‘Lisa’, like a crazed pianola stuck on double time. Paluch’s take on ‘Pent-Up House’, written by Sonny Rollins and a favourite of Grappelli’s, has wings. ‘Paluch’ is the most fleet fiddle player and bass player Robert Ragan is indefatigable. Garry Booth

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