This authorial project of a cimbalom player Ľubomír Gašpar was based on invitations of his friends – musicians whose domain is jazz. By combining cimbalom and traditional jazz sets such as piano, double bass and drums, there comes a remarkable symbiosis and a unique sound. Together, they play not only original compositions and jazz adaptations of folk songs of different nations, but not surprisingly also jazz classics. In 2016, they won the Czech competition called Mladí Ladí Jazz as well as two awards at the contest „Newcomers to Slovak jazz“.

The debut album „The point of view“ (2017) is an author´s project of Lubomir Gaspar that merge his musical paths. Gaspar grew up around folk music, being a member of a musical dynasty. He studied classical music and was interested in jazz and world music. The debut album integrate these styles and genres from new perspective, where cimbalom is a central merging element.

Cimbalom, instrument mostly used in folk music is presented in a mind-blowing mastery and imagination, from new points of view, supported and by excellent jazz musicians.

Withal the album „The point of view“ was awarded by Radio Head Award (Slovak „Grammy“) as Best World Music &Folk Album 2017.



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