Veronika Harcsa was born in Budapest. During her schooling years she went to several music schools learning to play the piano, the saxophone, and studying classical/ jazz singing. She graduated from the vocal jazz faculty of the Ferenc Liszt College of Music Budapest in June 2008. She formed her own jazz quartet in 2005, featuring leading Hungarian jazz musicians (Attlia Blaho – piano, Zoltán Oláh – double bass, Bálint Majtényi – drums). In the very same year she produced and released her first jazz standard album titled Speak Low in Hungary. Speak Low was later released in Japan in July 2007 by an independent label based in Tokyo called Nature Bliss, and became No.1 selling album in the vocal jazz charts of Tower Records Japan.
One of Tony's best LP's. A masterpiece. Don't ask me to sing "Nobody Else But Me", because I will.
Given the depth, range and quality of the Deutsche Grammophon catalogue, it’s hardly been difficult to put together another anthology of great recordings and great artists. The structure is as before – here are 53 original albums (including three double-sets), featuring the great names of Deutsche Grammophon’s recording history, presented, once more, in alphabetical order of artist. Claudio Abbado leads off with a complete Carmen and Krystian Zimerman rounds off with his memorable account of the Chopin Ballades.
Since his stunning debut in 1974 with the now world-famous audiophile recordings for the Three Blind Mice label, Japanese pianist Tsuyoshi Yamamoto has built a career that now spans four decades. His brand-new trio album What A Wonderful World follows his previous release Gentle Blues (VHCD-1118), his first recording for Venus Records in 14 years. In fact, the 12 tracks in this CD were recorded on the day after 10 tracks on Gentle Blues were recorded. It is remarkable that Yamamoto and his trio recorded enough materials for two CDs in two consecutive days, but then again, he is a veteran pianist who doesn't like to repeat himself and prefers to record everything in a single take.