‘Szolnok’ - released on the 3rd of May 2019 on DMG Germany and Rectify Records - tells the story of Daniel Weltlinger’s violin from Szolnok that he inherited from his Hungarian born grandfather, who had carried this instrument with him when he walked between 1920-1922 by foot from Hungary to France. The violin survived being carried to the far reaches of the globe, and was brought back to Europe in late 2017 after some 75 years absence from the continent. This highly unusual and deeply personal album, beautifully recorded at Blackbird Studios in Berlin by Sebastian Ohmert, mixes elements of jazz, free improvisation, Classical and folk influences, as well as songs Weltlinger’s grandfather performed on the violin. The album follows the historical line of this instrument and it's whereabouts until the present day, and represents a story about time, continuity and most importantly about moving forward.
released May 3, 2019
Daniel Weltlinger - violin
Uri Gincel - piano
Paul Kleber - bass
Mathias Ruppnig - drums & percussion
Tracks 1 - 11 recorded by Sebastian Ohmert at Blackbird Music Studio in Berlin on the 12th and 13th of February 2018.
Track 12 recorded to a Taschem DR-40 V2 recorder at Király utca 48 in Budapest, Hungary and on the banks of the Tisza river in Szolnok, Hungary on the 9th of March 2018.
Field recordings on Track 8 recorded in North Leura, Australia on the 8th of April 2018.
Field recording on Track 11 recorded in Wedding, Berlin on the 24th of March 2018.
Produced by Daniel Weltlinger.
Mixing by Sebastian Ohmert at Tonstudio Sonic-Impulse Berlin.
Mastering by Don Bartley at Benchmark Mastering.
Cover and booklet photos by Anton Tal at N-Tone Media.
Closeup photo of the back of the violin from Szolnok, pages 4-5 in booklet by LMNZ at worldwiderap.com
Band photo with my grandfather and the violin from Szolnok (centre left), pages 6-7 in booklet by unknown source
Photo of me playing the violin as a child with my grandfather playing the violin from Szolnok, page 16 in booklet by unknown source
Cover and booklet design: Simon Eskildsen