Finally, after long hours (years) of recordings, my first CD is here :

I finally recorded on this CD most of my songs I played/composed during the last years,
hooking up my Technics PR-53 to our Fujitsu laptop via analog.
Got a Philips CD-burner and Adaptec's Easy CD Creator,
bought some TDK CD-Rs and burned the multimedia CD.
Relatively painless...



- Attila's Selection -

Multimedia CD 2002


35 Songs on the Audio CD
Midi and MP3 files on the CD-ROM


The colors mean the followings :
My compositions        My adaptations        Just performing


No. Title Length Comment
1.Lullaby1:29 This song is just one of those well-known lullabies, which is a "must have" in a nursery... One of the songs in Alexandra's Music-Mobile was this lullaby and it kind of stuck...
2.Lullaby Impro1:16 Right after recording the above lullaby, the "flow" was still going for similar tunes, so I just started an other recording. 100% improvization...
3.Lullaby Mix4:12 After a long night of working on the Amazing Grace and the Lullabies, I though it would be interesting to just play and improvize and see where the music leads... You can recognize several elements from other recordings on this CD.
4.Lullaby for Alexandra1:40 This is one of my favourites, since this tune emerged one night, when she had a tummy ache, thus was restless and I had to comfort her. While carrying her on her tummy, I started humming tunes randomly, and in about 10 minutes, this theme stuck. She fell asleep and I sat down and recorded...
5.My Child, A Kis Babkahh0:52 One of her name is Babka (Hungarian for little baby), the 2 'h's are there to make it funny-sounding... She gave me this "no way" look one day, and looked quite determined, thus this tune's similar, 'marching' feeling...
6.Sakura, Sakura (Japanese Folksong)1:17 It wasn't easy to come up with the "appropriate" chords, not to mention the "fillings". Note how the ending is major, while the whole song is minor...
7.Kojono Tsuki (Japanese Folksong)1:05 This is undoubtedly my favourite Japanese theme. Again, the challenge was not to over-do it.
8.Érik a Szölö (Hungarian Folksong)0:43 The simplicity of the original song stroke me and I found it quite challenging to come up with a non-intrusive, yet expressing accompaniment.
9.Amazing Grace1:30 This old song found itself on my "list of favourites" as soon as I heard it. It's simple elegancy is striking. I enjoy playing it for a warm-up as well as to close a playing session...
10.Silent Night1:44 I have wondered how I could play this well-known christmas song good enough to record it as 'noticeably different', so I went for swapping the theme from high to middle range after the initial chordization and added walking-bass in some of the connections.
11.Christmas Theme1:17 I was playing on Christmas Eve and thought to myself how 'easy' it would be to compose something christmasish once you are in the mood...
12.Requiem Theme1:00 One of my classical experimentings...
13.J.S.Bach's Well Tempered Clavier Special3:10 First of all, I LOVE BACH! This composition of his was always an inspiration for me and I played this so many times, it started occupying my dreams, twisting, flying... This recording tries to show you how I heard it in those dreams... Note the base-line, the tingling starry feeling of bells, the waves hitting the shore...
14.Fantasy1:40 I sat down one night and just started playing. I must have been tired... 100% improvization
15.Magyar Népmesék0:44 One of our favourite Hungarian cartoon's theme song about old folk tales...
16.Short Renaissance Theme0:21 We went to the Renaissance Fair in Vacaville several times and had this mood upon arriving home.
17.J.S.Bach's Well Tempered Clavier on harpsichord3:09 Just testing how it may have sounded when the Master wrote it...
18.Remembrance3:48 I was experimenting with Chopin & Beethowen type chords and started improvizing around them.
19.Pulse2:08 As a warm-up, I started hitting the 'C' key with my left hand, than with my right alternating, using all fingers in sequence, than I moved to 'G', than 'F'. This gave me a classical sense, thus started to see how chords would work with the base of repeated strokes... 100% improvization.
20.Amazing Grace Special1:43 My very favourite american song in a different, extended style.
21.Short Jazz Theme0:27 I tried to write a whole piece around this theme of mine, but than decided, that it is quite appropriate as is now...
22.Errol Garner's Misty2:18 I heard this song when I was like 8 and loved it ever since. Finally I grew to be able to actually play it. (kind of...)
23.Slow Hammond Theme2:04 I always loved the sound of the Hammond Organ, but was never able to find a tune which brings it out. One night I sat down and started experimenting with the chords. After I found a reasonable sequence, I recorded it and added the percussion and 'solo' part later. Note the rotating Lesley effect!!! ;-)
24.Just Jazzy Short1:08 One night I was finally in a jazzy mood and found some interesting chords, thus decided to start recording... 100% improvization.
25.Latin Theme1:29 I was playing with the rhytm section and this latin cought my interest. I remembered this song from long ago, thus recorded...
26.Lounge Piano2:40 Friends who heard me playing teased me, that I should be a bar/lounge pianist, so one night I turned on "my drummer" and started improvizing to see if I had what it takes... This is the recording of it... Yours to judge...
27.Hammondish1:05 This is my other recorded experimenting with the Hammond Sound...
28.Lexy Jazz1:44 I was playing to Alexandra one night and wanted to keep it simple, but jazzy. The main theme stuck, thus recorded...
29.Masquerade ( made famous by The Carpenters )1:46 I was always a great fan of the Carpenters, some of their songs are most definitely EverGreens, including this one. I love the 'difficulty level' of the changing keys.
30.Just Jazzy5:38 This improvization was also recorded the same night as song #24. I totally forgot that I was recording around the middle, (you can feel it due to changing to 'smooth', than 'strong-base') so it got kind of long. Not to mention some of the unorthodox chords. It turned out quite all right...
31.Spring In Kecskemét2:21 I wrote this song when I was 15. We were learning the "Feel of Jazz" with my old friend, Lepe. It felt great recording it after 17 years...
32.Moscow Nights Theme1:57 I always had a thing for this tune, due to it's easly recognizeable ethnic melody. Variety is the Spice of Life...
33.Joe Cocker's You are so beautiful1:46 I love the chords in this music, thus have to record it...
34.J.S.Bach's Well Tempered Clavier on piano3:08 Just a clean version.
35.Errol Garner's Misty (v2.0)2:02 Every time I play this tune, it always turn out to be different somehow. This is just an other version of song #22.

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