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The Extraordinary Music of Béla Bartók and King Crimson Live

Dialeto – Live with David Cross (Chromatic Music, 2018)

Brazilian instrumental rock band Dialeto delivers a magnificent live version of its recreations of Béla Bartók’s Romanian and Bulgarian folk Dances. As the album title indicates, King Crimson violinist David Cross joined the band in Sao Paulo to perform Dialeto’s material as well as King Crimson classics (including a gorgeous version of “Starless”) and a piece by Cross.

The music is a captivating mix of power rock, classical, jazz and folk influences, heavy rock and progressive rock. There is superb musicianship and dazzling interaction between Cross and guitarist Nelson Coelho.

The album was recorded in 2017 at SESC Belenzinho in São Paulo, Brazil. The band featured David Cross on violin; Nelson Coelho on guitars; Fred Barley on drums, vocals; and Gabriel Costa on bass, vocals.

Although this an independent release, the band is getting distribution and marketing support from MoonJune Records.

Buy the Live with David Cross digital album from amazon or the CD from bandcamp.

Béla Bartok Through a Rock Prism

Dialeto – Bartók in Rock (Chromatic Music CMCD 001, 2017)

Brazilian band Dialeto has adapted well known classic pieces by Béla Bartok and has transformed them into progressive rock pieces. Bartok’s original pieces were inspired by Bulgarian rhythms and Romanian folk dances. Dialeto, from Sao Paulo, added complex, highly creative instrumental rock, heavy blues and improvisation.

This mix of progressive rock with folk-rooted traditions works really well. Bartók in Rock also features a high profile guest, violinist, David Cross (King Crimson) on one piece.

The lineup includes Nelson Coelho on guitar; Gabriel Costa on bass; and Fred Barley on drums plus David Cross on violin.

Bartók in Rock is a deeply intense and beautifully-arranged prog rock album inspired by Béla Bartok.

Buy the digital download version of Bartók in Rock or get the CD from dialeto.bandcamp.com