Barbarians Hooked on Bartók, it is Bartók as you have never heard it is special tribute night dedicated to the life and work of Bartók, that has been written by Ferenc Temesi and just released in a new book. Listen and read!
Miklós Lukács is the representative of the younger cimbalom-player generation, who has already gained great reputation due to his outstanding virtuosity and musicality. As the other members of this evening, his music is on the borders of jazz, folk music and contemporary music. He recorded with Mihály Borbély and Elemér Balázs, also with the Budapest Festival Orchedstra Liszt’s Hungarian Rapsodies, and was guest-soloist of the Concertante di Chicago.
Mihály Dresch started playing the saxiphone on hearing the music of Dizzie Gillespie and John Coltrane. He formed his first band in 1984, that for a certain period featured Félix Lajkó, who was replced by Ferenc Kovács and also Miklós Lukács at the Dresch Quartet.
Noone has melted together traditional Hungarian folk music with the latest and bravest in jazz as Dresch did. He combines Coltrane’s powerful freedom of swing with sudden dynamic changes, traditional pentatonics with free jazz, harshness with incredinle lyric elements.
Adam Török is a well-known blues-rock vocalist and flute virtuoso, he is one of the most characteristic hungarian musicians. He has made a long succesfull career in the last 40 years. He always plays with the best musicians from the progressive, jazz and blues. He has founded , led the famous band; the MINI
He has held more 7000 concerts!! More 5 millions spectators…….
He has sold more 300.000 records. He has worked 15 own CDs, 6 LPs and 4 singles, 2 DVD. He has appeared on more than thirty recordings of other artists.He was selected the best Hungarian instrumentalist two times , first in 1976 and again in 1991 (so called Emerton prize)
David Yengibarjan was born in 1976 in Yerevan (Armenia). He began his accordion studies in the Yerevan Music School. He moved to Hungary in 1995 where he continued his music education.
He has performed in several stage plays and films. On the soundtrack of the movie entitled Holstein Lovers he played with Ferenc Snétberger, the famous guitarist and composer of the soundtrack, and got acquainted with the brilliant double-bass player József Barcza Horváth with whom he has had a close personal and artistic relationship ever since. He was also the composer of several soundtracks for films such as György Farkas' Vérvonal (Blood Line), András Fésüs' Street, Heart, Beat and András Szőke's Három (Three).
In concert he often plays his own compositions which incorporate a special mixture of Armenian folk music, Argentinean tango and the music of Astor Piazzolla. He has also played in several jazz and folk line-ups.
Accepting several foreign invitations he has played before audiences in Paris, London, Amsterdam, the Terschelling Island, Vienna and at the Edinburgh International Festival. In Budapest he has had performances at the Fonó, Merlin Theatre, Trafó, Szkéné Theatre, Vista and the Matáv Music House.
On May 23-24, 2001 he appeared with Ferenc Snétberger and József Barcza Horváth at the Archa Divadlo in Prague on the Khamaro Roma Festival. Again in Prague, he performed solo on June 23-24 in a stage-play directed by the sons of Milos Forman. On June 25 he played at a festival held in Cologne to celebrate the film entitled Gloomy Sunday, and was accompanied by Erika Marozsán (vocals) and Zsigmond Lázár (violin).
In 1999 he founded Trio Yengibarjan with the aspiration to create a fusion of the Argentinean tango, the "New Tango" of Astor Piazzolla, and various types of folk music. After several changes in the line-up the trio recorded his first CD with József Barcza Horváth on double-bass and Gábor Juhász on guitars. Trio Yengibarjan introduced the material of Tango Passsion (BMC CD 051) playing before Terje Rypdal and Palle Mikkelborg at the BMC Jazz Evening on June 22, 2001 in Budapest. From 2002 the new lineup of the trio includes János Egri on the bass and József Botos on the guitar.
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