Artist/Composer:Trio Kontraszt
 Title:Grencsó - Tickmayer - Geröly
(P) 2014
élu - Citizen Jazz
On the occasion of the Mediawave Festival in 2011 together with my old collegues we had the chance to revive our former musical collaboration, which dates back to the eighties. None of us were disappointed in the results as we concluded that after the long silence our music sounded more mature and accomplished...


01. Fragment I
0:22
02. Fragment II
0:57
03. Billiard
5:40
04. Fragment III
0:27
05. Fragment IV
1:50
06. Slow Street
9:05
07. Fragment V
0:49
08. Fragment VI
0:56
09. Ostinato Barbaro Prelude
2:47
10. Ostinato Barbaro
6:43
11. Fragment VII
4:14
12. Fragment VIII
1:12
13. Fragment IX
1:53
14. Hoping
5:50
15. Fragment X
0:45
16. Bird Lover
4:59

 Total time: 48:38
Performers
István Grencsó - tenor sax, bass clarinet, alto flute
Stevan Kovacs Tickmayer - piano, organ, harmonium, celesta
Tamás Geröly - drums, percussion, gardon
Production notes:
All compositions by Trio Kontraszt except tracks 3, 6, 16 by István Grencsó, and tracks 9, 10, 14 by Stevan Kovacs Tickmayer
Recorded at Pesti Magyar Színház Studio, Budapest on 27 October, 2013
Recorded by György Mohai
Mixed and mastered by Stevan Kovacs Tickmayer
Artwork: László Huszár / Greenroom


Produced by László Gőz
Label manager: Tamás Bognár

The recording was supported by the National Cultural Fund of Hungary

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Peter Katina - Hudobný život (sl)
Dr. Nagy Sándor - Jazzma.hu (hu)
Máté J. György - Gramofon (hu)
Libisch Károly - Librarius (hu)
Czékus Mihály - HFP Online (hu)
Komlós József Jr. - Kecskeméti Lapok (hu)
Sinkovics Ferenc - Magyar Hírlap (hu)
Németh Attila - Ekultura.hu (hu)

Click on the image for higher resolution!On the occasion of the Mediawave Festival in 2011 together with my old collegues we had the chance to revive our former musical collaboration, which dates back to the eighties. None of us were disappointed in the results as we concluded that after the long silence our music sounded more mature and accomplished.

Unfortunately, this creative reunifi cation was clouded by an extremely sad event: the death of our master and instructor, György Szabados on the very night of our performance. Right then and there we decided to continue this cooperation in order to maintain and develop the conceptions of Szabados.

The name Trio Kontraszt has a multiple background. First of all, I thought of Bartók’s Contrasts (scored for clarinet-violin-piano trio and dedicated to Benny Goodman and József Szigeti), then I recalled the contrasting elements characteristic of our music (we are all versatile musicians and composers) and our music language and heritage, that is completely contrasted to recent tendencies of free music.