Budapest Jazz Orchestra Budapest Jazz Suite
Kornél Fekete-Kovács has composed a wonderful suite that exposes the single voice of the BJO from many different views and angles. His composition, true in all aspects to the traditions stemming from the work of the masters of big band composition, is also challenging; grounded in the present and pointing to the future.
Kornél Fekete-Kovács - fluegelhorn (solo in #12)
Csaba Puskás - lead trumpet (2, 3, 4, 6) (solo in #2)
Ákos Tompa - lead trumpet (8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16)
Szabolcs Ducsai - trumpet (solo in #14)
János Hámori - trumpet (solo in #16), fluegelhorn
Gábor Újvári - trumpet (solo in #1)
Ákos Csejtey - soprano sax (solo in #8), alto sax, flute
Gábor Kollmann - alto sax (solo in #14), clarinet
Zoltán Zana - tenor sax (solo in #10), clarinet
Tamás Zsári - tenor sax (solo in #2), clarinet
György Varga - baritone sax, clarinet, bass clarinet
Ferenc Schreck - trombone (solos in #3, 4, 5, 6)
Attila Almási - trombone (solo in #14)
Dániel Nagy Viktor - trombone, bass trombone (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 14)
Miklós Csáthy - bass trombone (2, 9, 10, 16)
Gábor Cseke - piano (solo in #9), keyboards, Hammond organ (solo in #13)
Balázs Horváth - double bass (solo in #15)
Csaba Pusztai - drums (SABIAN Cymballs, TAMA Starclassic Performer drums) (solo in #6)
Conducted by Kornél Fekete-Kovács
About the album
All compositions and arrangements by Kornél Fekete-Kovács
Recorded at the Tom-Tom Studio, Budapest
Sound engineer: Péter Rozgonyi
Cover photo: Dániel Németh
Inside cover photo: Lenke Szilágyi
Portrait photo: István Huszti
Design: Meral Yasar
Produced by László Gőz
The recording was sponsored by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and the National Cultural Fund of Hungary
Kornél Fekete-Kovács: Budapest Jazz Suite
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The musicians in the BJO are among the best in Hungary. They have worked on and succeeded in combining their individual talents and energy into a single voice. Kornél Fekete-Kovács has composed a wonderful suite that exposes that single voice of the BJO from many different views and angles. His composition, true in all aspects to the traditions stemming from the work of the masters of big band composition, is also challenging; grounded in the present and pointing to the future.
There are many styles of music represented in the Budapest Jazz Suite and Kornél's thoughtful and inspired compositions and arrangements always create a balanced and transparent sound, that makes it easy for the listener to experience the many fine details and layers of voices Kornél heard when creating this piece!
This is so pleasurable and stimulating to hear. Great music, played great! Hallelujah!
Words in And Then He Comes by Butch Lacy, retranslated from Hungarian by Tamás Léderer.
Easy To Find Out is dedicated to my wife Zsuzsi, So Sweet, So Far dedicated to my Mam and Dad, And Then He Comes is dedicated to my "master", Butch Lacy.
Very special thanks to: members of BJO, Tamás Léderer, Butch Lacy, our familys, especially for Zsuzsi, and the kids.
Thanks to the BMC "crew" and to Károly Friedrich, Károly Aranyos, Tünde Szalay, Attila László, László Dés, Kálmán Oláh, Dezső Sellényi, Mihály Borbély, Ricardo Del Fra, Gyula Babos, Ferenc Steiner, Ede Inhoff, Ildikó Fodor and Fanni, Attila Borsos Szabó, Earnie Wilkins, Eric Moseholm.
Special thanks to the BJO "crew": Éva Izsák, Gergő Kisfalvy, Anna Zubreczki, Kata Bencze, Zsuzsanna Hevesi-Tóth, Ferenc Magyar, Ildikó Druzsbaczky, György Hegyi.