The music recorded on the disc develops step-by-step and strengthens into an organic unity, in front of our watching eyes. In this term, it essentially differs from the typical construction system of the jazz world: it doesn’t improvise on given themes or motives; it doesn’t follow through and unify the improvisation with a harmonic structure given prior. This kind of music poetry is mystical and perhaps, the third ear, characteristic for the initiatedness of orphic rites and metaphysical abstraction give birth to the musical grammar of a given situation, which is changing from one moment to the other and which is shaped, tamed, collated, and developed by the musicians, until the musical form finds itself in a miraculous and irrational way and creates the ideal foundation of the given musical dialogue.
– Stevan Kovacs Tickmayer (composer, pianist, essayist)
István Grencsó (1956), saxophonist and flutist, is one of the outstanding figures of Hungarian avant-garde jazz. His career began in 1979 with the founding of the Masina Jazz Group, and he became more widely known in the 1980s as a partner of György Szabados. In 1984, he founded the Collective, which has been his number one band ever since. With this ever-changing formation, he has released several albums. Grencsó’s repertoire is extremely varied, and he is considered a master of formal changes. In addition to his improvisational experiments, he has covered numerous jazz standards, played pop, rock and ethno music independently of current fashion trends, reinterpreted Hungarian dance music and chansons from the 1960s, and composed suites that lean towards classical music. He has performed and recorded with Paul Termos, Peter Kowald, Tobias Delius, Peter Brötzman and the Russian Noise Orchestra, among others.
Tibor Szemző (1955, Budapest), composer, performer, and media artist is oriented by his diverse lines of interest towards the borderline areas of the various genres. Founder of creative performing formations (Group 180, Fodderbasis, Gordian Knot Cinematic Music Lab). He has released 13 solo albums and toured across Europe and overseas. Beside music compositions he creates films and installations.
Szilveszter Miklós started his studies on the violin, then switched to drums and percussion in 1997. He completed his higher musical studies at the Liszt Academy of Music, but as his real school he considers playing music together with his friends, István Grencsó, Róbert Benkő, Máté Pozsár, Péter Ajtai, Szilárd Mezei, Ákos Szelevényi, Mihály Dresch, Barnabás Dukay, Tibor Szemző, etc. Szilveszter Miklós is one of the leading figures in the growing free music scene in Budapest, he performs regularly in international line-ups. He regularly plays in various international formations with outstanding free-thinking musicians such as Rudi Mahall, Lewis Jordan, Johannes Bauer, Marco Eneidi, John Dikeman, Han Bennink, Jasper Stadhouders, Peter Brötzmann, and others. He has contributed to 14 albums.
Barnabás Dukay – piano
István Grencsó – soprano, alto, tenor saxophones, bass clarinet, flute
Tibor Szemző – piccolo, flute, bass flute
Szilveszter Miklós – drums, percussion
TracklistPlease note that the below previews are loaded as 44.1 kHz / 16 bit.
Total time: 01:03:01
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|Release Date||October 2, 2023|
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