This publication is the first joint CD of one of the most outstanding and most versatile wind instrumentalists of Hungary, Mihály Borbély and the Hungarian pianist, composer and teacher, László Süle who has lived for a long time in Finland. The motto of the CD is from Zoltán Kodály: The purpose of music is to understand better: to evolve and expand our inner world. Legends of many peoples deem music to be of divine origin. When we have reached the boundaries of human understanding, music points beyond, into a world that cannot be explored, but merely guessed at.”
Multireedist Mihály Borbély got his degrees in classical clarinet and jazz saxophone from the Béla Bartók Conservatory and Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in Hungary and became a real versatile musician working in different musical styles from folk and world music to jazz and contemporary music. In addition to his original instruments he also plays folk instruments like the tárogató, folk flutes, kaval, dvojnice, fujara, ocarina, bombarde and zurna. He is a member of the famous folk group the Vujicsics (founded in 1974!) and, in addition to this he has participated in severeral recording sessions and concerts of leading Hungarian and international artists and groups, among others: Paul Bley, Steve Coleman, Trilok Gurtu, Charles Lloyd, Herbie Mann, Michel Montanaro’s Vents d’Est, Zbignew Namislowsky, Theodosii Spassov, Jiri Stivin, Saxophone Summit (Michael Brecker – David Liebman – Joe Lovano). He also performed with composer-conductor Peter Eötvös and the National Philharmonic Orchestra. In the nineties he formed his own jazz groups, the Quartet B, the Mihály Borbély Quartet (’Borbély Műhely’) and a duo project with pianist Károly Binder. He has played on major folk, world music and jazz festivals all over Europe as well as in the US and Australia.
László Süle (Budapest, 1955) started to learn the piano at the age of seven. Although later graduating from the University of Agriculture in Hungary, his musical studies have been continuous. In addition to piano he has studied composition, harmonization, counterpoint and instrumentation. Between 1981 and 1984 Süle studied at the Jazz department of the Béla Bartók Conservatory in Budapest. After graduation he became a teacher at the Conservatory. He taught music theory, history, harmony and instrumentation.
Mihály Borbély – soprano/alto/tenor sax, clarinet, bass clarinet, tárogató, flute
László Süle – grand piano
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Total time: 00:48:56
|Original Recording Format
|September 8, 2023
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