GYÖRGY SZABADOS

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György Szabados, a well-known character of the improvisative contemporary music scene across Europe, was born in Budapest on July 13, 1939. His father was a physician, his mother a singer and singing teacher.

His extraordinary talents manifested themselves at an early age. His musical occupations were filled with improvised piano-playing, a constant disposition for expressiveness, and for composing.

His musical studies were influenced by this unfolding ability as well; he completed the necessary studies by private education. In the meantime, fulfilling the wish of his father, he also took his degree as Doctor of Medicine.

The evolution of his career was seriously hindered by the extremely closed, ideologically restricted intellectual and artistic life in Hungary of the earlier period, when all different spiritual manifestations were forbidden, considered as dangerous and not allowed to exist. Like all over Europe, also in Hungary, it was the effect of jazz which exercised an important influence
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The WeddingThe Wedding
Hungaraton 2002
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The Land of Boldogasszony by Gyorgy Szabados (2013-05-04)The Land of Boldogasszony by Gyorgy Szabados (2013-05-04)
Bmc Records
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Time Files By Gyorgy Szabados (2002-01-20)Time Files By Gyorgy Szabados (2002-01-20)
November
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Mako: a Szepseg Szive By Gyorgy Szabados (0001-01-01)Mako: a Szepseg Szive By Gyorgy Szabados (0001-01-01)
Fono
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Forgotten SongsForgotten Songs
Studio Kft 1999
$29.98 (used)
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GYÖRGY SZABADOS The Wedding album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Wedding
Third Stream 1975
GYÖRGY SZABADOS Adyton album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Adyton
Third Stream 1983
GYÖRGY SZABADOS A szarvassá vált fiak album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A szarvassá vált fiak
Avant-Garde Jazz 1989
GYÖRGY SZABADOS Elfelejtett énekek (Forgotten Songs) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Elfelejtett énekek (Forgotten Songs)
Third Stream 1992
GYÖRGY SZABADOS Time Flies album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Time Flies
Third Stream 2000
GYÖRGY SZABADOS Szabados / Mákó : A Szépség Szíve (The Heart of Beauty) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Szabados / Mákó : A Szépség Szíve (The Heart of Beauty)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2004
GYÖRGY SZABADOS Bells (The Land of Boldogasszony) / Boldogasszony földje (Harangok) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bells (The Land of Boldogasszony) / Boldogasszony földje (Harangok)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2008

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GYÖRGY SZABADOS Szabraxtondos (with Anthony Braxton) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Szabraxtondos (with Anthony Braxton)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1985
GYÖRGY SZABADOS A szent főnixmadár dürrögései(Ruttings of the Sacred Phoenix Bird) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A szent főnixmadár dürrögései(Ruttings of the Sacred Phoenix Bird)
Third Stream 1991
GYÖRGY SZABADOS Homoki Zene album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Homoki Zene
Avant-Garde Jazz 1991
GYÖRGY SZABADOS Szabados György / Roscoe Mitchell: Jelenés (Revelation) album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Szabados György / Roscoe Mitchell: Jelenés (Revelation)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1998
GYÖRGY SZABADOS Az Események Titkos Története album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Az Események Titkos Története
Avant-Garde Jazz 1999
GYÖRGY SZABADOS Baltás Zsoltár (Axe Psalm) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Baltás Zsoltár (Axe Psalm)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2007
GYÖRGY SZABADOS György Szabados, Joëlle Léandre ‎: Live At Magyarkanizsa album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
György Szabados, Joëlle Léandre ‎: Live At Magyarkanizsa
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011

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GYÖRGY SZABADOS Szabados György / Roscoe Mitchell: Jelenés (Revelation)

Live album · 1998 · Avant-Garde Jazz
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Hungarian avant-garde jazz pianist György Szabados,leading his "Royal Hungarian Court Orchestra"(MAKUZ) for decade,plays on this excellent album live show with Art Ensemble of Chicago sax player Roscoe Mithell. Live album contains three long compositions, recorded in Budapest Thalia Theater in 1996.

Two first are Szabados originals,each lasting more than 26 minutes. Characteristically for all Gyorgy's music, them both are tightly composed,with strong Central European classic influence and full of Hungarian folk soul,rhythm and sparks. MAKUZ (originally fluctuating line-up band) here contains some best Hungarian jazz musicians on board, including reedist Mihály Dresch,acoustic bassist Róbert Benkő and violinist Ferenc Kovács among other.Lead by Szabados and playing together for years, band demonstrates telepathic relations on Szabados compositions they obviously know perfect.Mitchell is obvious newcomer to this music and it's interesting how he's finding his way to participate.On "Motif",divided between MAKUZ almost groovy and quite free if tuneful parts and Szabados well-composed chamber sounding moments,Roscoe adds one of his most soulful and tuneful alto solos sometimes dueling with Dresch tenor.

Revelation is another well-composed song,but this time main accent is Hungarian folk roots, from Szabados shamanic ritual singing to plenty of so important to any Hungarian music violin soloing. Kovács demonstrates real magic here very successfully balancing between complex almost chamber composition's construction and almost dance-able Csárdás fest. He still never cross this dangerous border,separating tasteful folklore from music for tourists.As on previous song, Mitchell participates in few places adding fantastic clear and tuneful sax solos,then all music generally quite massive and very European,in seconds becomes lighter,more playful and full of American jazz blood.

Albums closer,shortest but still over 18-minutes long composition is free improvisation, dedicated to Roscoe's Art Ensemble Of Chicago(AAoC) music.It leaves all chamber seriousness aside and now it's true free jazz jam. Dresch plays bass clarinet,rhythm section with two percussionist imitate something what could be counted as "small instruments" and even Szabados adds fast and non-all-that serious piano improvs. All music here recalls early very free AAoC works,still European section are obviously too heavyweight and anchored to reach real AAoC playfulness.

Recording sound is quite clear,just mix could be better-balanced - with reeds on the front,Szabados piano sounds as it's placed backstage as a result lot of Szabados excellent playing nuances are missing.

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