So 4. Februar 2018
20:30

Kristóf Bacsó Triad feat. Gilad Hekselman (HU/USA)

Kristóf Bacsó: tenor saxophone
Gilad Hekselman: guitar
Árpád Oláh Tzumo: piano
Márton Juhász: drums

Der brillante ungarische Jazz-Saxofonist Kristóf Bacsó stellt sein neuestes Album vor. Das 2016 durch das Budapest Music Center herausgebrachte Album mit dem Titel Pannon Blue, das Bacsó zusammen mit Árpád Oláh Tzumo und Márton Juhász eingespielt hat, mixt die reizvollsten Zutaten der musikalischen Tradition Mitteleuropas und der contemporary jazz zu einem unvergesslichen Klangerlebnis.

Der in Budapest geborene Kristóf Bacsó begann mit 12 Jahren Saxofon zu spielen. Nach seinem Abschluss am Jazz Lehrstuhl der Franz Liszt Musikakademie in Budapest setzte er seine Studien am Pariser Konservatorium und am Berklee College of Music in Boston fort. In den mehr als fünf Jahren seines Aufenthalts in Frankreich und den USA trat er an zahlreichen namhaften internationalen Events auf, so unter anderen an den Jazzfestivals in London, Pescara und Barcelona. Neben seinen eigenen Bands in Quartett- und Trio-Formation arbeitet er regelmäßig mit dem Sextett von Kálmán Oláh, mit dem Quartett von Gábor Gadó sowie der Modern Art Orchestra zusammen – mit Letzterer auch als Solist und Komponist. Circular, die 2014 vom BMC veröffentlichte neue Platte der Modern Art Orchestra enthält durchgehend Kompositionen von Kristóf Bacsó. (Presetext)

As both a saxophonist and as a composer, Kristóf Bacsó is one of the distinctive figures of the Hungarian jazz scene, with four albums of his own original music released in recent years. The most important of his own bands, Triad, has appeared in numerous countries in Europe, to great acclaim.

He started his saxophone studies under the guidance of Dezső "Ablakos” Lakatos and Mihály Borbely and graduated from the jazz department of the Liszt Academy of Music. Later on, he further developed his skills at the leading institutions of jazz education: the Conservatoire de Paris and the Berklee College of Music. He lived in France and the United States for close to six years, but during this time also regularly appeared throughout Europe, as well as in Japan. He has tried his hand at nearly every style, including mainstream jazz, ethno and funk, and he hasn't shrunk from more experimental trends in jazz, either.

Bacsó's old companion Árpád Oláh Tzumo is another former Berklee student and also studied under Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter. In addition to the piano, he has a very sensitive feel for the Fender Rhodes and other electronic instruments. A master of painting moods, Márton Juhász was selected drummer of the year on two occasions and, like his two bandmates, also studied in the United States. Triad's music draws from both the present day and the Central and Eastern European musical tradition at the same time. In addition to the painstakingly developed parts, an important role also goes to shared improvisations. Joining them on this evening will be the superb New York-based Israeli guitarist Gilad Hekselman.