Laszlo Gardony Quartet CD Release Celebration

Laszlo Gardony Quartet CD Release Celebration

Thursday, December 8, 2011

6:00 pm

$20.00

Laszlo Gardony Quartet CD Release Celebration
Laszlo Gardony Quartet CD Release Celebration

Hungarian born, Boston-based jazz pianist and composer Laszlo Gardony, “one of contemporary music’s truly original voices” (JazzTimes), celebrates the release of his new CD “Signature Time” with his long-time trio of John Lockwood (bass) and Yoron Israel (drums) and the addition of saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist Stan Strickland.

After graduating from the Bela Bartok Conservatory and the Science University of Budapest, Gardony worked as a much sought-after sideman in Europe where he released his first recordings as a leader. He then matriculated to Berklee College of Music on a full-scholarship, and joined the faculty after graduation. Among the prominent figures Gardony has worked with are Dave Holland, Miroslav Vitous, Mick Goodrick, David "Fathead" Newman, Bob Moses, Matt Glaser and Jamey Haddad, while Randy Brecker and Dave Liebman have appeared as guest soloists with his trio. Gardony has also been featured with the Boston Pops, the Utah Symphony and The Smithsonian Institute's "Beyond Category" Traveling Duke Ellington Exhibit.

"Signature Time has style, imagination and beauty, both on Gardony's original compositions and on his imaginatively reworked versions of standards. The album enhances the reputation of every one of the musicians and re-affirms the talents of Gardony himself.” - Bruce Lindsay, All About Jazz

“No one has a better feeling for mixing strong grooves and melodic lyricism than pianist Laszlo Gardony.” — Jon Garelick, Boston Phoenix

“The rapport the three have [Gardony, Lockwood, and Israel] is palpable, making the music come alive… It’s hard to sit still while this music fills the room – everyone plays so well without hogging the spotlight.” – Richard Kamins, Step Tempest

“A funky, strutting, gospel-based, rhythm-satiated, swinging collection of tunes that are impeccably dressed up and will turn heads.” – C. J. Bond, Jazz Music