Béla Szakcsi Lakatos and Miklós Lukács
Check it out, Igor (BMC Jazz)
Béla Szakcsi Lakatos, piano and Miklós Lukács on cimbalom offer some wild and far-ranging improvised musical duests drawing on the musical grammar of Roman and Hungarian gypsy tradition, classical keyboard from the Baroque to Bartók, and jazz styles from barrelhouse to bebop to Braxton. Challenging doesn't begin to describe it!
Chase away the devil / Game for two / Lukas (dedicated to Barnabás Dukay) / Check it out, Igor / An invocation and a curse / Feeling tiddly / Autumn memories / Gypsy dance ŕ l’espagnole
"The music struck me as a conversation between equals, as two men were telling a long and involved story with several interesting and dramatic, frequently humorous twists to it, sometimes speaking excitedly at the same time, sometimes taking turns and sometimes embellishing the story as told by the other. (...) The music was recorded in just eight hours, improvised from beginning to end. Bela Szakcsi Lakatos and Miklos Lukacs were called upon on a whim since there was an expensive studio all paid for but not used for a couple of days by BMC. Top that!" - Péter Pallai, BMC Records
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