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Europus | Grencsó Spontaneous Music Ensemble (h/f/usa) at Opus Jazz Club


Opus Jazz Club
Mátyás Street 8.
+36 1 216 7894


Wed, February 21, 2018

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István Grencsó - reeds
Barnabás Dukay - piano
György Kurtág Jr. - live electronics
László Gőz - trombone, bass trumpet
Barre Phillips - double bass
Róbert Benkő - double bass

Total spontaneity with lots of antecedents – could be perhaps the brief summary of the present concert.

Spontaneity – as this lineup has never been on stage together, and also because each of the six musicians is a prominent figure of the improvised music scene, should it be jazz or contemporary.

Antecedents on the other hand – in a variety of ways the members being connected to each other. György Kurtág Jr.’s and László Gőz’s recent, continuously developing cooperation with Miklós Lukács in their improvisational trio Moment's Notice – after several successful concerts in cities of the United States and Europe – had its recent Hungarian debut in Budapest at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in last November. Barre Phillips’ and György Kurtág Jr.’s improvisational co-operation goes back in time even more – let’s just remember their duo concert in October 2014 at the Opus as part of the CAFe Budapest Festival. István Grencsó and Robert Benkő are known for decades as tried and tested partners in crime. In the recent years, in various lineups, Grencsó also has been working together with one of the outstanding composers of the Hungarian contemporary music, the incomparable Barnabás Dukay. Their concerts, achieving already sort of a cult status, present something new and uncommon each time, attracting a growing number of aficionados....

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BMC Opus Jazz Club uploaded this event on January 16, 2018


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