Georgia On My Mind, 06:17. Truth to Power, 05:37.
Artist: Laszlo Gardony. Album: Serious Play (Solo Piano), 2017.
Serious Play is Gardony 12th album and 9th recording for Sunnyside. Possessing a ravishing touch and a singular style that draws on the post-bop continuum, various strains of folk music and his Central European classical training, he went into the studio with two goals that went hand in hand, says Gardony, who couldn't help but carry with him an acute sense of rising anxiety in the country. Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist (Sample).
Serious Play is a post-fusion contemporary music album recording by LASZLO GARDONY released in 2017 on CD, LP/Vinyl and/or cassette. Georgie On My Mind; Naima; Serious Play; Night Light; Forward Motion; Watchful Through The Night; Folk At Heart; Truth To Power; Reverberations; Over The Rainbow. Laszlo Gardony: piano. Sunnyside Records SSC4029 (US). Thanks to snobb for the addition. Serious Play (solo Piano) Sunnyside 2017.
Laszlo Gardony is a superior jazz improviser who infuses post-bop music with references to his Hungarian folk roots. He studied at the Béla Bartók Conservatory in Budapest, graduating in 1979. Gardony recorded five albums on European labels, toured throughout Europe, and then in 1983 emigrated to the . He performed with the group Forward Motion, recording two albums for Hep. Since graduating from Berklee, Gardony joined their faculty on a part-time basis, played with John Abercrombie, and recorded as a leader for Antilles, Avenue Jazz, and Sunnyside. Two years later, he followed with another solo piano album entitled Serious Play, combining spontaneously recorded studio compositions with a few soulful reimaginings of standards.
Laszlo Gardony: Serious Play by Dan Bilawsky, published on July 3, 2017. That's the message that pianist Laszlo Gardony gifts us with Serious Play. Following the approach used on Clarity (Sunnyside, 2013), Gardony delves deep into his own subconscious in real time to create a statement that's both comforting and weighty in tone. The bulk of the material presented herein was spontaneously composed, giving Gardony a chance to allow the moment to guide him, and it all resonates with a deep and profound sense of understanding
Laszlo Gardony has come a long way in the world of jazz, and is a critically acclaimed artist who has performed for audiences in 23 countries and has released eight albums. Having studied at Bela Bartok Conservatory and Budapest Science University in his native Hungary, Laszlo went on to study at Berklee College of Music and won first prize at the Great American Jazz Piano Competition.
|1||Georgia On My Mind||6:17|
|6||Watchful Through The Night||1:25|
|7||Folk At Heart||2:36|
|8||Truth To Power||5:33|
|10||Over The Rainbow||2:30|
- Design [Graphic] – Christopher Drukker
- Engineer, Mastered By, Mixed By – Paul Wickliffe
- Executive-Producer – Francois Zalacain
- Photography By – György Ábel
- Piano, Producer – Laszlo Gardony*
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- Barcode: 016728402927