- 20 Aug 2012 9:10 AM
Double bassist Reggie Johnson seems to have agreed with this assessment when he signed on as a founding member of Csík’s own trio. Johnson himself was a member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and a regular bassist for five years with Kenny Burrell, before going on to play with almost everyone who matters in jazz, from Bobby Hutcherson to Keith Jarrett, Sonny Rollins, Sarah Vaughan and Clark Terry. In the 1980s, he settled in Switzerland, as did his Hungarian colleague, and so the meeting of the two musicians came about.
The same destination awaited Alvin Queen, who started work as a teenager with Horace Silver. Not long after, he signed up as George Benson’s drummer, and has also played alongside Stanley Turrentine. Like Johnson, Queen is fully at home in mainstream jazz styles, the avant-garde and traditional idioms alike.
On this occasion, the Gusztáv Csík Trio will bring the essence of swing to the ears of jazz aficionados with the help of Joan Faulkner – who, despite having also pursued a career in pop music with the likes of Milli Vanilli, has always remained faithful to jazz – as well as an old favourite of festival audiences in the shape of Béla Szalóky.
25 August 2012, 7.30 pm - 10.00 pm
Featuring: Joan Faulkner – vocals, Béla Szalóky – trumpet
Prices: 2500, 3200, 3900 Ft
Source: Palace of Arts
Address: Budapest, IX district, Komor Marcell u. 1.