- 31 Oct 2016 8:00 AM
The recording was broadcast by Voice of America on November 23 that year.
Speaking to MTI, US ambassador Colleen Bell referred to 1956 as a milestone in Hungarian history when some took weapons to fight oppression, while others expressed their discontent through music.
She called it an honour that jazz, rooted in the ideals of freedom and independence, could become a medium of democratic self-expression in Hungary at that time.
The concert was part of a series of events the embassy has organised to commemorate Hungary’s revolution.
Republished with permission of Hungary Matters, MTI’s daily newsletter
Photo: U.S. Embassy Budapest