- 18 Mar 2014 8:00 AM
Three great musical dynasties combine forces this time to bring you an exciting and hard driving gig. The leader this time is the Benjamin of the group, an outstading bass-player of only 23, Krisztián Pecek Lakatos who was 13 when he won the National Jazz Bass Competetion in his country that is chock-a-block full of terrific bass players – most of them Roma Gypsies (John Pattitucci was on the jury who insisted that Krisztian shares the stage with him at his own Budapest concert next day).
Krisztian has since woved London audiences several times with his astonishing mastery of the double bass.
Róbert Szakcsi Lakatos on piano walked away in 1999 with the first prize from the jazz solo piano competition at Montreux. He totally knocked out a London audience in 2004.
The following year he was awarded the Best Soloist price at the Avignon International Jazz Festival. He is equally at home in classical music.. His solo- and trio albums are now a huge sellers in Japan. Chick Corea sent him this message recently: "You Are Music-so I only ask that keep it burning bright! You're an adventurous Spirit! Your friend in music Chick" He has recorded with Jack DeJohnette and John Patitucci and has also played with Reggie Johnson, Palle Danielsson, Erik Truffaz, Randy Brecker, Bill Evans, Hiram Bullock and Ravi Coltrane.
Elemér Balázs is, arguably, the best drummer in his country. As for him, it’s best to quote what the American guitar ace, Pat Metheny said of him: "Elemer is one of the best drummers around right now, in my opinion. He plays with such musicality and finesse and has the ability to listen inside each musical moment with the kind of spontaneous decision making that allows everyone that plays with him to sound their best. He also has a wonderful touch on the instrument - I always enjoy the chance to play with him and to hear him."
Entry fee: 1400 forints
The BJC is in the 13th districtat Hollán Ernő utca 7
There is no compulsion to eat or drink but there is a well stocked bar with also cocktails made to order at non-extortionate prices. For food you’ll have to resort to a staple diet of sandwiches, crisps and nuts.