About BORBÉLY-DRESCH QUARTET
On International Jazz Day we bring you the summit meeting of two great horn players who lend a distinctly Hungarian flavour to the genre. Saxophonist and multi-reed instrumentalist, MIHÁLY BORBÉLY is equally at home in folk and world music, in jazz and contemporary music. He teaches at the world famous Ferenc Liszt University of Music. His improvisational music is an amalgam of various styles of jazz and of the ethnic heritage of Central and South Eastern Europe. It’s full of interesting melodic variations, and of, at times subtle, at other times very powerful rhythmic patterns. On this special occasion he will be joined by tenor,- soprano-sax player and multi woodwind instrumentalist, MIHÁLY DRESCH who is, without a doubt, the finest exponent of Hungarian ethno-jazz and uses Hungarian folklore as the starting point of improvisation much as black Americans use the blues. His own group is a real musical workshop.
The rhythm will be provided by two excellent musicians who make up the anchor of Mihály Borbély’s countless formations: bass player BALÁZS HORVÁTH and drummer HUNOR G. SZABÓ.