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Laszlo Gardony: La Marseillaise (Sunnyside)

The title of Laszlo Gardony’s second consecutive solo piano album and fourth overall for Sunnyside bears the same name as that of the French national anthem, the 18th-century call to revolution. Although the Hungarian musician—who has lived in the U.S. for more than three decades—doesn’t perform a straight reading of that familiar melody, which has … Read More “Laszlo Gardony: La Marseillaise (Sunnyside)”

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Laszlo Gardony: Clarity

Solo-piano albums are usually the work of the most talented and audacious of pianists. Think Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson, Cecil Taylor and Keith Jarrett. Or recent solo efforts from Vijay Iyer, Geri Allen, Fred Hersch and Craig Taborn. Or, now, the new Sunnyside release from the generally underappreciated Laszlo Gardony. Clarity is actually Gardony’s second … Read More “Laszlo Gardony: Clarity”

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Laszlo Gardony : Signature Time

Without a whole lot of fanfare, the Hungarian-born, Boston-based pianist and educator Laszlo Gardony has gone about his business of churning out one compelling, swinging CD after another over the course of 25 years. His fifth for the Sunnyside label and ninth overall again features his longstanding rhythm tandem of bassist John Lockwood and drummer … Read More “Laszlo Gardony : Signature Time”

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