All About Jazz

Home » Articles » CD/LP/Track Review

33

Lajos Dudas: Brückenshlag

C. Michael Bailey By

Sign in to view read count
Clarinetist Lajos Dudas is a vector talent, having both a fixed direction and potent momentum associated with it. His music is descendant of Jimmy Giuffre's early '60s recordings with bassist Steve Swallow and pianist Paul Bley. Dudas' music is an evolution into a freer, yet more structured performance form. Both his vertical and horizontal improvisations possess a certain synergy with one another, neither being dominant. These attributes can be detected on Dudas' recent recordings, Jazz and the City (JazzSick Records, 2012), Live at Porgy & Bess (JazzSick Records, 2013, and Radio Days: The Music of Lajos Dudas (JazzSick Records, 2016). Dudas is an intrepid seeker in music.

On the present Brückenshlag picks up where Benny Goodman left off with his classical recordings of Mozart, Brahms, Debussy, and Copland with his own treatments of Webern, Bartok, and a good measure of this own compositions. Recorded live at Zeughaus/Neuss on April 10, 2016, Dudas flexes his creative muscles, displaying the depth of his musical acumen. The Webern "Five Sets for String Orchestra" are necessarily atonal, angular and anxious. Interspersed among the Webern are Dudas' "Three Intermezzi" which meld well with the twelve-tone Webern while recalling the iconoclasm of Morton Feldman's modern clarinet interpretations. In contrast, the Dudas-arranged Bartok is at once both lyrical and mysterious with the Slavic fragrance of Hungary. The recital concludes with a jazz ballet suite. Dudas' tone is dense and sure and the support by the Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss, under the direction of Leo Siberski. The recital as a whole is an essential look at 20th Classical composition rendered by a master of his instrument. When one wishes to get serious about music, this is the music to get serious with.

Track Listing: Anton von Webern: Five Sets for Sting Orchestra. Op. 5 / Lajos Dudas: Three Intermezzi; Bela Bartok-Lajos Dudas: Hungarian Pictures; Lajos Dudas: Balletmusic in Four Sets; Jazzclarinet and String Orchestra.

Personnel: Lajos Dudas: clarinet; Philipp van Endert: guitar; Martin Gjakonovski: bass; Kurt Billker: drums; Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss, Leo Siberski: conductor.

Title: Brückenshlag | Year Released: 2016 | Record Label: JazzSick Records

Tags

comments powered by Disqus

Shop Music & Tickets

Click any of the store links below and you'll support All About Jazz in the process. Learn how.

Night and Day

Night and Day

Lajos Dudas
Live at Porgy & Bess

Folksong

Folksong

Lajos Dudas
Live At Salzburger Jazzherbst

Just Friends

Just Friends

Lajos Dudas
Jazz And The City

Seven-Sixteen

Seven-Sixteen

Lajos Dudas
Chamber Music Live

Un poco presto

Un poco presto

Lajos Dudas
50 Years With Jazzclarinet

All Of Me

All Of Me

Lajos Dudas
Nightlight

Blueduet

Blueduet

Lajos Dudas
50 Years With Jazzclarinet

CD/LP/Track Review
DVD/Film Reviews
Bailey's Bundles
CD/LP/Track Review
Read more articles
Return to the Future

Return to the Future

JazzSick Records
2018

buy
Some Great Songs Vol. 2

Some Great Songs Vol....

JazzSick Records
2017

buy
Brückenshlag

Brückenshlag

JazzSick Records
2016

buy
Radio Days: The Music of Lajos Dudas

Radio Days: The Music...

JazzSick Records
2016

buy
Live At Salzburger Jazzherbst

Live At Salzburger...

JazzSick Records
2014

buy
Live At Salzburger Jazzherbst

Live At Salzburger...

JazzSick Records
2013

buy

Related Articles

Read Return to the Future CD/LP/Track Review
Return to the Future
by Mark Sullivan
Published: November 17, 2018
Read Telepathy CD/LP/Track Review
Telepathy
by Chris Mosey
Published: November 17, 2018
Read The Whole Thing Is Just There CD/LP/Track Review
The Whole Thing Is Just There
by John Bricker
Published: November 17, 2018
Read Haydn: Symphony No. 39, Symphony No. 87, Mozart – Sinfonia Concertante CD/LP/Track Review
Haydn: Symphony No. 39, Symphony No. 87, Mozart –...
by C. Michael Bailey
Published: November 17, 2018
Read Rogue Star CD/LP/Track Review
Rogue Star
by Glenn Astarita
Published: November 17, 2018
Read Out in the Open CD/LP/Track Review
Out in the Open
by Jack Bowers
Published: November 16, 2018
Read "Between Nothingness And Infinity" CD/LP/Track Review Between Nothingness And Infinity
by John Sharpe
Published: November 3, 2018
Read "Tokyo 1981" CD/LP/Track Review Tokyo 1981
by C. Michael Bailey
Published: July 12, 2018
Read "Let Your Light Shine On" CD/LP/Track Review Let Your Light Shine On
by Chris May
Published: May 27, 2018
Read "Radio Omnibus" CD/LP/Track Review Radio Omnibus
by Geannine Reid
Published: June 26, 2018
Read "Atody Man" CD/LP/Track Review Atody Man
by Jerome Wilson
Published: March 5, 2018
Read "Jazzamenco" CD/LP/Track Review Jazzamenco
by Jack Bowers
Published: November 13, 2018