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Lajos Dudas

Lajos Dudas was born in Budapest/Hungary and studied there at the Bela Bartok Conservatory and the Franz Liszt Academy of Music (1958-1963), laying the foundations for his successful career not only as jazz and pop/rock musician but also on the classical side (Strawinsky: Three Solopieces, Weber: Clarinet Quintet, Glazunow: Concerto for Altosax...) He won international recognition, above all, with his successful composition URBAN BLUES at the International Jazz Competition in Monaco 1982. Joachim-Ernst Berendt writes in his THE GREAT JAZZBOOK : “Dudas is a stylist highly regarded in Europe for the tenderness and lightness of his free-tonal playing.” — “...and he can also plays the good old american blues.” CKCU-FM / Ottawa. In the 1980s he was ranked high year after year in the 'Top People Poll' the famous International Jazz Forum

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Lajos Dudas

Jazz Musician of the Day: Lajos Dudas

All About Jazz is celebrating Lajos Dudas' birthday today! Lajos Dudas was born in Budapest/Hungary and studied there at the Bela Bartok Conservatory and the Franz Liszt Academy of Music (1958-1963), laying the foundations for his successful career not only as jazz and pop/rock musician but also on the classical side (Strawinsky: Three Solopieces, Weber: Clarinet ...

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Lajos Dudas: Return to the Future

Read "Return to the Future" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Hungarian/German clarinetist Lajos Dudas has had his long career celebrated by the Vimeo video Ein Künstlerportrait, along with the accompanying Munich Concert video. This album follows with a career retrospective from 1979 to 2013, focusing primarily on his original music, in a variety of settings. Dudas calls it “the ultimate summary," a “selection of notable and ...

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Lajos Dudas: Return to the Future

Read "Return to the Future" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

German-Hungarian clarinetist Lajos Dudas shows little inclination in slowing things down as he turns 78 years young next birthday. He has stopped for the moment to program an informative retrospective of his lengthy career in Return to the Future, a collection of ten live performances bookended by two quartet performances in Cologne in 1979 and 2013. ...

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Lajos Dudas: Ein Künstlerportrait

Read "Lajos Dudas: Ein Künstlerportrait" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Lajos Dudas Lajos Dudas--Ein Künstlerportrait Stadt Neuss Kulturamt 2018 The German city of Neuss honors an adopted son with this three-part video project (under the auspices of the Culture Department of City Neuss (GER)). German/Hungarian clarinetist Lajos Dudas has made his home there since 1973, leaving the freelance life to teach ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Lajos Dudas

Jazz Musician of the Day: Lajos Dudas

All About Jazz is celebrating Lajos Dudas' birthday today! Lajos Dudas was born in Budapest/Hungary and studied there at the Bela Bartok Conservatory and the Franz Liszt Academy of Music (1958-1963), laying the foundations for his successful career not only as jazz and pop/rock musician but also on the classical side (Strawinsky: Three Solopieces, Weber: Clarinet ...

Bailey’s Bundle – El Dudas – Some Great Songs, Volumes 1 & 2

Read "Bailey’s Bundle – El Dudas – Some Great Songs, Volumes 1 & 2" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Hungarian clarinetist Lajos Dudas “El Dudas" has been a reeds fixture in Europe since the early 1980s. He is equally capable of performing rock, jazz, shythm & blues, and classical music. In 1998, Dudas released a standards recording called Some Great Songs. He then took his precious time creating his Volume 2 early in 2017. Here ...

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Lajos Dudas: Some Great Songs Vol. 2

Read "Some Great Songs Vol. 2" reviewed by Budd Kopman

The predecessor to clarinetist Lajos Dudas' Some Great Songs Vol. 2 appeared some twenty years ago, with his previous release being Radio Days from 2015. Dudas gives no hint of letting up; his playing and arrangements are full of life and also depth. Dudas is one of those players who fills every note with meaning allowing ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Lajos Dudas

Jazz Musician of the Day: Lajos Dudas

All About Jazz is celebrating Lajos Dudas' birthday today! Lajos Dudas was born in Budapest/Hungary and studied there at the Bela Bartok Conservatory and the Franz Liszt Academy of Music (1958-1963), laying the foundations for his successful career not only as jazz and pop/rock musician but also on the classical side (Strawinsky: Three Solopieces, Weber: Clarinet ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Lajos Dudas: Some Great Songs Vol. 2

Read "Some Great Songs Vol. 2" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

It's been a long time since the great German-Hungarian clarinetist Lajos Dudas released the first volume of Some Great Songs (Double Moon Records, 1998). Here he is again with an especially diverse collection of material, ranging from bossa nova to modern jazz to standards. These are intimate arrangements centered around Dudas' clarinet and Philipp van Endert's ...


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