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Laszlo Gardony: Natural Instinct

Read "Natural Instinct" reviewed by Tom Greenland

Who said “those who can't play teach ? It's not necessarily true, as some of the best jazz musicians can be found hiding out in institutions of higher learning. Laszlo Gardony is a case in point: Hungarian-born and Boston-bred (he attended Berklee School of Music), the classically trained pianist/composer has been nurturing the creative talents of ...

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Laszlo Gardony: Natural Instinct

Read "Natural Instinct" reviewed by John Kelman

While he's never quite made it into the limelight, Hungarian-born pianist Laszlo Gardony has nevertheless managed to build a small but critically praised body of work since moving to the US in the mid-1980s. Far from revolutionary, Gardony has carved a solid niche for himself by combining elements of his home country's folk music with an ...

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Laszlo Gardony: Natural Instinct

Read "Natural Instinct" reviewed by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

What with Nils Petter Molvaer and the Ilhan Ersahin/Erik Truffaz duo twiddling the knobs, working hard to create a kind of trumpet electronica (not to mention the chaabi-electronica experiments of Bugge Wesseltoft and Michy Mano, and whatever it is that Jim Black is creating), modern plugged-in jazz is beginning to resemble a research lab. Those kinds ...

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Laszlo Gardony: Natural Instinct

Read "Natural Instinct" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Laszlo Gardony, a lyrical pianist, often shades his playing in pastels as he explores the standards and original material on Natural Instinct. For this effort he works in a compact trio with drummer Yoron Israel and bassist John Lockwood.

Gardony's laid-back approach works well most of the time. He has a bent towards building ...