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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

The Lake and the Music

Label: JazzSick Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: The Lady Is a Tramp; Sweet Georgia Brown; A Thousand Dreams; Gloomy Sunday; Out of Nowhere; All of Me; A Foggy Day; Filthy McNasty; St. Thomas; But I..?.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Lajos Dudas: The Lake and the Music

Read "The Lake and the Music" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

The Hungarian-born, German-resident clarinetist Lajos Dudas has a lengthy discography, and his long career was celebrated by the Vimeo video Ein Künstlerportrait. He has played classical music, and jazz from bebop to free. But, for what he says is his final album, he has chosen to play fresh interpretations of jazz standards and songs from the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Lajos Dudas: The Lake and the Music

Read "The Lake and the Music" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

At 80-years old, clarinetist Lajos Dudas is dropping off the keys to the recording studio while making his way out—Dudas claims this is his last recording and, if true, he ends things on a high note at the intersection of The Great American Songbook and free jazz. Dudas' previous recording, Return to the Future (Jazzsick Records, ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

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 ...

Return to the Future

Label: JazzSick Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: Miniaturen; Echos; Changes of Time; Night Fall; Real Bebop; Walk in the City; Ordinary Memory; Convergence; All the Things You Are; Eleven and Hal Bar Blues.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

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 ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

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. ...

ARTICLE: FILM REVIEW

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 ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

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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