Attila László Band Once Upon A Time
I have been blessed to meet and play with Attila László and his music for over ten years. Attila László's music is so wonderful in so many ways, I always hear a very broad span of musical influences coming from his playing and music so much, that I stopped trying to figure it out, I just enjoy it and always be alert and ready for what comes next. Every time I play a concert with him, I can expect the music to live within me, and it does. Which is what we have become, "Brothers".
Attila László - electric and acoustic guitars
Kálmán Oláh - piano, keyboards
Béla Lattman - electric and acoustic bass
Kornél Horváth - percussions
Péter Szendőfi - drums
Tommy Campbell - drums (10)
Zoltán Lantos - violin (6, 7)
Zoltán Gyöngyössy - flute (1, 2, 3, 10)
Béla Szabó - oboe (1, 3, 10)
György Lakatos - bassoon (1, 3, 10)
Danubia Youth Symphony Orchestra
conducted by László Kovács (1, 3, 5)
About the album
All compositions and arrangements by Attila László except tracks 5, 9 composed and arranged by Kálmán Oláh
Recorded and mixed at Tom-Tom Studio, Budapest, 2002 except track 10 recorded live by András Nyerges, Cegléd, 2000
Recording producer: Attila László
Sound engineer: Attila Kölcsényi; mixed and mastered by Guido Hieronymus
Cover art by Meral Yasar based on photo by Dániel Németh, inside cover based on photo by István Huszti
Portrait photo: István Huszti
Design: Meral Yasar
Produced by László Gőz
The recording was sponsored by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and the National Cultural Fund of Hungary.
Thanks for the support: Artisjus Music Foundation, Péter Frankl, István Kerékgyártó, Dezsõ Krakker, Géza Szabados, Zoltán Szirmai, László Veress.
Zipernovszky Kornél - Gramofon **** (hu)
Attila László Band: Once Upon A Time
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As for the rest of the musicians:
Kálmán is a smooth and gifted pianist who can go any direction. I never know what to expect from him, but he always makes the music a lot of fun with many elements.
Kornél is a “one of a kind” percussionist, extremely unique, (I can’t say enough about him, he’s a “walking rhythmic ensemble”).
Béla gives everybody a “bed of bottom” he holds everything down so well, and gives the whole group freedom.
Peter, I even had the great pleasure of playing a drum clinic with him. So, I have first-hand experience of his exceptional drumming. And of course, it was him who I was first able to listen to, and get a feel of how to play Attila’s music, and at the same time get some great drumming ideas that I still use to this day.
We all “hit it off” from the first time we met, the band plays with amazing chemistry, so I always feel like I’m playing with “a family”. There’s no “good music” without “good people” and you certainly are the best of people.