Gyula Babos Babos’ Makrokozmosz

BMCCD234 2016

Guitarist Gyula Babos, one of the iconic figures of the Great Generation of Hungarian jazzmen who successfully transplanted jazzrock fusion into a Hungarian context during the 1970s and 80s, was never one to rest on his laurels. His love of challenges drove him to enrich his musical vocabulary further by drawing on his Roma heritage, on mainstream jazz, on classical and even Indian music. In his Macrocosmos the musicians express themselves in the language of contemporary improvised art, pushing the boundaries of jazz even further while keeping the music accessible. With unfailing instinct he has always managed to pick his fellow musicians best suited for the purpose.

Péter Pallai


Gyula Babos – guitar
Kornél Fekete-Kovács – trumpet, flugelhorn, keyboard
Gábor Winand – tenor sax, soprano sax, vocal
György Orbán – double bass (1-3)
József Barcza Horváth – double bass (4)
Tamás Czirják – drums

About the album

Recorded live by Müpa Budapest at the Festival Theatre on 10 December, 2014 (1-3) and at BMC’s Opus Jazz Club on 7 February, 2015 (4).
Sound engineers: Adrian Patrascanu (1-3), Viktor Szabó (4)
Mixed and mastered by Viktor Szabó

Artwork: László Huszár / Greenroom

Produced by László Gőz
Label manager: Tamás Bognár

In cooperation with Müpa Budapest Nonprofit Ltd.
The recording was supported by the National Cultural Fund of Hungary


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Gyula Babos: Babos’ Makrokozmosz

01 Sándor Rózsa 14:20
02 9 and a Half Weeks 17:55
03 The Funeral of the General 18:47
04 Öt-lett 6:58
Total time 58:00

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