Exodus Nemeth Janos Quintet
- 1In the Beginning08:22
- 2Walking in the Park with Annu08:32
- 4Contrast 04:52
- 6Last Blues07:16
Info for Exodus
The 70 years old doyen of jazz with young talents of Hungary. Modern “straight-ahead” material based on hard bop traditions.
“János Németh was one of the first musicians who played modern jazz in Hungary, and he played with the best Hungarian Rhytm & Brass players (eg. Pege Aladár, Kőszegi Imre) for many years. In the 80s I also had the pleasure to play in Pege Aladár's quintet, and as a beginner I learned a lot from János at that time. I know, that besides teaching he spend a lot of time with live music, with practicing and composing. A special pleasure for me, that after a long time finally he has carried out this CD. He recorded his own pieces orchestrated by himself with the best young talents of the Hungarian jazz scene. The experienced musician plays fantastically together with the young talents, as all of them speak the same musical language. Finally, the long-awaited record was born, I recommend it heartily.” Toni Lakatos
János Németh, tenor and oprano saxophone
"Soso" Sándor Lakatos, alto saxophone
Károly Gáspár, piano
Balázs Horváth, double bass
László Csízi, drums
Born in 1946 and living in Germany for decades, saxophonist János Németh is one of the most outstanding representatives of the "great generation" of jazz. Since the 1960s, he has played with Aladár Pege, Béla Szakcsi Lakatos, György Vukán, Tony Lakatos, Imre Kőszegi, Art Farmer, Carlo Ambrosetti, Zbigniew Namysłowski, among others. On his album Exodus, he recalls his own exodus, the painful and joyful experiences of his departure from his homeland.