The Laszlo Gardony Quartet: Laszlo Gardony (piano); Stan Strickland (reeds, vocals); John Lockwood (bass); Bob Gullotti (drums).
The Laszlo Gardony Quartet will be playing music from the Gardony Sextet’s upcoming album, due out in May on Sunnyside Records. The CD will also feature Bill Pierce and Don Braden.
Laszlo Gardony has performed for audiences in 25 countries and has released ten albums. Dave Brubeck called him a “great pianist” and JazzTimes “a formidable improviser who lives in the moment.” He is a graduate of the Bela Bartok Conservatory, the ELTE Science University (in his native Hungary) and Berklee College of Music. In 1987, Gardony won first prize at the Great American Jazz Piano Competition. A long-time professor of Piano at Berklee, he leads his trio of thirteen years: bassist John Lockwood and drummer Yoron Israel, as well as his quartet with multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Stan Strickland and his sextet with Bill Pierce and Don Braden.
Gardony has performed and recorded with Yoron Israel’s “High Standards,” Matt Glaser’s “Wayfaring Strangers” and toured with David “Fathead” Newman and the Boston Pops. Signed to Sunnyside Records, Laszlo has been recording for over 25 years. He has collaborated with such musicians as Dave Holland and Miroslav Vitous on his early recordings for the Antilles record label. Gardony’s most recent album “Clarity” is a critically acclaimed solo piano recording released on Sunnyside Records in 2013.
Playing with Laszlo will be: