Parker 100 (HU)
- Béla Szakcsi Lakatos - piano
- „Pluto” József Horváth - double bass
- Emilio - drums
- Sándor Soso Lakatos - saxophone
- Sándor Molnár - saxophone
- Szakcsi Lakatos Róbert - zongora
This year marks the 100th anniversary of alto saxophonist Charlie Parker’s, aka Bird’s birth, who has been transforming jazz from dance music to concert music in the late forties, creating the same time a new style, the bebop. Charlie Parker’s oeuvre is an important chapter in the book of jazz history, the saxophone players turn to him with almost religious reverence. Béla Szakcsi Lakatos Jr. – although he is not a saxophonist but a pianist – regards Bird’s music as an equally important source of inspiration. He says that a tribute evening for Bird would be paradoxical in case of just copying one of the greatest innovators. That’s why they – in the spirit of Bird’s creative attitude – will not copy Charlie Parker’s legendary compositions. This is guaranted by the special line up, in which we find two wind musicians besides Béla Szakcsi Lakatos Jr. (piano), József “Plútó” Horváth (double bass) and Emilio (drums). Saxophonists Sándor Satoso Lakatos and Sándor Molnár will give each other the role of soloists, whose identity is also a guarantee for exciting solos. The level of energy expected from a five-piece ensemble will most certainly take us back to the bubbling atmosphere of rebellious, radical jazz, where every sound had a stake.