Dés András Trio

Line up

  • András Dés (percussion)
  • Mátyás Szandai (double bass)
  • Szabolcs Oláh (guitar)

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"The Andras Des Trio premiered on the 23rd of October, 2007 at one of the most popular jazz clubs in Budapest. We have since performed at various clubs and festivals, and in September 2008 recorded our first album titled "Unquiet Stillness". Rhythmically and structurally our tunes are often complex, but they are also melodic. Most of the tunes were composed by me, but their final form bears the mark of creative input from all three of us. I have been an admirer of Szabolcs Olah's refined, thoughtful style of playing ever since I got to know him at the School of Jazz at the Ferenc Liszt Academy. For three years we played together in Kornel Fekete-Kovacs's Quintet. Szabolcs also plays in the Modern Art Orchestra, as well as his own highly renowned band, the Szabolcs Olah Quartet. I first met Matyas Szandai as a fellow rookie jazzman in the Elemer Balazs Group. Since then he has become one of Hungary's premier bassists. Currently, we play together in Miklos Lukacs's quintet. Matyas has recently recorded with such world famous musicians as Archie Shepp (with the Dresch Quartet), Kurt Rosenwikel (with the Daniel Szabo Trio) and Hamid Drake (with the Viktor Toth tercet). As for myself, I am at the stage where I have finally found the combination of drums and other percussion instruments that I really feel comfortable playing on. I use my left hand as a percussionist and my right hand as a drummer. In addition to the groups already mentioned, the Kaltenecker Trio, the Laszlo Des Septet and Mitsoura also played important roles in my musical development. Other important musical experiences include playing with Palle Mikkelborg, Frank London, Charlie Mariano, Theodossii Spassov, Randy Brecker, Jack DeJohnette, Gerard Presencer and Eivind Aarset. I currently play in Bea Palya's Quintet, Agi Szaloki's bands, and Zoltan Lantos's Mirrorworld." - Andras Des