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Vaczi, Daniel Multet: Reticular (FMR)

A persuasive album of lyrical groove-based electric free improv from the Hungarian quintet of Daniel Vaczi on saxophones & piano, Balazs Horvath on double bass, Zsolt Sarvari Kovacs on drums, Marton Fenyvesi on electric guitar & effects and Aved Janos on saxophones, Vaczi also programming the Budapest Music Center's player piano in unusual ways for the 3-art "Fabula".

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UPC: 748079797055

Label: FMR
Catalog ID: 517-1018
Squidco Product Code: 26891

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2018
Country: UK
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded at LV Studio, in Budapest, Hungary, on May 31st to June 2nd, 2018, by Laszlo Valik.

Player Piano on tracks 2, 3, 4 and 13 recorded at Budapest Music Center, in Budapest, Hungary.


Daniel Vaczi-sopranino saxophone, alto saxophone, piano, player piano programming

Balazs Horvath-double bass

Zsolt Sarvari Kovacs-drums

Marton Fenyvesi-electric guitar, effects

Aved Janos-soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone

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Daniel Vaczi, saxophone: "Father of three children, saxophonist, composer, musical instruments and game designer, researcher and I am a street performer.

I was born in 1972 in Budapest. Hegedültem ten years, then switched to saxophone at the age of seventeen. High School after a year and a half I spent in England, I started utcazenélni. In 1998 I graduated from ELTE Department of Biology as a research ecologist and evolutionary biologist. In 1999 I completed a year at the Department of LFZE jazz saxophone. Mihály Borbély, saxophone, music theory, and Fowler Ivántól and studied music composition.

Triómat Sarvar founded in 2001 Zsolt Kovacs (drums) and Balázs Horváth (bass), whose version of Multi Ávéd John (saxophone) and Marton Fenyvesi (guitar) is added. Plastic was established in 2005 Septetet Brezovcsik Gabor (classical guitar) jointly directed.I am a member of Ektárnak, and the Relational Ektarnak Blonde Quintet, which leader and composer, Szabolcs Szoke (gadulka, sarangi, array mbira) duo, Kalla and Nora (viola da gamba) is complemented by a trio playing. Szabolcs Szoke often proceed with the formation in northern Italy. Periodically or regularly play Gadó Gabor (guitar), Rozmán Louis (clarinet), Geröly Tamas (drums), Benko Robert (bass), Juhász Gábor (guitar), Szalai Peter (tabla, percussion), Augustine, Béla (saxophone, Adolphe Sax Konsort ), Tibor Eichinger (guitar), Laszlo Become (guitar, Kada Ad Libitum) and Davide Boatoval (trumpet). In my program on J. S.The first three of Bach's own compositions and transcriptions csellószvitjének included. I drive more than twenty roles.

My interest gradually turned back towards the old and contemporary classical music, jazz in that direction are employed in most border areas. At the same time instrumental in my work, more and more emphasis on composition: I have developed a musical called the reticular system, which is a new approach to music theory, composition and improvisation techniques which may be used. Both are made strictly structured, mostly canonical works and improvisation based on a equally mixed, freer pieces in this vein.

Numerous plans for a new kind of musical instrument dihexaton symmetrical piano keyboard, or double-barreled quarters loud horns and an unusual layout and analog kalimbák elektrofon wind instruments is also an even deal with various music machines.Developed a card game called Urobo. Researchers music modular arithmetic, geometry, and their relationship színtanhoz.All of these inventions, developments and research in the reticular music is rooted in common ground.

In 2004, three months in India. My younger brother, Christopher Váczi photographers in Prague and Budapest were presented photographs of camera obscura images. The exhibition edited by typographer Paul Laszlo was published in book form as well."

-Daniel Vaczi Website (

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"Balázs HORVÁTH was born in Budapest in 1976. He started to play the violin at the age of seven at the Tóth Aladár Music School (Wambach Ferencné - violin, Margit Magyar - theory). He studied composition basics at the Béla Bartók Music Secondary School with István Fekete Győr and then at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest where he received his degree with honours (Summa cum Laude) in 1999. His professors included Zoltán Jeney, Attila Bozay, and János Vajda. He has finished his DLA in Composition at the Liszt Academy in 2005, while teaching there as well.

Horváth regularly appears at significant events of contemporary music. In summer 1994 he attended the Young Artists' Composition Program at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, lead by Dr. Richard Cornell, in 1997 the 3rd International Young Composers' Meeting in Apeldoorn, Holland and in September 2000 the Stockhausen Hymnen seminar lead by Péter Eötvös and Karlheinz Stockhausen. He also regularly participates in the Bartók Seminar, Szombathely, with such internationally renowned composers and conductors as Bryan Ferneyhough, Michael Jarrell, Marco Stroppa, Denis Smalley and László Tihanyi. In 2003 he was an assistant of Michael Jarrell and Jonathan Harvey at the Bartók Seminar.

He was assistant of Péter Eötvös, Luca Francesconi and András Almási-Tóth at the chamber opera workshop "Out at SEA" in 2013 organized by the Péter Eötvös Contamporary Music Foundation.

He won 2nd prize, Composers' Competition at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest in 1997 and 1999, 3rd prize with at the Composition Competition of the city Kecskemét, Hungary in 1999, 2nd prize at the composers' contest of Vántus István Társaság, Szeged in 2002 (Contraindications) and 2006 (Waiting for...). His Timesongs was selected as a finalist at the 17th ALEA III International Composition Competition, Boston, USA, and was performed on the 2nd October 1999 in Boston.

In 2000 Petrus-Passio won the main prize of the competition "Megváltás" in the Hungarian city of Törökszentmiklós and the following year he won "Consolation Prize" at the International Composition Prize of the Festival Internacional de Orquestas de Jóvenes Murcia (Spain).

He won the 1st Prize with his composition POLY at the 'In Memoriam György Ligeti' composition contest in Berlin (2007).

Horváth received 2nd prize at the Choir-song competition, 2008 of the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest for his piece called Repedezett.

He received 2nd prize at the orchestral category of the New Hungarian Music Forum, 2009 for BORROWED IDEAS.

In 2011 in the final concert of the 2nd New Hungarian Music Forum two pieces by Horváth were performed. For (Tec)tonic he received 2nd prize in the chamber music category, while for the orchestral piece called Faust and friends in the Magic Castle he got the first prize.

He received 2nd prize and Special Prize of EMB at the orchestral category of the New Hungarian Music Forum, 2013 for die ReAlisierung einer komPosition and for Plunderphonic intermezzi in 2017.

Special Prize of RS9 Theatre was given to Horváth in 2016 by the occasion of the 2nd Péter Vallai Contemporary Performing Festival for his songs lines, words, letters...

His compositions are performed in Hungary and abroad as well such as the Budapest Autumn Festival, the Mini Festival - Budapest, the Új Magyar Művek Bemutatója (Premieres of New Hungarian pieces), Hommage a Bartók - Hangversenyciklus 2006 (Concert series, 2006), the Gaudeamus Music Week in Amsterdam, the 25th Centre Acanthes Festival in Villeneuve-lez-Avignon, the Szombathelyi Bartók Festival and Seminar, the Making New Waves, the ISCM World Music Days, Ljubljana (2003), Göteborg (2009) and Zagreb (2011), the Music of Today in London, the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, the FOCUS! 2007: The Magyar Legacy (New York), the Music in Current (Tokyo), the Aspects de Musique d'Aujourd'hui in Caen (France), the Mlada Praha, the musikprotokoll (Graz) and the cresc. Biennale für Neue Musik (Frankfurt).

As a composer he worked with reknown conductors and ensembles such as Péter Eötvös, Kornél Fekete-Kovács, Rivka Golani, Péter Bársony, András Keller, Zoltán Rácz, Joel Sachs, Zsolt Serei, László Tihanyi, Gergely Vajda, Pierre-André Valade, Howard Williams, Pablo Rus Broseta or the Amadinda Percussion Group, the Budapest Saxophone Quartet, the Componensemble, the Concerto Budapest, the Ensemble Modern, ensemble 'de ereprijs', the Göteborg Symfoniker, the Big Band of the Croatian Radio, the Ensemble Intermoduláció, the Modern Art Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of the Hungarian Radio, the RSO Wien, the New Juilliard Ensemble, the Tokyo Sinfonietta, Savaria Symphony Orchestra and the Ensemble UMZE.

In 2004 and 2007 he was working as organiser and one of the artistic leaders of joint projects of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Budapest and the New York based Juilliard School of Music. He also participated at the project as conductor.

Balázs Horváth regularly appears as conductor and performer at special occasions and performances of contemporary pieces. In 2009 he founded THReNSeMBLe with six young musicians with whom they perform contemporary music, especially from young composers. THReNSeMBLe performed pieces by Pierre Boulez, Luciano Berio, Franco Donatoni, Samu Gryllusz, Balázs Horváth,Georg Friedrich Haas, Toshio Hosokawa, Zoltán Jeney, József Soproni, László Tihanyi among others."

-Balazs Horvath Website (

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"Zsolt SÁRVÁRI KOVÁCS is a drummer and percussionist living in Budapest. He studied at Liszt Ferenc musical conservatory (in the Jazz section).He has played with many fantastic musicians including: Gado Gabor,Agoston Bela and Grencso Istvan, Kovacs Linda Quartet and Dresch Mihaly.

Among his longer collaborations are Quartet B (1997-2004) of Borbely Mihaly, and Vaczi Daniel (from 1998 to today). His musical style is heavily influenced by popular music (not only Hungarian), modern

classical music (Bartok, Debussy, Stravinsky, Satie), and by the New York Underground

scene (Joey Baron, Jim Black, Tom Rainey, John Zorn, Tim Berne). From 2004 -2008 he lived in Rome where he played with Maurizio Urbani Quintet,Gabriele Coen Quartet, Negyet Quartet (F.Zacchia-D.Grotelli-S.Cantararno-Zs.Kovacs), and Giuseppe La spina Quartet. He continues to work with these musicians."

-Araraton Facebook Page (

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"Marton Fenyvesi was born in 1986 to a musical family (his father, Bela Fenyvesi, composer, arranger and founding member of the Szelkialto Collective). His musical studies began at the age of 4, became a student of Zoltan Toth and Erika Sara at the Apaczai Music School at the age of 6. Going to secondary and highschool, Marton participated in numerous musical competitions across the country (won main prize on the 1st Children's Festival, and the Helikon Celebrations in the categories of contemporary and classical music)

Was taught jazz guitar and music theory by Zoltan Toth and Krisztian Horvath, got accepted to the Egressy Beni Music School in Budapest in 2005, his teachers were Csaba Czirjak and József Barcza-Horvath, meanwhile he took group lessons with Tibor Markus and Gabor Juhasz at the Bela Bartok Conservatory. In 2006 Marton got accepted to the Franz Liszt Music Academy's jazz department, his teachers were Gyula Babos and Sandor Horanyi.

His first appearances were with Agi Szaloki's „ Listener” quintet, and the Elemer Balazs Group and quartet in 2008, later he got invited to Kornel Fekete-Kovacs's first symphonic orchestra, playing with Kalman Olah, Gabor Winand, Jozsef Balazs, Andras Des, Viktor Hars and former teacher Jozsef Barcza-Horvath (who's own formation includes Marton still today). Later he was on stage with names like Daniel Szabo, Matyas Szandai and Janos Nagy. His first appearance on an album was with the Elemer Balazs Sextet ("Always that Moment II", 2008 BMC Records).

From 2009 he plays with singer Klara Hajdu, later with Linda Kovacs's band as an arranger aswell (Teach me Silence, 2009, BB Productions). In 2010 he gets invited to to Nikoletta Szoke's second trio, playing abroad and in Hungary aswell regurarly. In 2010, he accompnaies Nikoletta on a jazz singer's compilation album, released by Hunnia Records. („ Divas in the Kitchen” , 2010 Hunnia)

He's a soloist on Kristof Bacso's composition entitled „ Budapest Anzix” , played by the Modern Art Orchestra, which Marton's been a member of since 2010. His first big band arrangements were played on the T-Mobile Connection Concert (supporting Rod Stuart), accompaniing Viktor Kiraly and Ibolya Olah. His first author's concert took place in Barka Theatre in 2010.

Marton's first own band was formed in 2008 (Marton Fenyvesi Trio), palying with Bendeguz Varga and Balazs Horvath, and in 2009, he formed his quartet with saxophonist Janos Aved. They played at various well known festivals and venues (Athens European Jazz Festival, Celebration of Hungarian Jazz, Valley of Arts, Palace of Art Showcase etc.).

He formed his first international quartet, the Amsterdam-Budapest Underground in 2009, playing on numerous tours and single gigs around Europe. (more info about the AB Underground:

His second trio, MNM is formed with drummer Marton Juhasz, living in Boston and double bass player Norbert Farkas , living in Graz. They presented their music at the Lamantin Jazz Festival, and played a tour in England in 2010.

Marton started working with singer-songwriter Vera Jonas, living in London in 2010 as an arranger and composer. The EP entitleed „Vera Jonas Pyjama Sessions” was recorded in October that year in Amsterdam, with the Amsterdam-Budapest Underground. The EP fetaured Daniel Mester, saxophonist.

Marton is an active music teacher since September 2010, teaching at the Egressy Beni Music School, he teaches privatly guitar and music theory as well."

-Vera Jonas And Marton Fenyvesi Fleetstreet Resident Program (

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Aved Janos, saxophone: Mindszent (Hungary) born saxophonist, composer, arranger, teacher János Ávéd graduated at Liszt Ferenc Academy Of Music. They achieved a major success with his own band featuring David Binney in 2013 at the Palace Of Arts Budapest. He is developing his new musical language with his own quartet. With the Transform Quintet he played with Joey Calderazzo. As the soloist of the Modern Art Orchestra he worked together with: Benny Golson, Kurt Elling, New York Voices, Péter Eötvös, Adam Nussbaum, Bob Mintzer, David Liebman, Randy Brecker, Chris Potter, Mike Garson, Mezzoforte, Erika Miklósa, Rhoda Scott, Silje Nergaard,...

About Me: "I was born 3rd June 1983 in Szeged (Hungary). Grew up in a little town in the south called Mindszent placed on the river bank of Tisza. Started playing alto saxophone at age 12. Got my musical basics from Ferenc Krupiczer, László Kaszás, Attila Arany-Tóth, Attila Bencsik at music school in Mindszent. Jazz touched me at secondary school (Bethlen Gábor Református Gimnázium) when I switched to tenor. This time I was invited to my teachers bands. We played at weddings and parties around. It was very good ear trainingfor me, because they didn't have any rehearsals and scores at all, I just listened to music and played by heart. This time I also participated of the local brass band in Hódmezővásárhely. We played at the Hungarian Pavilon at the Hannover Expo 2000. In 2001 an audition at Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music led me to have music as my career.

This year I admitted to both school: Budapest University of Technology and Economy and Erkel Ferenc High School of Music (today: Jazz Department of Béla Bartók High School of Music) in the same time. My first saxophonist saxophone teacher was Gábor Kollmann. He built me up again from basics, theory and improvisation technics also. One of my oldest musical friend is from this school also. With the guitarist Gábor Csongrádi we based our first jazz quartet together. About this time I started to compose. We have still this band with Ákos Benkó and Márton Soós named Ávéd-Csongrádi Quartet.In 2005 I got new wise teachers: Mihály Borbély and István Elek. They picked me up as a new saxophone student of Jazz Department of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music. As a student we participated in project called: Souffle d'Orient at Centre Pompidou, Paris. That was a part of their series Les Jeudi's (13.03.2008). Got my academy degree in 2009. My thesis theme was Polytonality in Improvisation: Disjunction and Conjunction of Triad pairs - Hexatonic structures (published in hungarian). I finished my MSc in 2012 as jazz-saxophone teacher at Liszt Academy also.

The Transform Quintet was my first professional band in 2006. Made my first studio recording with them also. I got the experience of touring with Transform feat. Joey Calderazzo. Till 2009 we worked together.In January 2008 Kornél-Fekete Kovács invited me to his big band, Modern Art Orchestra (MAO). I'm still learning here many thing about music, obsession, composing, arranging, staying power. Many musical experiences I got from the MAO cooperations: Péter Eötvös, UMZE Chamber Ensemble, Perico Sambeat, Marc Miralta, Bert Joris.

With the same band we had the opportunity to represent Hungary at the Shanghai Expo in 2010.In 2009 I played in János Ávéd Quartet, Ávéd-Fenyvesi Quartet. We started cooperation with my another wonderful friend Márton Fenyvesi guitarist. A had some experince in free and experimental music in István Grencsó's band and Dániel Váczi's band. That led me to establish Jelen trio. A sax-bass-drums trio with free form music and popular themes from classical, musical or motion picture. Another sax-bass-drums trio is János Ávéd trio for playing straight ahead and my originals as a reduction of my earlier quartet. This time a I got a possibility to play with many musicians from many music in Budapest jazz scene ex. Kálmán Oláh, Elemér Balázs, Gábor Gadó, Nikoletta Szőke, Mihály Borbély, Mihály Dresch, Mátyás Szandai, Dániel Szabó, Kristóf Bacsó, András Dés

I'm trying to strenghten my funk side at Blue Bunny Hammond Band. This time I started to study counterpiont and analysis with the composer Árpád Barabás.

János Ávéd Unity was based with Márton Juhász - drums. That was a fellowship of two generations with pianist Dániel Szabó and bassist József Barcza-Horváth

With some other young player from the jazz scene we estabilished the Konzervnyitó Akciócsoport for finding connections beetween our music and other people outside of music. In our monthly concert series we serve new compositions according to our guest and the theme of the evening. Beetween musical blocks we discuss about this theme with the guest and the audience.

Had a short trip to folk based music with the marvellous singer Szilvia Bognár, great experience. In 2011 I started to use my studies in composing in my trio called János Ávéd Balance. Our long musical friendship with Márton Fenyvesi and Ákos Benkó helps us to find the best choices in music while playing. In concert we try to make music as a free formed random music sequence from my originals theme. Using only musical cues on the spot.

In 2012 it was great honor to play with Miroslav Vitous and Ferenc Németh as a member of Liszt Academy Senior Big Band.

One year later I was invited to another "Balance band". Gyula Babos the famous hungarian guitarist requested me to play soprano and keyboard as a sideman in Babos Ba-Lan-c-E. This music is based on the harmony of hungarian and indian gypsy roots.

European Saxophone Ensemble tour 2012 was for me the first international project where I got many new friends all over Europe. The artistic director, Guillaume Orti is one of the most influental musician in my life. Besides his wonderful music I learned many new views of musicianship: naturality and humility in music.

In October 2012 had debut concert with my own music arranged for MAO.

On 12th January 2013 with Marton Fenyvesi and Ákos Benkó had the opportunity to play together with David Binney was wonderful inspiration of developing my ideas with Ávéd János Balance.

In march at the same year (01.03.2013) I got possibity to perform together with the amazing Kurt Elling. (Kurt Elling feat. Modern Art Orchestra)

Ávéd János Quartet (from 2013) is a band approaches improvisation and music as an abstract stylistic-independent thing. We are coming from different backgrounds, from folk to classical and jazz, researching a new common language. Fassang László is one of the most important improvisator of the hungarian classical organ scene. Drives me to find new waves and sounds of playing.

-Aved Janos Website (

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track listing:

1. Gordius 5:24

2. Fabula I - Penta 3:04

3. Fabula II - Hepta 4:15

4. Fabula III - Dodeka 4:01

5. Ligeti Groove 5:21

6. Opus 72 I - Prolog 1:35

7. Opus 72 II - Essence 2:15

8. Opus 72 III - Groove 3:00

9. Opus 72 IV - Ballad 5:15

10. Opus 72 V - Condense 4:56

11. Opus 72 VI - Jazz 1:42

12. Opus 72 VII - Epilog 2:46

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A persuasive album of lyrical groove-based electric free improv from the Hungarian quintet of Daniel Vaczi on saxophones & piano, Balazs Horvath on double bass, Zsolt Sarvari Kovacs on drums, Marton Fenyvesi on electric guitar & effects and Aved Janos on saxophones, Vaczi also programming the Budapest Music Center player piano in unusual ways for the 3-art "Fabula".

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