Gardony, Laszlo

Sunnyside, 2008CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 14.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Pop+Jazz
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Performance: 4
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Sound: 3
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O’s Notes: Pianist Laszlo Gardony teams up with drummer Yoron Israel and Bassist John Lockwood to perform nine of his new compositions and arrangements. They open with the vibrant “In Transit” and maintain the pace for “Three Minute Mile” including a cool solo from Lockwood. John’s sound is large as is that from Gardony playing strong with both hands. We always felt like the band was larger than a trio. “Summertime” took on new life with the upbeat instrumental arrangement and mild gospel feel that extended into “Sunday Afternoon”. All of the tracks had a jovial feel that kept us feeling good.


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz