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While searching for other 78rpm records oriented pages I found this one:

http://gramofon.nava.hu/

and was amazed by quality jazz from Hungary.

So let me share this with you some records from above mentioned site (IMHO):

Terrific tenor and muted trumpet solo - no it is not Buck Clayton, but unknown Hungarian musician:

http://gramofon.nava.hu/2052627608/legszebb_varos_batyi

Jimmy Dorsey's hits, terrific alto sax here:

http://gramofon.nava.hu/891886228/a_man_and_his_drum

Something similar to Django/Grappelli style:

http://gramofon.nava.hu/1172092022/vannak_pillanatok

Jazz interpretation of Ferenc Liszt:

http://gramofon.nava.hu/1362503290/o_gondolj_ram

etc.

There is one great researcher in jazz field in Hungary, his name is Simon

Géza Gábor.

Some of his publications, here:

http://jazzbaratdebr.freeblog.hu/archives/2010/04/09/Jazz_Hungaricum_CD-sorozat_bemutato_-_Simon_Geza_Gabor_estje/

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While searching for other 78rpm records oriented pages I found this one:

http://gramofon.nava.hu/

and was amazed by quality jazz from Hungary.

So let me share this with you some records from above mentioned site (IMHO):

Terrific tenor and muted trumpet solo - no it is not Buck Clayton, but unknown Hungarian musician:

http://gramofon.nava.hu/2052627608/legszebb_varos_batyi

Jimmy Dorsey's hits, terrific alto sax here:

http://gramofon.nava.hu/891886228/a_man_and_his_drum

Something similar to Django/Grappelli style:

http://gramofon.nava.hu/1172092022/vannak_pillanatok

Jazz interpretation of Ferenc Liszt:

http://gramofon.nava.hu/1362503290/o_gondolj_ram

etc.

There is one great researcher in jazz field in Hungary, his name is Simon

Géza Gábor.

Some of his publications, here:

http://jazzbaratdebr.freeblog.hu/archives/2010/04/09/Jazz_Hungaricum_CD-sorozat_bemutato_-_Simon_Geza_Gabor_estje/

Gabor Szabo I never met but I liked his guitar sound, ideas, and presentation. It was sort of world music way before that became trendy.

Atilla Zoller I did know. He was was one of the greatest guys I've known, a way underrated player that did a lot for jazz in Berlin after splitting Hungary (I think partly for political reasons) and finally landing in Jackson Heights. He was also an inventor who developed guitars and pickups for companies like Framus. An unforgettable character full of endearing malapropisms, he was always hanging out in clubs encouraging players and being honestly and brutally critical when warranted, but in a tough love way. When fellow guitarist Eddie Diehl had an instrument stolen by dope fiends Atilla heard and gave him one of his. Not a loan, a gift. He was the real gift.

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