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Halper Quintet: Blues from Angelland, 2019

Blues from Angelland mix Youtube

Dedicated to the memory of my father, who was a real Angelland guy, through and through.

In the magnificent city of Budapest there is an old district called Angelland. When I was growing up it was known for its hard working factorymen, gritty old pubs and the famous Vasas soccer club. Two fantastic guitarists were born here: Béla Radics who brought Jimi Hendrix's music behind the Iron Curtain, and Tibor Tátrai who is undoubtedly one of the greatest Hungarian guitarists of all time.

László Halper - Electric and acoustic guitars
Gábor Kollmann - Alto saxophone
István Fekete - Trumpet
Zsolt Kosztyu - Bass
János Sramkó - Drums
Contributing artists:
Eddie Gomez - Double bass (1, 2, 5, 10)
Randy Brecker - Trumpet (9)
Angus Bangus Thomas - Bass (3)
Béla Szakcsi Lakatos - Keyboards (1)
Tony Lakatos - Tenor saxophone (3)
Kornél Horváth - Percussions (4)
Ric Toldon - Percussions (3, 6)
János Solti - Drums (9)
Egon Póka - Bass (9)
Béla Lattmann - Bass (8)
Enikő Samu - Violin (4, 11)
Péter Jánosházi - Cello (4, 11)

All songs are written and arranged by László Halper

1 Boxes 6:57
2 Wednesday 6:28
3 Tip-Top Funk 5:55
4 Sydney Sunset 7:02
5 Little Steps 5:51
6 Old School Funk 6:37
7 Scottish Field 4:19
8 New Song 6:57
9 Blues from Angelland 7:12
10 Silentium 6:05
11 Somewhere, Sometime 2:26

Cover photo: János Wickl (Budapest, Róbert Károly körút 72., 1969), Inside cover photo: László Erhardt
Cover design: Attila Thimár

Don't Stop the Music

Jacks and Jills Youtube
Jacks and Jills live Youtube

Concert in Budapest Jazz Club
feat. Ric Toldon

Castles Made of Sand Youtube
Highway Chile Youtube
Little Wing Youtube
Purple Haze Youtube

Szimpla koncert

Highway Chile Youtube
Voodoo Chile Youtube
Castles Made of Sand Youtube
Who Knows Youtube

Electric Angelland

Stone Free Youtube
Can You see Me Youtube
Have You ever Been... Youtube

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l founded the Band of Gypsys Reincarnation in 2007 with leading jazz musicians of Hungary. Through the sound of the band's music l wanted to create a bridge between the musical world of Jimi Hendrix, the jazz played by Hungarian Gypsies and traditional Gypsy music.

My CD Urban noises came out in 2002. The title refers to the fact that the grooves are made of natural noises.

In 2004 my second CD, Gray Days came out, recorded with my band Urban Noises.
Jackie Orszáczky - vocal, piccolo bass guitar
Zsolt Kosztyu - bass guitar
János Paczkó - keyboards, samplers

In my book 'Zenészlegendák III.' (Musician Legends III) you can read interviews made with members of the first generation of Hungarian rock musicians.
The book is available in PDF

A Music Legends II. has been published in 2014.

This book contains interviews with the generation of the Hungarian jazz which was born after the second world war: Jackie Orszáczky, Béla Szakcsi Lakatos, Vilmos Jávori, Béla Lakatos 'Bögöly', Lajos Kathy Horváth, Gyula Babos, Imre Kőszegi, Mihály Ráduly, János Németh, László Kunu, László Lakatos 'Pecek', Tony Lakatos, Gábor Füsti Balog. The book is available in PDF

My book Music Legends was published in 2004.
It contains the interviews with the most interesting musicians presented in my series of the same title in Radio C.
The musicians presented in the book: Elek Bacsik, Kálmán Banyák, Mátyás Csányi, Andor Kovács, Gábor Radics, Károly Mágó and the famous Patkány brothers.
The recordings I collected from the the musicians presented were published in 2007.
The book is available in PDF

The album Recordings of Legendary Gipsy Musicians was also made in memory of my grandfather Károly Mágó.

The discs and the book can be ordered at the following e-mail address:

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