– THE YEARLY CHRONICLES –

1939, 13 July

Born in Budapest. His mother was a singer, later music teacher, choir member in the Budapesti Kórus and Székesfővárosi Énekkar; his father was a practicing physician.

1942

György 3 years, painted by the Hungarian painter Márton Lajos
see:
Portrait

1940’s

Starts taking piano lessons

1950’s

Playing  in school bands

1955

Foundation of his first band in the grammar school including Attila Sasvári (sax)

1957

Graduation from high school

1957 – 1963

Medical studies at universities in Pécs and Budapest

1959

Founded a jazz band and started performing: his play was peppered with improvisations

1959

Concert of the Szabados “Chamber Jazz Sextet” in the Astoria bar in Budapest (HU). 
György Szabados (piano)
Csaba Deseő (violin)
Balázs Berkes (double bass)
János Szudy (drum)
Players of flute and clarinet are not known

  Deseő Csaba: Kettős fogás (Bp : Gramofon könyvek, 2017), page 66
 
László Matisz talks with Csaba Deseő about the beginning of jazz life in Hungary, 2001 (IN: Jazzkutatás)

The end of the 50s 

The Bulgarian double bass player Bosko Vukosavlevich visited Balázs Berkes in his home and a jam session took place.
Musicians:
György Szabados (piano)

Bosko Vukosavlevich (double bass)
Balázs Berkes (double bass)

Attila Sasvári (clarinet)
Barna Palkó (drums)
Öcsi Lakatos (trumpet ?)

– and Berkes probably took the picture.
  Photo of the jam session: György Szabados, Attila Sasvári, Öcsi Lakatos, Barna Palkó.

 Oral Jazz History – Balázs Berkes, player and teacher of double bass remembers (BERKES BALÁZS – Szakmai (ön)életrajz I. rész [In: 2012. október 12.,  Földváry Balázs]

1960

Concert of the Szabados Quartet in the Bartók Theatre (today: Park Színpad) during the first jazz festival of the youth in Budapest. Different bands gave a concert of 4 hours.
György Szabados Quartet:
György Szabados (piano)
name of the other musicians is not known

  Simon Géza Gábor – Magyar jazztörténet (Hungarian Jazz history) (Budapest, Magyar jazzkutatási társaság, 1999), page 149.

1962

Marriage with Judit Későy (book restorer)

1962

His trio performs improvised music in the Dalia Jazz Club in Budapest (HU). They played music from the 3rd volume of Bartók’s Microcosmos and some own compositions
György Szabados Trio:
György Szabados (piano)
Endre Publik (double bass)
János Szudy (drums)

1963, January – April

The YOUTH JAZZ CLUB NEWSLETTER (IFJÚSÁGI JAZZ KLUB HÍRADÓJA) was a publication of four issues between January and April 1963. One of them published a popularity list based on audience votes. The ranking of pianists placed Szabados on second place after Kornél Kertész. Photos and notes conc. György Szabados were published as well.

 Deseő Csaba: Kettős fogás (Bp : Gramofon könyvek, 2017), page 73
  The list

1963

Duo concert with Endre Publik in the Dália Jazz Club in Budapest (HU): half hour improvisation without prior consultation
György Szabados Duo:

György Szabados (piano)
Endre Publik (double bass)

1963

Qualified as medical practitioner

1963 – 1989

Working as medical practitioner in Budapest

1963

Birth of their first child – Judit

1963, 16 Dec.

Trio concert in Pécs (HU)
György Szabados Trio:
György Szabados (piano)
Endre Publik (bass)
Ottó Várnay (drums)

Announcement:
  in Dunántúli Napló, 1963.12.18

1964

Release of the compilation LP album “Modern Jazz Anthology 64”  with one track: “B-A-C-H Impressions” recorded on the 18 March, 1964 in the Qualiton Studio, Budapest

audio info liner_notes GSPA1964F 

1964, 18 March

Recording of the track “B-A-C-H Impressions”, in the Qualiton Studio, Budapest (HU) 
György Szabados Trio:
György Szabados (piano)
Endre Publik (bass)
Béla Helényi (drums)

audio info liner_notes GSPA1964F 1964 released on the compilation LP: “Modern Jazz Anthology 64”

audio info liner_notes GSPA1974F and 2002 again as a remaster on the compilation CD: “The Wedding / Az esküvő plus 3 Bonus Tracks – Jazz History 8”

1964, 14 April

Solo concert in Pécs (HU)
György Szabados (piano)

Announcement:
  in Dunántúli Napló, 1964, 12 April

1964, 3 May

Trio concert in the Szegedi Ifjúsági Jazz Klub, in Szeged (HU)
György Szabados Trio:
György Szabados (piano)
other musicians are not known but perhaps:
Endre Publik (bass)
Béla Helényi (drums)

Announcement:
  Yellow documents published today by Attila Csányi, part 9 in Jazzma 2012.02.14.

1964, 25 May

Trio concert during the International Jazz Festival in Budapest (HU)
György Szabados Trio:
György Szabados (piano)
Endre Publik (bass)

Béla Helényi (drums)

Performance of
I.  Judit
II.  An old oak tree (Egy öreg tölgy)
III.  B-A-C-H Impressions

Note: in An old oak tree István Bergendi played alto saxophone

1964, 20 Dec.

Trio concert in Pécs (HU)
György Szabados Trio:
György Szabados (piano)
Gábor Lukovich (bass)
Károly Szabó (drums)

Announcement:
  in Dunántúli Napló,1964.12.18

1965, 27 May

Hungarian radio recording of two compositions.
György Szabados Quintet:
György Szabados (piano)
István Bergendy (alto saxophone)
Gábor Tánczos (trumpet)
Péter Scholcz (double bass)
Béla Csiki (drums)

audio info Radio recording

1966, 23 or 24 April

Concert of the Szabados Quintet during a Jazz Festival in the Zeneakadémia, Budapest (HU) 
György Szabados Quintet:
György Szabados (piano)
name of the other musicians is not known

  Deseő Csaba: Kettős fogás (Bp : Gramofon könyvek, 2017), page 85

1966, 5 Dec.

Hungarian radio recording of one composition.
Musicians:
György Szabados (piano)
Jaromir Hnilicka (trumpet)
other musicians unkown

audio info Radio recording

1967

Radio recording with the Trio:
György Szabados Trio:
György Szabados (piano)
Ernő Rahói (double bass)
Csaba Debreczeni (drums)

1967

Concert with the Quintet in a concert hall in Semmelweis street in Budapest (HU). They played following compositions: „A zarándokok tánca a cédrusfánál Libanonban” (Csontváry darab), (Dance of the pilgrims around the cedar tree in Lebanon (referring to Csontváry’s painting), „Anti nóta” ( Anti song) and others
György Szabados Quintet:
György Szabados (piano)
Rudolf Tomsits (trumpet)
Attila Sillye (trombone)
Ernő Rahói (double bass)
Béla Csiki (drums)

1967

Quintet concert during the jazz festival in Budapest (HU)
György Szabados Quintet: 
György Szabados (piano)
Rudolf Tomsits (trumpet)
Attila Sillye (trombone)
Ernő Rahói (double bass)
Béla Csiki (drums)

1968

Birth of their second child Kinga

1969

Concert at the Jazz contest, organized by the Hungarian Radio.
Musicians known to have played in the band:
György Szabados (p)
Balázs Jákó (bass)

1970, 07 Feb.

Recording of two tracks with the “György Szabados Sextet” by the Hungarian Radio
György Szabados Sextet:
György Szabados (piano)
Mihály Ráduly (sax, flute)
Károly Friedrich (trombone)
Balázs Jákó (bass)
Ferenc Kunos (bass)
Csaba Debreczeni (drums)

audio info Radio recording

1971

The Szabados Quintet performs the Axe Psalm (Baltás Zsoltár) inspired by the singing of worshippers in village churches.
György Szabados Quintet:

György Szabados (piano)
Károly Friedrich (trombone)
László Kimmel „Apó” (saxophone)
Csaba Debreczeni (drums)

István Huszti (double bass)

between 1971, 31 Jan. and 06 Feb.

Concert at the XI. International Jazzdays 71 in Cegléd (HU) organised within the Hungarian Radio’s Jazz Week
Musicians:
György Szabados (piano)
Ferenc Kunos (bass)
Balázs Jákó (bass)
Csaba Debreczeni (drums)

  the Hungarian Radio’s Jazz Week 1971.01.31-02.06. – From the program (collection of Attila Csányi)

1972 or 1973

 György Szabados: Jarrett költemény (The Poetry of Jarrett) [In: Szabados György – Írások I., 2008]

1972, April

Quintet concert in the Centrum Jazz Club in Budapest (HU)
Musicians:
György Szabados Quintet:
György Szabados (piano)
László Kimmel (sax)
Károly Friedrich (trombone)
István Huszti (bass)
Csaba Debreczeni (drums)

  Article: Centrum Jazzklub – Simon Géza Gábor, Magyar Ifjúság 1972.05.05

1972, 23 July

First international success at the San Sebastian VII. International Jazz Festival, Spain. His Quintet was awarded on the 25th July the Free Grand Prix of the International Jazz Competition for the composition: “Baltás Zsoltár – Axe Psalm”.
György Szabados Quintet:
György Szabados (piano)
Vilmos Jávori (drums)
László Kimmel „Apó” (saxophone, flute)
Mihály Ráduly  (saxophone, flute)
Sándor Vajda (bass)

Jam Session: the Quintett played a blues with Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson.

news_en  Festival review in Jazz Forum no. 20 published December 1972
info  San Sebastian VII. International Jazz Festival 1972′ – program page
  Lovas Gyula’s interview with György Szabados: “Népzenei ihletés a jazzben (As folk music inspires jazz )” [In: Film Színház Muzsika, 1972. aug. 19.]
  Picture
  Picture
  Kobzos Kiss Tamás talking with György Szabados: “To be worthy of the Creator / Hogy a Teremtőhöz méltó legyen”, on 19 February 2009; published by “Kortárs Online” in January 2012

1972, 08 Oct.

Live performance of the composition: “Baltás Zsoltár – Axe Psalm” in the Erkel Theatre, Budapest (HU)
Assumed contributors:
György Szabados Quintet:
György Szabados (piano)
Vilmos Jávori (drums)
László Kimmel „Apó” (saxophone, flute)
Mihály Ráduly  (saxophone, flute)
Sándor Vajda (bass)

  Egy koncert tanulságai – article by  Fejes László, Film Színház Muzsika, 1972.10.14
  Botrány az Erkelben – article by  Hegedős László, Magyar Ifjúság 1972.október
  Poster of the concert – planned for the 9th  October
  a page of Mihály Ráduly’s calendar 

1972, 22 Nov.

Live performance during the Hungarian Radio’s Jazz Week – 1972, November 20-26, in Szeged (HU)
György Szabados Quintet:
György Szabados (piano)
Vilmos Jávori (drums)
László Kimmel „Apó” (saxophone, flute)
Mihály Ráduly  (saxophone, flute)
Sándor Vajda (bass)

  program – page 1
  program – page 2

1972, 27 Dec.

Live performance on the University Stage (Egyetemi Színpad) in Budapest (HU)
György Szabados Sextet:

György Szabados (piano)
László Kimmel „Apó” (reeds)
Mihály Ráduly (reeds)
Lajos Kathy Horváth (violin)

Sándor Vajda (bass)
Vilmos Jávori (drums)

  Ticket for the concert – Egyetemi Színpad, 1972, December 27
  a page of Mihály Ráduly’s calendar 
  A magyar dzsesszstílusért – article by Simon Géza Gábor, Magyar Ifjúság 1973.02.23

1973

Birth of their third child András

1973, 29 March

Free Jazz concert in Nagykanizsa 
György Szabados Sextet:
György Szabados (piano)
László Kimmel „Apó” (saxophone)
Mihály Ráduly  (saxophone, flute, clarinet)
Lajos Kathy Horváth jr. (violin)
Vilmos Jávori (drums)
Sándor Vajda (bass)

   Information to the compositions:: Csíki verbunk, Szabó Irma vallatása, Ceauswitzi koncert (Verbunkos from Csík, The Interrogation of Irma Szabó, Ceauswitz Concert / Verbunkos aus Csík, Irma Szabó’s Verhör, Ceauswitz Konzert) 
  Free zene Nagykanizsán – Polai György, Film Színház Muzsika, 1973, June 16.
  Invitation to the concert in Nagykanizsa, Városi Úttörőház

1973, 12 Apr.

Live concert at the University Stage (Egyetemi Színpad), Budapest, released in 2007 as a CD: “Szabados Szextett – Axe psalm / Baltás zsoltár” on GyörFree Label – HCD 346
György Szabados Sextet:
György Szabados (vocal, piano)
Mihály Ráduly (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, flute)
László Kimmel “Apó” (tenor saxophone, flute)
Sándor Vajda (bass)
Vilmos Jávori (drums)
Lajos Kathy Horváth (violin)

audio info liner_notes GSPA1973F  2007 release of the CD: “Szabados Szextett – Axe psalm / Baltás zsoltár” on GyörFree Label – HCD 346
audio info  Baltás zsoltár (Axe Psalm) – Egyetemi Színpad, 1973.
audio info  Szabados – Baltás zsoltár (Axe Psalm)

  Ticket for the concert 1973, April 12
  a page of Mihály Ráduly’s diary 1973.04.12. – Egyetemi Színpad, Szabados concert

1973, 23 Apr.

Live concert in the Ganz-MÁVAG Community Center (Ganz-MÁVAG Művelődési Központ), Budapest (HU)
György Szabados Sextet:

György Szabados (vocal, piano)
Mihály Ráduly (saxophone)
László Kimmel “Apó” (saxophone)
Sándor Vajda (bass)
Vilmos Jávori (drums)
Lajos Kathy Horváth (violin)

  Announcement in Népszava,1973.04.22

1973, 10 June

Live concert during the 2nd Szeged Jazz Days
György Szabados Sextet:
György Szabados (piano)
Mihály Ráduly (saxophones)
Lajos Kathy Horváth (violin)
Károly Friedrich (trombone)
Sándor Vajda (bass)

Vilmos Jávori (drums)

movie_hu  Talking about the event – broadcasted by Városi Televizió, Szeged, 1995, 26 June
  Article about the II.Szeged Jazz Days – Simon Géza Gábor, in Jazzfreund 1973 September
  Poster of the concert

1973, 28 August

Live concert in Üröm (HU) 
György Szabados Sextet:
György Szabados (piano)
Mihály Ráduly (saxophone)
László Kimmel “Apó” (saxophone)

Lajos Kathy Horváth (violin)
Sándor Vajda (bass)

Vilmos Jávori (drums)

  Invitation to the concert

1973, 8 Sept.

International success at the Pau International Jazz Festival 1973, France with his Septet, playing the compositions: Katonazene and Csiki verbunk
György Szabados Septet:
György Szabados (piano)
László Kimmel „Apó” (saxophone, flute)

Mihály Ráduly (saxophone, flute)
Károly Friedrich (trombone)
Lajos Kathy Horváth jr. (violin)

Vilmos Jávori (drums)
Sándor Vajda (bass)

news_en news_ge  Article about “The Szabados Quartet” in Jazz Forum no. 45 published early 1977
news_hu  Bognár Ferenc’ Notes
  Poster of the concert
  Programs of the Pau International Jazz Festival

1973, 05 Nov.

Concert of the quartet in the Erkel Színház (Erkel Theater), Budapest
György Szabados Quartet:
György Szabados (piano)
Lajos Kathy Horváth jr. (violin)
Ferenc Kunos (bass)
Vilmos Jávori (drums)

news_hu  Article: Magyar jazzmuzsikusok az Erkel Színházban – Gonda János, Magyar Nemzet 1973, November
news_hu  Article: Koncert az Erkelben – Fejes László, Film Színház Muzsika 1973.11.17

news_hu  Announcement of the concert – Jazzhíradó 1973, no 4.

1974, 5 Feb.

Lecture in the Jazz Klub in Nagykanizsa: Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane and Don Cherry

   Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane and Don Cherry

1974, 15 March

Szabados quartet’s concert in the Fészek Klub, Budapest (HU)
György Szabados Quartet:
György Szabados (piano)
Sándor Vajda (bass)
Vilmos Jávori (drums)
Lajos Kathy Horváth jr. (violin)

  Invitation to the concert

1974, 19 April

Solo concert in Debrecen
György Szabados Solo:
GyörgySzabados (piano)

1974, 20-25 May

Recording of György Szabados first LP “The Wedding” (Az esküvő) in the Hungaroton Studio, Budapest (HU)
György Szabados Quartet:
György Szabados (piano, zither)

Sándor Vajda (bass)
Imre Kőszegi (drums)
Lajos Kathy Horváth jr. (violin, bass)

audio info liner_notes GSPA1975LPF  The LP “The Wedding”  (Az esküvő) is released in 1975

audio info liner_notes GSPA1974F  and in 2002 again as a remaster on the compilation CD: “The Wedding / Az esküvő plus 3 Bonus Tracks – Jazz History 8”

1974 – 1976

The Quartet and the Duo perform regularly in concert halls, clubs and the Hungarian Radio. The ensemble also provided music for films.

György Szabados & Lajos Kathy Horváth Duo:
György Szabados  (piano)

Lajos Kathy-Horváth jr. (violin, bass)

György Szabados Quartet:
György Szabados György (piano)
Lajos Kathy Horváth  jr. (violin)
Antal Faragó (drums)
Sándor Vajda (bass)

news_en news_ge  Article about the Szabados Quartet in Jazz Forum no. 45 published early 1977

1975

Release of the LP “The Wedding” (Az esküvő) recorded in the Hungaroton Studio in Budapest 20-25 May, 1974

audio info liner_notes GSPA1975LPF

1975, 27 Jan.

The Szabados Quartet’s concert in Szombathely (HU)
György Szabados Quartet:
György Szabados (piano)

Lajos Kathy Horváth  jr. (violin)
Antal Faragó (drums)
Sándor Vajda (bass)

  Poster of the concert

1975, 1 March

Quartet concert in the Egyetemi Színpad (University Stage) of the ELTE university in Budapest (HU)
György Szabados Quartet:
György Szabados (piano)

Lajos Kathy Horváth  jr. (violin)
Antal Faragó (drums)
Sándor Vajda (bass)

1975, 14 June

Concert during the Jazz Weekend in Veszprém (HU)
(most probably the Quartet)
György Szabados Quartet:
György Szabados (piano)

Lajos Kathy Horváth  jr. (violin)
Antal Faragó (drums)
Sándor Vajda (bass)

  Poster of the concert

1975, between 19 – 24 July

Concert during the 10th Jazz Festival in San Sebastian (Spain)
György Szabados Quartet:
György Szabados (piano)

Lajos Kathy Horváth  jr. (violin)
Antal Faragó (drums)
Sándor Vajda (bass)

  Poster of the  San Sebastian Jazz Festival 

1975, July

Concert in Pamplona (Spain)
György Szabados Quartet:
György Szabados (piano)
Lajos Kathy Horváth  jr. (violin)
Antal Faragó (drums)
Sándor Vajda (bass)

1975, 29 Sept.

Concert in the Erkel Színház in Budapest (HU)
György Szabados Quartet:
György Szabados (piano)
Lajos Kathy Horváth  jr. (violin)
Antal Faragó (drums)
Sándor Vajda (bass)

  Poster of the concert

1976

MOZIKÉP „Movie picture” (11 min.) – Short movie directed by Tóth János with musical numbers of György Szabados

  Film presentations in the BMC in Budapest: on the 16th October 2019 short films by János Tóth. Among others: Mozikép (Movie picture)
  1982: Örökmozi (Eternal movie) short filmy by János Tóth – with excerpts of György Szabados’ compositions

1976

Composing the music of Snail (Csiga)
related_items  Komposition: Snail (Csiga)
 Csiga [In: Jazz Studium ’83 – No.5, page 71-74]
info    György Szabados: Essay: A CSIGÁ-ról (Snail / Schnecke)  [In: Műhely, 1993] & [In: Szabados György – Írások I., 2008]

1976

Színe és fonákja – is the title of the series of literature and music performance in different places in Hungary, like in the Benedictine Grammar School in Pannonhalma (HU)
György Szabados (piano)
György Erdélyi (selection of poems)

  Színe és fonákja – article by Tamás Kipke [In: Vigília 1976_8. p.571-572]

1976, 10 Feb.

Concert in the Bercsényi Klub, Budapest (HU) – together with the exhibition  of Berki Viola
György Szabados (piano)
György Erdélyi (poetry)

  The program of the Bercsényi Klub in 1976

1976, 2 March

Concert in the Bercsényi Klub, Budapest (HU) – together with the exhibition  of Urbán György
György Szabados – Lajos Kathy Horváth jr. Duo:
György Szabados (piano)
Lajos Kathy Horváth  jr. (violin)

  
The program of the Bercsényi Klub in 1976

1976, 9 March

Concert in the Bercsényi Klub, Budapest (HU) – together with the exhibition  of Fejes László
György Szabados (piano)
György Erdélyi (poetry)

  The program of the Bercsényi Klub in 1976

1976, 6 April

Concert in the Bercsényi Klub, Budapest (HU) – together with the exhibition of Galántai György
György Szabados – Lajos Kathy Horváth jr. Duo:
György Szabados (piano)
Lajos Kathy Horváth  jr. (violin)

  The program of the Bercsényi Klub in 1976

1976, 20 April

Solo concert in the Bercsényi Klub, Budapest (HU) – together with the exhibition of Gross Arnold
György Szabados solo:
György Szabados (piano)

  The program of the Bercsényi Klub in 1976

1976, 4 May

Concert in the Bercsényi Klub, Budapest (HU) – together with the exhibition of Swierkiewicz Róbert
György Szabados – Lajos Kathy Horváth jr. Duo:
György Szabados (piano)
Lajos Kathy Horváth  jr. (violin)

  The program of the Bercsényi Klub in 1976

1976, 12 Oct.

Concert in the Bercsényi Klub, Budapest (HU) – together with the exhibition of Illés Árpád
György Szabados solo:
Szabados György (piano)

  The program of the Bercsényi Klub in 1976

1976, 26 Oct.

Concert in the Bercsényi Klub, Budapest (HU) – together with the exhibition of Maurer Dóra
György Szabados – Lajos Kathy Horváth jr. Duo:
György Szabados (piano)
Lajos Kathy Horváth  jr. (violin)

  The program of the Bercsényi Klub in 1976

1976, 2 Nov.

Concert in the Bercsényi Klub, Budapest (HU) – together with the exhibition of Maurer Dóra
György Szabados (piano)
György Erdélyi (poetry)

  The program of the Bercsényi Klub in 1976

1976, 23 Nov.

Concert in the Bercsényi Klub, Budapest (HU) – together with the exhibition of Farkas Ádám
György Szabados – Lajos Kathy Horváth jr. Duo:
György Szabados (piano)
Lajos Kathy Horváth  jr. (violin)

  The program of the Bercsényi Klub in 1976

1976, Dec.

Concert during the event Live at the Bratislava Jazz Days 1976 in Bratislava, Central Collage Club
György Szabados Quartet:
György Szabados (piano)
Sándor Vajda (bass)
Antal Faragó (percussions)
Lajos Kathy-Horváth Jr. (violin)

audio info GSP1976F_ALT3  In 1979 release of the compilation LP “Bratislavské Dzezové Dni 1976” with one track by the Szabados Quartet: Dance-Music (Tánczene) 

1977, 30 Jan.

Playing contemporary improvisative music in Kassák Klub, Budapest (HU)
György Szabados  – Lajos Kathy Horváth Duo:
György Szabados (piano)

Lajos Kathy Horváth (violin)

audio info  Audience recording

1977, 20 Feb.

Concert with the Contemporary Music Workshop in the Kassák Klub, Budapest (HU)
Compositions:
1. Négy magasság (Four heights)  [Zoltán Jeney]
2. Csiga – Indítékok (Snail – motives) [György Szabados]
3. From the seven Days [Karlheinz Stockhausen]
Musicians:
György Szabados (leader, piano)
Antal Babits (clarinet)
Tamás Váczi (trombone)
János Kálnai (oboe, cello)
István Tréfás (violin)
Ferenc Körmendy (viola)
Attila Lőrinszky (double bass)
other musicians’ name not known

audio info  Audience recording

1977, 20 Mar.

Playing contemporary improvisative music in Kassák Klub, Budapest (HU)
György Szabados  – Lajos Kathy Horváth Duo:
György Szabados (piano)
Lajos Kathy Horváth (violin)

audio info  Audience recording

1977, 17 April

An evening with music and poems in Kassák Klub, Budapest (HU)
György Szabados (piano)

György  Erdélyi (poems)
Audio recording known to exist

1977, 22 Apr.

Concert with the Contemporary Music Workshop in the University Theatre (Egyetemi Színpad), Budapest (HU)
Composition:
Csiga (Snail) by György Szabados
Musicians:
György Szabados (leader, piano)
Antal Babits (clarinet)
Tamás Váczi (trombone)
János Kálnai (oboe, cello)
István Tréfás (violin)
Ferenc Körmendy (viola)
Attila Lőrinszky (double bass)
name of other musicians not known

audio info  Audience recording

Playing contemporary improvisative music with Lajos Kathy Horváth
György Szabados  – Lajos Kathy Horváth Duo:
György Szabados (piano)
Lajos Kathy Horváth (violin)

audio info  Audience recording

1977, 13 May

Playing contemporary improvisative music in the Petőfi Sándor Ifjúsági Ház, Győr (HU)
György Szabados  – Lajos Kathy Horváth Duo:
György Szabados (piano)
Lajos Kathy Horváth (violin)

audio info  Audience recording
audio 
ALT1 – Audience recording

1978

Concert within the event “Contemporary Music Workshop” in Kassák Klub, Budapest (HU)
Compositions:
1) Mikolaj Górecki: La Musiquette 4me ‘Trombone Concerto’ / Muzyczka IV “Koncert puzonowy” for trombone, clarinet, cello and piano Op. 28 (1970)
  photo of the concert  

2) Terry Riley: In C
  photo of the concert
Musicians:
György Szabados (leader, piano)

Tamás Váczi (trombone)
Ferenc Tamás (cello)
Antal Babits (clarinet)
László Dés (saxophone)
and maybe:
István Tréfás (violin)
Ferenc Körmendy (viola) 
Attila Lőrinszky Attila (double bass)
name of other musicians  not known

news_hu news_ge  Notes by Ferenc Bognár 

1978

Playing contemporary improvisative music in Budapest (HU), place and date unknown
György Szabados  – Lajos Kathy Horváth Duo:
György Szabados (piano) 
Lajos Kathy Horváth (violin)

music   Audience recording

1978, 16 April

An evening with music and poems in the Kassák Klub, Budapest (HU)
György Szabados (piano)

György  Erdélyi (poems)

Note: Audio recording known to exist

1978, 09 May

Playing contemporary improvisative music in the Petőfi Sándor Ifjúsági Ház, Győr (HU)
György Szabados  – Lajos Kathy Horváth Duo:
György Szabados (piano) 

Lajos Kathy Horváth (violin)

audio info  Audience recording
audio  ALT1 – Audience recording

1978, 11 Oct.

Solo concert at Kassák Klub, Budapest (HU)
György Szabados Solo:
György Szabados (piano)

audio info  Audience recording of one track:  Régi ima (Old Prayer) 

1978, 26 Oct.

Concert with the Contemporary Music Workshop in the I. kerületi Tanács Művelődési Ház, Budapest (HU)
Compositions:

1) Mikolaj Górecki: Genesis I: Elementi op. 19 nr 1
2) Mikolaj Górecki: La Musiquette 4me ‘Trombone Concerto’ / Muzyczka IV “Koncert puzonowy” for trombone, clarinet, cello and piano Op. 28 (1970)
3) György Szabados: Bohóc (Clown)
4) Terry Riley: In C
Musicians playing the compositions 1), 2), 4):
György Szabados with the Contemporary Music Workshop:
György Szabados (leader, piano)
Antal Babits (clarinet)
László Dés (saxophone)
And maybe:
Tamás Váczi (trombone)
Ferenc Tamás (cello)
István Tréfás (violin)
Ferenc Körmendy (viola)
Attila Lőrinszky (double bass)
name of other musicians  not known

Composition 3)
by György Szabados & Magda Tarkó Duo:
Magda Tarkó (vocal)

György Szabados (piano)

news_hu  Concert poster
news_hu news_ge  Notes of Ferenc Bognár

1979

 PDF Download PDF Download  Essay: A Kodály-kérdéshez (About the “Kodály-question” / Zur “Kodály-Frage”) [In: Vigilia 1979_11 & In: Magyar Felsőoktatás 1993 II.]

1979

  Essay: A dzsessz nyomorüsága (Jazz misery) [In: Vigilia 1979_11] & [In: Szabados György & Váczi Tamás: A zene kettős természetű fénye (tanulmányok, esszék), 1990] & [In: Szabados György – Írások I., 2008, old. 24-26]

1979

  Essay: Korunk zenéje 1979. (The music of our time – 1979) [In: Vigilia 1980_2]

1979

Hommage á Nagy László – literature and music evening – evoking the spirit of the great Hungarian poet László Nagy – place in Hungary, exact location is not known
György Szabados (piano)
György Erdélyi (selection of poems)

  Nagy László emléke – H.B. [Béla Hegyi Béla] [In: Vigília 1979_7. p.496-497]

1979

Release of the compilation LP “Bratislavské Dzezové Dni 1976” with the piece “Tánczene (Dance-Music)”  from the December 1976 concert during the Bratislava Jazz Days.

audio info GSP1976F_ALT3

1979 Spring

Solo concert in the SOTE Klub, Budapest (HU)
György Szabados Solo:
György Szabados (piano)

audio info  Audience recording

1979, 14 Feb.

Terry Riley’s composition “In C” performed with the Contemporary Music Workshop in Kassák Klub, Budapest (HU)
Musicians:
György Szabados (leader)
Antal Babits Antal (clarinet)
László Dés (saxophone)
And maybe:
Tamás Váczi (trombone)
Ferenc Tamás (cello)
István Tréfás (violin)
Ferenc Körmendy (viola)
Attila Lőrinszky (double bass)
name of other musicians  not known

audio info  Audience recording
news_hu news_ge  Notes of Ferenc Bognár

1979, 14 Mar.

Lecture given in the Lawyers Club (Jogász klub) in Pécs with the title: John Coltrane and the contemporary music (no recording or transcription are known)
  György Polai’s interview in the paper Universitas in Pécs: György Szabados on the Hungarian Jazz, published 1979, 22 March
  Introductory words to a “discovered treasure” – György Szabados’ Lecture in Nagykanizsa, published – Beregi Szemle, March 2015
    Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane and Don Cherry

1979, 17 Mar.

Dance performance by the ensemble Pécsi Balett, choreography by Imre Eck for the composition of Szabados’ Miracle in the Pollack Mihály Műszaki Főiskola in Pécs (HU).

The composition Miracle is among the music recorded on the LP album The Wedding (Az esküvő) released in 1975
audio info liner_notes GSPA1975LPF  
  Egy talált tárgy elé – article by György Polai in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Beregi Szemle 2015. March

Note: It was a surprise for Mr. Szabados: he heard about the ballet presentation one day before the theatre event during his stay in Pécs. In was difficult to get entrance tickets for the show…

1979, 23 Mar.

Karlheinz Stockhausen’s composition “From the seven Days” performed with the Contemporary Music Workshop in the Young Artists Club, Budapest (HU)
Musicians:
György Szabados (leader, piano)
Magda Tarkó (vocal)
Antal Babits (clarinet)
János Kálnai (english horn, oboe, cello)
Ferenc Kovács (trumpet, violin)
László Melis (violin)
Ferenc Körmendy (viola)
Attila Lőrinszky (double bass)

news_hu  Concert announcment

1979, 17 May

Terry Rileys Composition “In C” played with the Contemporary Music Workshop in the Szkéné Theatre of the Technical University of Budapest HU)
Musicians:
György Szabados (leader)
Antal Babits (clarinet)
László Dés (saxophon)
plus perhaps:
Tamáz Váczi (trombone)
Ferenc Tamás (cello)
István Tréfás (violin)
Ferenc Körmendy (viola)
Attila Lőrinszky (double bass)
other Musicians unknown

Note: The Hungarian Radio recorded the performance but we don’t known whether the recording still exists

news_hu news_ge  Information by Ferenc Bognár 

1979, 22 May

Solo concert in the Jazz Club of the Ifjúsági Ház in Pécs (HU)
György Szabados Solo:
György Szabados (piano)

  Poster of the concert

1979, 15 June

First concert in Novy Sad (Serbia) at the  Ifjúsági Tribűn
Musician:
György Szabados Solo:
György Szabados (piano)

news_hu
  Article by Zoltán Bicskei: Szabados György zenéjének körülírása (1980)
  Poster of the concert

1979, 21-22 July

Presentation of the ballet made for the Szabados piece Miracle. Choreography by Imre Eck, performing: the Pécsi Balett.

The composition Miracle is among the music recorded on the LP album The Wedding (Az esküvő) released in 1975.
audio info liner_notes GSPA1975LPF   
  Announcement: Énekek éneke – Balettest ’79 in Dunántúli Napló, 1979.07.20

1979, 24 Aug.

Solo concert (E-Piano) in Kisörspuszta (HU)
Musician:
György Szabados (Fender piano)

music  Audience recording

1979, Aug. & Sept.

  Péter Szigeti’s interview with György Szabados: Jegyzőkönyv (Protocol) [In: Új Symposion 1979. december 17. & Gy. Sz.: Irások III.,2015]

1979, Oct.

 Musical and spiritual well-being (Zenei notesz: Zenei és szellemi otthonosság) [In: Vigilia 1979_10] & [In: Szabados György – Írások I., 2008]

1979, 26 Dec.

Christmas concert in Kassák Klub, Budapest (HU), with Trio and Contemporary Music Workshop

I. György Szabados Trio:
György Szabados (piano)
Sándor Vajda (bass)
Antal Faragó (drums)

music  Audience recording

II. Contemporary Music Workshop:
György Szabados (conductor,piano)
other Musicians unknown

1980

 PDF Download PDF Download  Essay: A Kodály-jelenség (The Kodály phenomenon / Das Kodály-Phänomen) [In: Magyar Felsőoktatás 1993 II.]

1980

 Essay: Nem a hangszerkészítés segítene? (Wouldn’t instrument making help?) [In: Vigilia 1980_3]

1980

 Essay: Most is, mint mindenkor (Now, as always) [In: Vigilia 1980_7]

1980

 Essay: Most is, mint mindenkor (Now, as always) [In: Vigilia 1980_7]

1980

  György Szabaods: Egy könyv, amiről szólni kell [In: Szabados György – Írások I., 2008]

1980

 A hagyomány és a folytonosság — ma (On tradition and Continuity) [In: Jazz Studium ’83 – No.5 & Szabados György & Váczi Tamás: A zene kettős természetű fénye, 1990 & Szabados György – Írások I., 2008]

1980

  Gábor Turi’s interview with György Szabados: an original Hungarian [In: Jazz forum. International Edition. Warsaw, no. 109 (6/1987). Pp 48-51]

1980

  Gábor Turi’s interview with György Szabados: A szabadság kötöttségei (Boundedness of freedom) [In: Valóság, 1980/2. & Megjelent továbbá: Zenekultúránkról -1982 & Azt mondom: jazz – 1983]

1980 or 1981

Concert in East Berlin (ex GDR) – not known if solo or with ensemble

1980 or 1981

Concert in Leipzig (ex GDR) – not known if solo or with ensemble

 Probably between 1980 and 1982

Trio concert at unknown place and date
György Szabados Trio:
György Szabados (piano)
Sándor Vajda (bass)
Antal Faragó (drums)

music  Audience recording

1980, 20 Apr.

Trio concert in Nagykaniza (HU) during the 8th  International Jazz Weekend
György Szabados Trio:
György Szabados (piano)
Sándor Vajda (bass)
Antal Faragó (drums)

audio info  Audience recording
audio  ALT1-080 – Szabados Trió – Nagykanizsa, 1980. (Alternativ recording)
  Program of the VIII. Nemzetközi Dzsesszhétvége – Nagykanizsa,1980.04.18-20
news_en  Review and picture concerning this concert published in Jazz Forum no. 66/1980

1980, 30 Apr.

Solo concert in Kassák Klub, Budapest (HU)
György Szabados Solo:
György Szabados (piano)

audio info  Solo by Szabados in Kassák Klub, 1980

1980, Summer

György Szabados held lectures for students in the Tatabanya Jazz Camp.
 
Jazz és népzene (Jazz and Folk Music) – It was unpublished, but lectured at the Tatabánya International Jazz Camp in 1980

1980, 27 Aug.

Trio concert in the Vajdahunyad vár, Budapest (HU)
Musicians:
György Szabados Trio:
György Szabados (piano)
Sándor Vajda (bass)
Antal Faragó (drums)

  Poster of the concert

1980, 28 Aug.

Concert in the Fényes Adolf Terem, Budapest (HU)
Musicians:
György Szabados Solo:
György Szabados (piano)

& perhaps Jam Session with
Sándor Vajda Trio:
Mihály Dresch (saxophone)
Sándor Vajda (bass)
István Baló (drums)

  Announcement of the vernissage of the jazz-photo exhibition of László Fejes with concert; in Film Színház Muzsika 1980.08.23

1980 Fall

Composing the music of Time-Music (Idő-zene)
related_items  Composition: Time-Musik (Idő-zene)
related_items  György Szabados – String Orchestra compositions

audio info liner_notes GSA1997F  Released on CD in 1997: György Szabados: Time-Music (Idő-zene) & Béla Bartók: Divertimento & Román népi táncok (Rumanian Folk Dances)

audio info In Memoriam György Szabados CD Cover   Released again on the CD: In Memoriam Szabados György – Live album by the Ernő Dohnányi Symphony Orchestra (2011) – a GyörFree Mühely CD, recorded on the 3rd October 2011 during the  Café Budapest Contemporary Art Festival.

1980, Oct.

 Essay: Hogyan tanítsuk korunk zenéjét? (How to teach the music of our time?) [In: Vigilia 1980_10]

1980, 3 Oct.

Trio concert during the Budapest Music Weeks in Zeneakadémia (Music Academy), Budapest (HU)
György Szabados Trio:
György Szabados (piano)

Sándor Vajda (bass)
Antal Faragó (drums)

news_ge news_en  Gábor Turi: review in Jazz Forum (German & English Edition) No. 69, published in 1981
  Jazz-hangverseny a Zeneakadémián – review by Kinga Jálics with photos in Film Színház Muzsika 1980.11.08
  Poster

1980, 30 Oct.

Trio concert at ELTE Jogász Klub, Budapest (HU)
György Szabados Trio:
György Szabados (piano)
Sándor Vajda (bass)
Antal Faragó (drums)

  Program of the ELTE Jogász klub, 1980.10.30

1980, 08 Nov.

Trio concert in the RTV Radio-Studio, in Novi Sad (Serbia)
György Szabados Trio:
György Szabados (piano)
Sándor Vajda (bass)
Antal Faragó (drums)

audio info  Audience recording
news_hu  Article by Zoltán Bicskei: Szabados György zenéjének körülírása (1980)

1980, 21 Nov.

Trio concert in Szeged (HU)
György Szabados Trio:
György Szabados (piano)
Sándor Vajda (bass)
Antal Faragó (drums)

audio info  Audience recording