– THE YEARLY CHRONICLES –

1939, 13 July

born in Budapest. His mother was a singer, later music teacher, his father a practicing doctor

1942 

3 year young György, painted by the well-known Hungarian painter, Márton Lajos
view “
Portrait

1940’s 

as a child he takes piano lessons

1950’s 

he plays in school bands 

1955

formed his first band 

1957

graduation from high school

1957 – 1963

studies at the medical Universiät in Pécs and Budapest

1962 

marriage with Judit Későy (book restorer)

1962 

founded a jazz band and started performing in 1962, where he improvised in some cases, completely free

1962 

freely improvised music concert at a club in Budapest, together with bass player Publik Endre and drummer Szudy János.

1963

qualified as a medical doctor

1963 – 1989

working as a medical doctor in Budapest

1963

birth of their first child Judit

1964

release of LP: “Modern Jazz Anthology 64” / LP Compilation with one Track: B-A-C-H Impressions” recorded 18 March, 1964 at Qualiton Studio, Budapest

audio info liner_notes GSPA1964F 

1964, 18 March

recording one Track “B-A-C-H Impressions”, at Qualiton Studio, Budapest (HU) 
György Szabados Trio:
Szabados György (piano)
Publik Endre (bass)
Helényi Béla (drums)

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

audio info liner_notes GSPA1974F and 2001 again as a remaster on the compilation CD: “The Wedding / Az esküvő plus 3 Bonus Tracks – Jazz History 8”

1965, 27 May

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

audio info Radio recording

1966, 05 Dec.

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

audio info Radio recording

1968

birth of their second child Kinga

1969

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

1970, 07 Feb.

two tracks with “György Szabados Sextet” recording with MR (Hungarian radio)
György Szabados Sextet:
Szabados György (p)
Ráduly Mihály (sax, flute)
Friedrich Károly (trombone)
Balázs Jákó (bass)
Kunos Ferenc (bass)
Debreczeni Csaba (dr)

audio info Radio recording

between 1971, 31 Jan. and 06 Feb.

concert at the XI. International Jazzdays 71 in Cegléd (HU) organised from the Hungarian radio.
Musicians not known

1972, 23 July

first international success at the San Sebastian VII. International Jazz Festival, Spain where his Quintet was awarded on the 25th July the Free Grand Prix of the International Jazz Competition for the composition: “Baltas Zsoltar – Axe Psalm”.
György Szabados Quintet:
Szabados György (p)
Vilmos Jávori (dr)
Kimmel „Apó” László (sax, fl)
Ráduly Mihály (sax, fl)
Vajda Sándor  (bass)

news_en Festivalreview Jazz Forum no. 20 published December 1972
info  San Sebastian VII. International Jazz Festival 1972′ – program page

1972, 08 Oct.

live performance of composition: “Baltas Zsoltar – Axe Psalm” at Erkel Theatre, Budapest (HU)
perhaps with

György Szabados Quintet:
Szabados György (p)
Vilmos Jávori (dr)
Kimmel „Apó” László (sax, fl)
Ráduly Mihály (sax, fl)
Vajda Sándor  (bass)

1973

birth of their third child András

1973, ?? ??

live concert at 2nd Szeged Jazz Days
György Szabados Septet:
Szabados György (piano)
Ráduly Mihály (sax)
Sipos Endre (tp)
Kathy Horváth Lajos (violin)
Friedrich Károly (tb)
Vajda Sándor (bass)

Vilmos Jávori (dr)

movie_hu a short sequence of the concert at about 8:30 sec – broadcasted by Városi Televizió, Szeged, 1995, 26 June

1973, 12 Apr.

live concert at University Stage, Budapest, released 2007 as CD: “Szabados Szextett – Axe psalm / Baltás zsoltár” on GyörFree Label – HCD 346
György Szabados Sextet:
Szabados György (voc, piano)
Ráduly Mihály (ss, ts, fl)
Kimmel “Apó” László (ts, fl)
Vajda Sándor (bass)
Vilmos Jávori (dr)
Kathy Horváth Lajos (violin)

audio info liner_notes GSPA1973F  2007 release CD: “Szabados Szextett – Axe psalm / Baltás zsoltár” on GyörFree Label – HCD 346

music listen also: Audience recording

1973, 16 June

concert with Sextet or Septet at Nagykaniza 
György Szabados Septet or Sextet:
Szabados György (p)
Kimmel „Apó” László (sax, fl)

Ráduly Mihály (sax, fl)
Friedrich Károly (tb) or Sipos Endre (tp) (only if Septet)
Kathy-Horváth Lajos jr. (violin)

Jávori Vilmos (dr)
Vajda Sándor (bass)
info  Csíki verbunk, Szabó Irma vallatása, Ceauswitzi koncert

1973, 08 Sept.

international success at the Pau International Jazz Festival 1973, France with his Septet
György Szabados Septet:
Szabados György (p)
Kimmel „Apó” László (sax, fl)

Ráduly Mihály (sax, fl)
Friedrich Károly (tb)
Kathy-Horváth Lajos jr. (violin)

Jávori Vilmos (dr)
Vajda Sándor (bass)

news_en news_ge Article about “The Szabados Quartet” in Jazz Forum no. 45 published early 1977

news_hu Bognár Ferenc Notes

1974, 20-25 May

recording of LP: “The Wedding” / “Az esküvő” at the Hungaroton Studio, Budapest (HU)
György Szabados Quartet:
Szabados György (piano, zither)
Vajda Sándor (bass)
Kőszegi Imre (dr)
Kathy Horváth Lajos jr. (violin, bass)

audio info liner_notes GSPA1975LPF 1975 released as LP: “The Wedding / Az esküvő”

audio info liner_notes GSPA1974F and 2001 again as a remaster on the compilation CD: “The Wedding / Az esküvő plus 3 Bonus Tracks – Jazz History 8”

1974 – 1976

regular concerts as Quartet and Duo in concert halls, clubs, and hungarian broadcast. The ensemble also performed music for films!
György Szabados & Kathy Horváth Lajos Duo:
Szabados György  (piano)
Kathy-Horváth Lajos jr. (violin, bass)
György Szabados Quartet:
Szabados György (p)
Kathy-Horváth Lajos jr.
Faragó Antal (dr)
Vajda Sándor (bass)

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

1975

release of LP “The Wedding” / “Az esküvő” recorded at the Hungaroton Studio, Budapest 20-25 May, 1974

audio info liner_notes GSPA1975LPF

1975 ?? ??

concert perhaps as Quartet in San Sebastian (Spain)
György Szabados Quartet:
Szabados György (p)
Kathy-Horváth Lajos jr.
Faragó Antal (dr)
Vajda Sándor (bass)

1975 ?? ??

concert perhaps as Quartet in Pamplona (Spain)
György Szabados Quartet:
Szabados György (p)
Kathy-Horváth Lajos jr.
Faragó Antal (dr)
Vajda Sándor (bass)

1976, ?? Dec.

concert at the Bratislava Jazz Days, Central Collage Club Bratislava
György Szabados Quartet:
Szabados György (piano)
Vajda Sándor (bass)
Faragó Antal (dr, perc.)
Kathy-Horváth Lajos Jr. (violin)

audio info GSP1976F_ALT3  One track 1979 released on the compilation LP “Bratislavské Dzezové Dni 1976”

1977, 30 Jan.

playing “Intuitive music” in a Duo with Kathy-Horváth Lajos at Kassák Club, Budapest (HU)

audio info  Audience recording

1977, 20 Feb.

concert with “Contemporary Music Workshop” at Kassák Klub, Budapest (HU)
Compositions:
1. Négy magasság [Jeney Zoltán]
2. Csiga – Indítékok [Szabados György]
3. A hét napból [Karlheinz Stockhausen]
Musicians:
Szabados György – leader, piano
Babits Antal – clarinet
Váczi Tamás – trombone
Kálnai János – oboe, cello
Tréfás István – violin
Körmendy Ferenc – viola
Lőrinszky Attila – double bass
other Musicians unknown

audio info  Audience recording

1977, 20 Mar.

playing “Intuitive music” in a Duo with Kathy-Horváth Lajos at Kassák Klub, Budapest (HU)

audio info  Audience recording

1977, 22 Apr.

concert with “Contemporary Music Workshop” played at University Theatre (Egyetemi Színpad), Budapest (HU)
Compositions:
Csiga [Szabados György]
Musicians:
Szabados György – leader, piano
Babits Antal – clarinet
Váczi Tamás – trombone
Kálnai János – oboe, cello
Tréfás István – violin
Körmendy Ferenc – viola
Lőrinszky Attila – double bass
other Musicians unknown

audio info  Audience recording

playing “Intuitive music” in a Duo with Kathy-Horváth Lajos

audio info  Audience recording

1977, 13 May

playing “Intuitive music” in a Duo with Kathy-Horváth Lajos at Petőfi Sándor Ifjúsági Ház, Győr (HU)

audio info  Audience recording

1978, ?? ??

concert with “Contemporary Music Workshop” played at Kassák Klub, Budapest (HU)
Compositions:

1) Mikolaj Górecki Composition: IV. Pozaunversany (IV. Posaunenkonzert) perhaps:
La Musiquette 4me ‘Trombone Concerto’ / Muzyczka IV “Koncert puzonowy”for trombone, clarinet, cello and piano Op. 28 (1970) ca 9′
see photo of the concert: “Picture”  

2) Terry Riley Composition: In C
see photo of the concert: “Picture
Musicians:
Szabados György (leader, p)
Váczi Tamáz (tb)
Tamás Ferenc (cello)
Babits Antal (cl)
Dés László (sax)
plus perhaps:
Tréfás István (vl)
Körmendy Ferenc (viola)
Lőrinszky Attila (double bass)
other Musicians unknown

news_hu news_ge Bognár Ferenc Notes  

1978, ?? ??

playing “Intuitive music” in a Duo with Kathy-Horváth Lajos at unknown place and date in Budapest (HU)

music   Audience recording

1978, 09 May

playing “Intuitive music” in a Duo with Kathy-Horváth Lajos, in Györ (HU)

audio info  Audience recording

1978, 11 Oct.

Solo concert at Kassák Klub, Budapest (HU)

audio info  Audience recording. One song “Régi ima (Old Prayer)” available 

1978, 26 Oct.

concert with “Contemporary Music Workshop” played at “I. kerületi Tanács Művelődési Ház”, Budapest (HU)
Compositions:

1) Mikolaj Górecki Composition: Elemek, perhaps: (Genesis I: Elementi op. 19 nr 1)
2) Mikolaj Górecki Composition: IV. Pozaunversany (IV. Posaunenkonzert) perhaps:
La Musiquette 4me ‘Trombone Concerto’ / Muzyczka IV “Koncert puzonowy”for trombone, clarinet, cello and piano Op. 28 (1970) ca 9′

3) György Szabados Composition: Bohóc (Clown)
4) Terry Riley Composition: In C
Musicians:
György Szabados with Contemporary Music Workshop ( Composition No.1,2&4)
Szabados György (leader,p)
Babits Antal (cl)
Dés László (sax)
plus perhaps:
Váczi Tamáz (tb)
Tamás Ferenc (cello)
Tréfás István (vl)
Körmendy Ferenc (viola)
Lőrinszky Attila (double bass)
other Musicians unknown

Szabados György & Tarkó Magda Duo (Composition No. 3)
Magda Tarkó (voc)
Szabados György (piano)

news_hu  Concert info

news_hu news_ge  Bognár Ferenc Notes

1979

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

audio info GSP1976F_ALT3

1979 Spring

Solo concert at SOTE Klub, Budapest (HU)

audio info  Audience recording

1979, 14 Feb.

Terry Rileys composition “In C” played with “Contemporary Music Workshop” at Kassák Klub, Budapest (HU)
Musicians:
Szabados György (leader)
Babits Antal (cl)
Dés László (sax)
plus perhaps:
Váczi Tamáz (tb)
Tamás Ferenc (cello)
Tréfás István (vl)
Körmendy Ferenc (viola)
Lőrinszky Attila (double bass)
other Musicians unknown

audio info  Audience recording

news_hu news_ge  Bognár Ferenc Notes

1979, 23 Mar.

Karlheinz Stockhausen composition “Aus den Sieben Tagen (A hét napból)” played with “Contemporary Music Workshop” at Young Artists-Club (fiatal művérsyek klubja), Budapest (HU)
Musicians:
Szabados György (leader, piano)
Tarkó Magda (voc)
Babits Antal (cl)
Kálnai János (english horn, oboe, cello)
Kovács Ferenc (tb, violin)
Melis László (violin)
Körmendy Ferenc (viola)
Lőrinszky Attila (double bass)

news_hu  Concert announcment

1979, ?? May

first solo concert in Novy Sad (ex Yugoslavia)
news_hu  Bicskei Zoltán “Szabados György zenéjének körülírása“ (1980)

1979, 17 May

Terry Rileys Composition “In C” played with “Contemporary Music Workshop” at Technical University of Budapest Szkéné Theatre, Budapest (HU)
Musicians:
Szabados György (leader)
Babits Antal (cl)
Dés László (sax)
plus perhaps:
Váczi Tamáz (tb)
Tamás Ferenc (cello)
Tréfás István (vl)
Körmendy Ferenc (viola)
Lőrinszky Attila (double bass)
other Musicians unknown
Radio recorded but not known to exist anymore

news_hu news_ge  Bognár Ferenc Notes

1979, ?? ??

Duo concert (E-Piano and Bass) in Kisörspuszta (HU)
Musicians:
Szabados György (E-piano)
unknown bass player 

music  Audience recording

1979, ?? ??

Trio concert in Györ (HU) at a 2 Day Festival organised by Hartyándi Jenő
György Szabados Trio:
Szabados György (piano)
Vajda Sándor (bass)
Faragó Antal (dr)

1979 or 1980

Trio concert in Budapest (HU)
György Szabados Trio:
Szabados György (piano)
Vajda Sándor (bass)
Faragó Antal (dr)

music  Audience recording

Note: Jazz Forum No. 69 mention a 1980 Fall concert at the “Contemporary Music Festival, Budapest with the Trio and playing the composition: “Forgotten Songs” – this recording may come from this performance?

1980 or 1981, ?? ??

concert in East Berlin (ex GDR) – not know if solo or with ensemble

1980 or 1981, ?? ??

concert in Leipzig (ex GDR) – not know if solo or with ensemble

perhaps between 1980 and 1982

Solo concert at unknown place and date

music  Audience recording

 perhaps between 1980 and 1982

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

music  Audience recording

1980, 20 Apr.

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

audio info  Audience recording
audio  ALT1-080 – Szabados Trió – Nagykanizsa, 1980. (Alternativ recording)

news_en  Review and picture from this concert published in Jazz Forum no. 66/1980

1980, 30 Apr.

Solo concert at Kassák Klub, Budapest (HU)

music  Audience recording

1980 Fall

wrote the composition “Time-Musik (Idő-zene)”
related_items Composition: Time-Musik (Idő-zene)
related_items György Szabados – String Orchestra compositions

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

audio info In Memoriam György Szabados CD Cover   released again on CD: “In Memoriam Szabados György – Live album by Erno Dohnanyi Symphony Orchestra (2011) – GyörFree Mühely CD” recorded 3 October, 2011 at Café Budapest Contemporary Art Festival.

1980 Fall

Trio concert at the Contemporary Music Festival, Budapest
György Szabados Trio:
Szabados György (piano)
Vajda Sándor (bass)
Faragó Antal (dr)

news_ge news_en  Turi Gábor: Jazz Forum (German & English Edition) No. 69, published 1981

1980, 08 Nov.

Trio concert at RTV Radio-Studio, in Novi Sad (ex Yugoslavia, now SR)
György Szabados Trio:
Szabados György (piano)
Vajda Sándor (bass)
Faragó Antal (dr)

audio info  Audience recording
news_hu  Bicskei Zoltán “Szabados György zenéjének körülírása“ (1980)

1980, 21 Nov.

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

audio info  Audience recording