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Gergely Barcza

January 11, 2021

Besh o droM is a Balkan music group.

Their music blends folk and contemporary instruments (including the cymbalom and the EWI, in styles ranging from punk-rock to world music.

They acknowledge particular influences from Transylvanian, Jewish, Turkish, Afghan, Egyptian, Lebanese, Armenian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Macedonian and Greek musical traditions.

The band was formed in Budapest in August 1999, recently based in Budapest, Bristol and Jerusalem. Their Romany title in the Lovari dialect (Besh o droM means ’sit on the road’ literally), but its real meaning is ’follow your path, get on with it’. It is also wordplay in Hungarian meaning ’I am rolling…’ (a joint).They have made a special appearance in Miklós Jancsó’s movie Last Supper at the Arabian Gray Horse. They have also composed and performed the original soundtrack for the National Theatre of Szeged’s 2001/2002 season of A

Joe Lovano

December 29, 2020

Joseph Salvatore Lovano (born December 29, 1952) is an American jazz saxophonist, alto clarinetist, tarogatoist, flautist, and drummer. He has earned a Grammy Award and several mentions on Down Beat magazine’s critics’ and readers’ polls. He is married to jazz singer Judi Silvano with whom he records and performs. Lovano was a longtime member of a trio led by drummer Paul Motian.

In the mid 1980s Lovano began working in a quartet with John Scofield and in a trio with Bill Frisell and Paul Motian. In 1993, he played on the album Anything Went by guitarist Bill DeArango, a native of Cleveland. In the late 1990s, he formed the Saxophone Summit with Dave Liebman and Michael Brecker (later replaced by Ravi Coltrane). Streams of Expression (2006) was a tribute to both cool jazz and free jazz. Lovano and pianist Hank Jones released an album together in June 2007, entitled Kids. He played the tenor saxophone on the 2007 McCoy Tyner album Quartet.

Lovano has taught at the Berklee College of Music. He taught Jeff Coffin after Coffin was given a NEA Jazz Studies Grant in 1991.

Downbeat magazine gave its Jazz Album of the Year Award to Lovano for Quartets: Live at the Village Vanguard.

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Milan Milosevic

March 22, 2017


Milan Milosevic Tárogató Artist

It is simply fabulous to play on my newly designed Golden Voice Stowasser J. Tarogato! I am so excited and proud to have taken part in its design and development! Stowasser J. tone, timbre, intervallic control and technical superiority – and pretty much everything else, compared to anything similar I have ever test tried – is a truly ground-breaking experience! Golden key-work is aesthetically an embellishing touch, but sure enough, the golden posts on Cocobolo wooden body contribute measurably to the sound-warmth and wide-open timbre tone properties.

Job well done – Stowasser J. Tarogato!

Milan Milosevic
Doctor of Musical Arts, candidate at The University of British Columbia
Music Director, Vancouver College

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Zoltán Erdő

March 22, 2017

Zoltán Erdő plays his hundred and ten years old Stowasser tarogato he got from his grandfather. In addition to his solo concerts he uses it in classic, folk and jazz ensembles, too. From 2009 he’s the clarinet player of Oláh Dezső Septet where he frequently uses the tarogato in various contemporary compositions. They had gigs in Művészetek Palotája, Budapest Jazz Club, Columbus Jazz ship, the French Institute and the radio’s Márvány terem.

In January 2010, he participated in a two weeks long concert series in New York and Toronto. Recorded their first album with Oláh Dezső Septet in March 2010 with Hunnia Records and EMI. In January 2012 he played the tarogato in Los Angeles; also they recorded album “Tranquillo” with Dezső Oláh jazz pianist.

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