Eastern Boundary Quartet

Eastern Boundary Quartet

 Budapest, Budapest, HUN
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In 2007 Hungarian musicians Balazs Bagyi and Mihaly Borbely and USA musicians Joe Fonda and Michael jefry Stevens formed the Eastern Boundary Quartet. The group uses Hungarian folk rhythms and melodies in combination with Jazz harmonies and rhythms to form an original "hybrid" improvised music.

Biography

The EASTERN BOUNDARY Quartet ls a collaborative quartet featuring the Hungarian master musicians drummer Balazs Bagyi and saxophonist Mihaly Borbely and the long-standing bass/piano partnership of New York City bassist Joe Fonda and pianist Michael Jefry Stevens (co-leaders of the Fonda/Stevens Group). This quartet first performed together in Europe in 2007, toured the United States in the spring of 2009 and toured Eastern Europe in October. In 2011 the quartet toured Europe supporting their 2nd CD release "Icicles" on Konnex Records. The 2012 European tour produced a wonderful live concert in Brugge, Belgium which has just been released as our third CD. The group toured the USA for the third time in 2015 and will be back on tour in Europe in April of 2016.

The Eastern Boundary Quartet performs original music by all members of the group. The band was formed with the imagination of connecting two worlds of the jazz scene today. This unique collaboration is a mixture of avantgarde jazz and ethno music from Hungary, like a cultural bridge between the USA and Eastern-Europe. This bridge is made of talent, respect, brotherhood and friendship, built by the common language of jazz and improvised music.

Discography

Live from De Werf - ARC Recordings 2013
Icicles "Konnex Records" 2010
Eastern Boundary Quartet "Artisjus" 2007

Set List

The quartet normally performs 2 sets of original music. Each set is approximately one hour in length with a 20 minute intermission.