Szandra Szoke represents a new generation of singer- songwriters in the Hungarian jazz scene. Having teamed up with exquisite, experienced jazz musicians, the Szandra Szoke Quintet defines itself as modern jazz ensemble with a unique, story-telling angle, making an attempt to find balance between lyrics that are rich in thought and music that is colourful and excels in virtuosity.

The members of the quintet are:

Szandra Szoke | voice
Gabor Cseke | piano
Istvan Fekete | trumpet
Peter Olah | double bass
Csaba Pusztai | drums

Music

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FREUD’S FOREST

“We have experienced a multitude of things since the release of our first album and these changes show in the lyrics as well as in the melodies. Our new album’s tone is an eclectic one, it is a patchwork that is quite the challenge to label. You are free to wander around this music as if in a forest – that’s where the title Freud’s Forest comes from.”

Recorded at B&T Phoenix Studio, Hungary
Recording, mix and master by Janos Bohus
Producer: Ibolya Toth
Cover art by Kata Nemes Takach
Design by René Margit

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The album was backed by the National Cultural Fund of Hungary (NKA).

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Memory Palace

„This album is the result of a lot of inner wars, roaming, andsoul-searching. It may even perhaps manifest itself as a journeyinto my soul. This is highly personal material, hence it’suneasiness. Each song is a mirror-image, if you take a glance atit, you get to like it, and if you face it for long, it grabs hold ofyou and won’t let go. At once it’s heart-warming and gloomy. Itkeeps you company, and echoes in you. But what if I like it thisway?”

Recorded at SuperSize Recording, Hungary.
Recording by Gabor Noniusz.
Mix and master by Dexter
Cover photograph by Skrabán Judit
Photograph by Schindl Gabriella
Design by René Margit

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