Artist database

This is the Artist Database of BMC, which includes information about composers, musicians, orchestras, choirs and groups that are either Hungarian or Hungarian by origin or live in Hungary, as well as information about releases recorded with them.

Test Jazz Group

Orchestra, choir, ensemble

The band was formed in 1983 originally playing jazz-rock compositions of great American artists. They have been giving concerts since that year. The Test Jazz Band (as it was called initially) welcomed several well-known musicians of Hungary during the years, among them was Elemér Balázs, Péter Dandó, Attila Darvas, Gábor Cvikovszky, Mihály Borbély, Tamás Tóth, Mbaye Ndiaye, Sándor Tóth, and Murugan Mohan. The only constant member of the band has been keyboard player György Regály, who received his diploma at the Jazz Department of the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in 1987. He has been the partner of outstanding Hungarian players, László Dés, László Gőz, Attila László, Tony Lakatos, Gyula Babos, Géza Lakatos "Pecek", Imre Kőszegi, Péter Dandó, and Elemér Balázs, to name just a few. He was the member of the bands No-Spa and Jazz Vitamin, and has played in a number of European countries with different formations. Currently he teaches piano at the Jazz Department of the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music besides leading Test Jazz Group. At the moment, the other members of the band are Károly Dráb bass player and Gábor Szende drummer with occasional guest appearances by guitarist Gyula Babos. Together with changes in the line-up, the style of the band has also moved from a more mellow chamber jazz to a kind of electric jazz fusion mixed with elements of drum‘n’bass, trip-hop, hip-hop, ambient, 2steps, big beat, funky and R’n’B. They have played at all major domestic festivals.
Year Title Publisher Code Remark
1999 Test Jazz Group: Örömvízesés
(Waterfall of the Joy)
Fonó Records FA-067-2 CD Own
2005 Hungarian Jazz Store BMC HMIC BMC PCD 016 Not for sale - only for promotion / 4 CDs