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.

Gőz László


Place of Birth
Date of Birth

He attended a secondary music school operating under the direction of Zoltán Kodály, where he played the violin for five years. He graduated from the Béla Bartók Conservatory of Music with a degree in jazz and classical music, subsequently from the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music as a trombonist and a teacher of music in 1976. He has been teaching history of music, ear training and jazz improvisation at the jazz department of the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music since 1978.

He was a founding member of the new music ensemble Group 180, renowned for its contemporary music concerts and recordings (Group 180: Coming Together ; Steve Reich, László Melis, Béla Faragó). Between 1979 - 1989, as a member of Group 180, he played at several opening performances of contemporary music pieces. During this period the group played over 400 concerts all over Europe at various music festivals, recording for the Hungarian Radio, the Süddeutscher Rundfunk, the Hessischer Rundfunk, Radio France and the Hungarian Television, in cooperation with musicians like Steve Reich, Petr Kotik, Alvin Curran, Chris Newman, György Szabados, László Vidovszky and others.

He was also founding member of Fodderbasis, a "non-materialistic bulletin" begun in 1988, participating in its projects (Wiener Festwochen - Austria, Music of the Future Festival - Budapest), publications and recording of music for films.

In 1989 he founded the group Brass Age, with which he recorded two albums (Brass Age: Brass Tones; Blue in Blue).
In 1994, together with Péter Erdélyi, he founded the ESP Group releasing three albums since then.

He is a well-known studio musician and has performed on over 100 albums. In 1996 he played together with Jiggs Whigham, and in 1998 with Carl Fontana.

In 1996 he founded Budapest Music Center Hungarian Music Information Center, then in 1998 the BMC Records, which have released about a 300 Hungarian contemporary, jazz, and classical CD's up to now.

The new building of Budapest Music Center opened its doors in 2013. The 4,000-square-meter building houses a 350-seat concert hall, the Opus Jazz Club, the Hungarian Music Information Center and Library, the Eötvös Péter Contemporary Music Foundation, as well as rooms for cultural and business events.

In 2003 László Gőz was awarded with the Gold Cross Of Merit Of The Republic Of Hungary for his work in the field of contemporary Hungarian music.

In December 2023, his work was recognised with the Prima Primissima award.
Year Title Publisher Code Remark
1983 180-as csoport I.
(Group 180 - I.)
Hungaroton SLPX 12545 LP / Reissue on CD: HCD 12545 (1995)
1985 180-as csoport II.
(Group 180 - II.)
Hungaroton SLPX 12799
1985 Márta István: Szíveink
Hungaroton SLPX 12563
1989 Melis László: Maldoror énekei; Chiron öszvérgyógyászata; The Ceremony
(The Songs of Maldoror; Mulomedicina Chironis; The Ceremony )
Hungaropop 014-25978 LP
1991 Brass Age: Blue in Blue Bouvard & Pécuchet GBP 001
1992 Semmi különös, csak egy kis zene mozgó képekhez
(Ain't Nothing But a Little Bit Of Music For Moving Pictures)
TomK Records 1955 2311 The soundscapes have been originally composed for the
film cycle 'Private Hungary' by Péter Forgács
1993 A Lelkiismeret - Narratív Kamaradarabok
(The Conscience - Narrative Chamber Pieces)
Leo Records CD LR 185
1995 180-as csoport I.
(Group 180 - I.)
Hungaroton HCD 12545 Reissue of Hungaroton SLPX 12545 (1983)
1995 ESP Group: Waiting Bouvard & Pécuchet VBP 033
1998 Viszonylagos Dolgok
(Relative Things)
Leo Records CD LR 250
1998 Hungarian Jazz Trombone Company with Carl Fontana: First time together BMC Records BMC CD 015
1998 Márta István: Sound in Sound out - Kapolcs Riadó
(István Márta: Kapolcs Alarm)
Hungaroton HCD 31829
1999 Syrius: Széttört álmok Hungaroton HCD 17491
1999 ESP Group: Colours BMC Records BMC CD 033
1999 Bosambo Trio: Tongue-tied BMC Records BMC CD 022
2000 Melis László: Henoch apokalipszise
(The Apocalypse of Enoch)
BMC Records BMC CD 035
2001 ESP Group: Night Sounds BMC Records BMC CD 050
2002 Winand Gábor: Corners of My Mind BMC Records BMC CD 057
2003 Winand Gábor: Agent spirituel BMC Records BMC CD 091
2004 Eötvös Péter: Snatches
(Péter Eötvös: Snatches)
BMC Records BMC CD 097
2005 Hungarian Jazz Store BMC HMIC BMC PCD 016 Not for sale - only for promotion / 4 CDs
2008 Dés László: A fal mögött Hungaroton HCD 17771
2018 Modern Art Orchestra Plays Béla Bartók: Tizenöt magyar parasztdal
(Modern Art Orchestra Plays Béla Bartók: 15 Hungarian Peasant Songs)
BMC Records BMC CD 265
2019 Moment's Notice Trio: Creation
(Moment's Notice Trio: Creation)
BMC Records BMC CD 285 Own