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Vasvári Pál

electric bass

Place of Birth
Date of Birth

26 May 1957 Budapest - 23 June 2016

Pál Vasvári started playing in jazz bands professionally even before completing his studies at the Béla Bartók Conservatory as a pupil of Balázs Berkes. He was a member of the groups Rákfogó (with Gábor Füsti Balogh and Tony Lakatos, among others) and Bacillus (with László Gárdonyi, and also Tony Lakatos), and with the latter he recorded albums and toured Western Europe with great success. In the mid-1980s he formed a group with Krzesimir Debski, composed and prepared arrangemets for it, then in 1986 together with Béla Szakcsi Lakatos he established the Hungarian Jazz Quartet. From 1989 he co-led the band In Line with Gyula Csepregi. They toured Hungary and Europe, made recordings, and invited internationally recognized jazz musicians, such as Dave Samuels and Alex Acuna. Vasvári has also played with foreign artists in his own music projects, thus he appeared on concert stages and made albums with Bernard Maseli, Mike Stern, Russell Ferrante, and Paco Sery. He formed the Pál Vasvári String Trio in 2001 with Miklós Birta guitarist and Frankie Látó violinist. This line-up has remained unchanged to the present day.
Year Title Publisher Code Remark
1983 Tony Lakatos: Tony Lakatos and his friends Krém SLPX 17817 LP
1988 Bratislava Jazz Days '88 Opus 9115 2132-33 2 LPs
1989 Debski-Vasvári Group: Back in Nang Krém SLPM 37285 LP
1990 Pál Vasvári: Don't Stop! Krém SLPX 37451 Own
1990 Csepregi Gyula: In Line Krém SLPX 37367 LP
1991 Robert Mandel: Electrotary Krém HCD 37502
1992 Nyeső Radioton BK706
1992 Pál Vasvári: Pál Vasvári featuring in line group Zsolt Audio PV 492 Own
1992 Csepregi - Pipeline Magánkiadás RMCD 9292
1999 Twin Lines Project: One from the Studio, One from the Stage Periferic Records BGCD 032-033 2 CDs
2000 Vasvári Pál: Tales of the Princess Periferic Records PRCD 1003 Own
2000 Nagy János: Táncok - Fej és írás Magánkiadás 0001 / 0002
2001 Pál Vasvári String Trio: Azur Periferic Records PRCD 1006 Own
2002 Polish-Hungarian Connection Magánkiadás
2004 Vasvári Pál: Night Runner Brüll Note Records BN 0401 Own
2005 Hungarian Jazz Store BMC HMIC BMC PCD 016 Not for sale - only for promotion / 4 CDs
2007 Magyar Jazz Quartet: Last Time Together Gramofon KJCD 2007-01
2009 Gyula Csepregi, Pál Vasvári: In Line 2009 EMI 6866312 Own