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Kaltenecker Zsolt


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Date of Birth

Zsolt Kaltenecker was born on the 12 October 1970. He began his studies in classical music at the age of 8. After some years he became interested in improvisation and composition. He graduated from the jazz piano department of the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music Budapest in 1996. In the autumn of the same year he continued his studies as a private pupil of Jaki Byard in New York. In 1999 his solo CD called Songs From The 20th Century won the The Best Jazz Album Of The Year Award. Since 2002 he has been playing electrical instruments regularly. He is looking for new ways to break out from the barriers of the traditional piano-trio. The music of the Kaltenecker trio is world music, jazz, pop, rock, new age, all of these at the same time. This seemingly eclectic style results in a very characteristic sound. Since 2000 the recordings of Zsolt Kaltenecker have appeared in Japan as well: 6 of his CDs have been sold in several thousand copies on the island so far.
Year Title Publisher Code Remark
1994 Kaltenecker Zsolt: Music Box Binder Music Manufactory Own
1996 Károly Binder - Zsolt Kaltenecker: Two Pianos Binder Music Manufactory
1997 Kaltenecker Trió: Ivory Tower Magneoton 3984-21453-2
1999 Kaltenecker Trio: The Crossing Warner 8573-81400-2
1999 Kaltenecker Zsolt: Songs from the 20th Century - Live KCG Records KCG 002 Own
2000 Kaltenecker & Dés: In the Beginning There Was the Rhythm KCG Records KCG003 Own
2001 Kaltenecker Trio: Rainy Films KCG Records KCG 005
2002 Kaltenecker Trió: Triangular Expressions KCG Records KCG007
2002 Andrew J. & Kaltenecker: Melodies Juice Records JUI019-6LP2
2002 Kaltenecker-Papesch-Dés: Wanderlust KCG Records KCG 009
2003 A.K.A.: Sad Magánkiadás AKA-001-2003 Own
2004 Kaltenecker Trió: Alchimia KCG Records KCG013
2005 Hungarian Jazz Store BMC HMIC BMC PCD 016 Not for sale - only for promotion / 4 CDs
2007 Kaltenecker: Impossible R&V Records RV001 Own
2009 Columbus Jazz Nights Vol.1 - Live At The Columbus Jazz Ship Hunnia Records HRCD 922
2009 K. L. B. Trio: Just like jazz X-produkció XP-039
2009 DJ Ryow a.k.a. Smooth Current: Optical Axis Octave OTCD-2172
2010 Hammondarium: Dirty Hunnia Records HRCD 1010
2010 Bin-Jip: Enter Lab6 Records LB6CD01
2011 Kaltenecker Trio: Winter's Tale Periferic Records BGCD 215
2012 Kaltenecker Trio: 1705 Hunnia Records HRCD1207
2015 1705: Zone BMC Records BMC CD 221
2016 Little bird in the Lee - BMC records 2014-2016 BMC Records BMC PCD 033
2022 Mozes & Kaltenecker: Futurized BMC Records BMCCD315 Own