Wednesday, 19 September 2018
Lajos Dudas with the great Toto Blanke in Sunshine State from 1985
I couldn't avoid buying this one when I saw the involvement of the great Toto Blanke, much mentioned here before. He contributed one composition called Que tal Carlos and otherwise seems quite self-effacing, in fact that would apply as a description of his track. Keyboardist Ernst Hartmann contributed 2 songs both kinda humdrum, with the remainder penned by the leader, clarinetist Dudas, whose brief discogs bio reads
Hungarian jazz clarinetist, born 18 February 1941 in Budapest, Hungary.
Despite the title the songs reference West Coast places incl. the famous and beautiful Pacific Highway, which I have yet to have the fortune to see: