Donna Lee, played by two Hungarian accountants and a yoda lookalike
Saturday, November 14th, 2009
This has to be one of the finest jazz trios to come out of Hungary (let’s ignore the haircuts and the suits). The late, great, Aladár Pege on double bass, the brilliant Gusztáv Csík on piano and some impeccably tight drumming from Géza Lakatos Pecek. They make this Miles Davis classic (wrongly attributed to Charlie Parker) really swing. Fantastic jazz. Watch the way the classically trained Pege tears through his solo whilst not looking at his bass once. No wonder he was called the Paginini of the double bass. In my book he’s right up there with the legendary NHOP.