Born: February 15, 1939 Primary Instrument: Violin
Violinist Csaba Deseo (1939) studied at Béla Bartók Conservatory in Budapest, got his diploma in 1961. His jazz-career started in the middle of the 1960s, beside concerts in Hungary he soon appeared at international jazz festivals in Prague, Warsaw, Berlin, Zagreb, Bled and Ljubljana. His first LP entitled “Four String Tschaba” was recorded 1974 in West Germany by MPS-BASF with German, Swedish and English musicians.
Deseo played in different formations with top Hungarian performers - Gabor Szabo, Aladar Pege, Tony Lakatos, Laszlo Gardony, Tommy Vig etc. - and also played with Jean-Luc Ponty, John Lewis, Martin Drew, Dusko Goykovic, Bosko Petrovic and many others. Between 1967-1999 he was also member of the Hungarian State Philharmonic Orchestra, with them he toured the world from Japan to the US and of course whole Europe. In the last years he is playing with the best musicians of the young generation from the Budapest jazz-scene. On the cover of his CD “Tale” he wrote: “We have recorded songs near to our hearts in the hope that they will reach all those, who in our world gone mad, still love melody, harmony and SWING.”
ULTRAVIOLA (1977) - Hungaroton
BLUE STRING (1984) - Hungaroton
HOT CLUB BUDAPEST (1985) w. Andor Kovacs – guit. - Hungaroton
THE SWINGING VIOLIN (1993) w. Bosko Petrovic, Jazzette – Zagreb
MAGIC VIOLIN (1995) Pannon Jazz – Hungary
SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING OLD (1997) Pannon Jazz
KEEP COOL (2000) Pannon Jazz
FUNKY VIOLIN (compilation) (2001) Hungaroton
TALE (2003) w.Istvan Gyarfas trio - Drum-Art rec.-Hungary
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