Lajos Dudas


  1. Falsa Baiana
  2. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
  3. Interplay
  4. A Quiet Day
  5. Smile
  6. Take 5
  7. Vierd Blues
  8. Your’s Is My Heart Alone

produced by

Lajos Dudas & Philipp van Endert

Executive producer

Philipp van Endert & André Nendza

recorded and mixed by

Lorenz Naumann & Florian van Volxem at Stonehedge Studio


Lajos Dudas – Klarinette
Philipp van Endert – Gitarre
Kurt Billker Drums – Percussion
Jochen Büttner – Percussion


„Almost 20 years ago I have produced Some Great Songs volume 1 for Sunny Moon Records. Famous tunes of Henry Mancini, Jerome Kern, Ellington, Attila Zoller among others. Now it is time for volume 2 with songs of Brubeck, Miles Davis, Ch.Chaplin, Franz Lehar…set up for today’s time.“  Lajos Dudas

„It’s been a long time since the great German-Hungarian clarinetist Lajos Dudas released the first volume of Some Great Songs (Double Moon Records, 1998). Here he is again with an especially diverse collection of material, ranging from bossa nova to modern jazz to standards. These are intimate arrangements centered around Dudas‘ clarinet and Philipp van Endert’s guitar; they are joined by Kurt Billker or Jochen Büttner on percussion on five of the eight tracks… Some Great Songs Vol.2 is an apt title indeed. And the songs get the great arrangements and playing they deserve. allaboutjazz, 2/2017

Lajos Dudas is the kind of artist who is constantly developing and changing – he could as well be termed an explorer, both as the interpreter of classical clarinet works or as a composer and jazz musician. Living in Germany he has established himself as one of the most important clarinet players in the European jazz scene. The french music journal Jazz Magazine honoured Dudas as “the innovator of the clarinet in modern jazz”. Guitar player Philipp van Endert differs from his colleague in his style a lot. Having graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, his approach to jazz originates in modern and contemporary jazz. His style bears the inscript of the American roots passed on to him by his teachers: Steve Khan, Jon Damian, Rick Peckham and Bret Willmott.

These two artists produce more than just a simple encounter of two improvisers. Different approaches, different styles, different generations and different stories bounce against each others. An exciting dialogue arises between Lajos Dudas ́ tender and free-tonal playing and Philipp van Enderts vigorous rhythm.

Release Date: 2017/03/10
Catalogue-No.: 5106JS

Sample Track

Lajos Dudas
Fals Baiana
Five Birds