The creator of this project, who the quintet was named after, is the composer, arranger, trumpet player, Kornel Fekete-Kovacs. His compositions were mainly known by his jazz ensemble or big band works. After several „whole evening“ and small pieces, the composers attention got focused on the crossover, within naturally on the sound of the symphonic orchestra.
Symphonic jazz is not unfamiliar for listeners. Even in Hungary and all over the World this is one of the most popular way to interpret the smooth melodies, and evergreens of jazz music. Moreover, the fusion of contamporary classical music and contamporary modern jazz isn’t sort of ordinary way of performing. This is the first aim of Kornel Fekete-Kovacs.
The 90 min. musical material is mostly the works of the band leaders composition, furthermore there are two adaptations in the program, a part of Saint Saens‘ Samson and Delilah, as well as a movement from George Friedrich Handel’s Messiah.
From 2010 the project is going to be listenable on CD. Under the lebel Budapest Music Center, this CD contains cca. 70 min. selection of music, from the whole repertoire. This record made in Pecs, in the November of 2009, featuring the Fekete-Kovács Quintet (Kornel Fekete-Kovacs – trumpet, flugelhorn; Gábor Bolla – saxophone; Robert Szakcsi – piano; Márton Soós – bass; András Mohay – drums) and the Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by László Kovács.