Jackie Orszaczky (8 mai 1948, Budapest - 3 février 2008, Sydney) est un musicien, arrangeur et producteur de disque de jazz, blues, rhythm and blues et de funk hongrois vivant en Australie jouant principalement de la guitare basse mais aussi de nombreux autres instruments.
Jeunesse[modifier | modifier le code]
Carrière[modifier | modifier le code]
While in his 20s, Orszaczky was a well known rock guitarist in Hungary.
After returning to Australia in 1974, Orszaczky joining an experimental group Bakery. He then established a career as a leading musician in the front rank of much of the best jazz, soul, funk and rhythm & blues music created in Australia in the 1970s to the 2000s. He also continued to tour in Hungary, and continued to command crowds of 3,000 to 30,000 people at his annual Budapest concerts.
Orszaczky performed with various groups: The Grandmasters, with partner Tina Harrod; Jump Back Jack; the Godmothers; The Orszaczky Budget Orchestra; and, the Jackie Orszaczky Band.
He was musical director and arranger for the Marcia Hines, and wrote arrangements and orchestrations for The Whitlams, You Am I, Hoodoo Gurus, Tim Finn, Savage Garden, Hoodoo Gurus, Grinspoon and Leonardo's Bride. He also collaborated with Tony Buck, Chris Abrahams, Andrew Robson.
His last gig was at the Macquarie Hotel in Surry Hills on 24 janvier 2008, a night the trombonist James Greening described as unbelievable. "Since his illness (cancer) he continued to sing better and better every time I played with him," said Greening, who played with Orszaczky for 25 years. "It was inspiring and really empowering.".
'Piccolo' Bass[modifier | modifier le code]
In the early 1990s, Orszaczky developed the 'piccolo' bass, a high-tuned bass guitar with light gauge bass strings pitched either at D, G, C, F or E, A, D, G. This instrument became his signature in the later years.
Discographie sélective[modifier | modifier le code]
- 2007 - Family Lore, Jackie Orszaczky and the Grand Masters
- 2004 - Shacked Up In Paradise, Tina Harrod, produced by J Orszaczky
- 2001 - Deserted Downtown
- 1994 - SYRIUS MOST, Mult Lesz
- 1975 - Morning in Beramiada
- 1971 - Syrius, Devil's Masquarade
Famille[modifier | modifier le code]
Orszaczky collaborait professionnellement avec sa compagne la chanteuse Tina Harrod. Ils ont deux filles.