Jozsef Horvath Barcza

Upright and Electric Bassist

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Jozsef Horvath Barcza on SoundBetter

I'm a professional classical trained, and improvising bass player musician from Hungary I’ve been doing lots of acoustic and electric bass work both live and in studio with a wide range of artists and bands.

I touring across Europe (mostly), but overseas somtimes, with my singer Wife’s band, I produced her 5 albums to a Japanese label, and made together an album for a Holland label, produced by a Grammy awarded producer sound engineer Helik Hadar. On that record we both formed the rhythm section with Gregory Hutchinson hard-bop, jazz drummer master. I also toured a lot with Ferenc Snetberger ECM released acoustic gypsy guitar virtuoso.
I featured on records, together with players like, Frank London (Klezmatics), Tim Ries (Rolling Stones), Palle Mikkelborg, Erik Truffazz.

I would love to collaborate with you, arrange and record professional Acoustic or Electric Bass on your project! I'm equally happy taking exact instructions (including sheet music and/or demonstration audio track), abstract ones, with creative comping, interacting. I record Double Bass, and electric bass for anything from singles to full albums and in most genres.
I am also an experienced string, horn section arranger so if you need my help with any of that I would love to do that too! Send me a message and let me know about your plans!
I'm looking forward to collaborate with you!

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for József Barcza Horváth
  • Elemér Balázs
  • József Barcza Horváth
  • Christophe Monniot
  • Béla Szakcsi Lakatos
  • Elemér Balázs
  • József Barcza Horváth
  • Christophe Monniot
  • Béla Szakcsi Lakatos
  • Gyula Babos
  • Gábor Juhász
  • Gábor Juhász
  • Gábor Winand
  • Gábor Winand
  • Gábor Winand
  • Off Course
  • Off Course
  • Off Course
  • David Yengibarjan
  • David Yengibarjan
  • David Yengibarjan
  • David Yengibarjan
  • Gábor Winand
  • József Barcza Horváth
  • Áron Tálas
  • Áron Tálas

4 Reviews

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  1. Review by Camilo Silva F Mastering
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    This was one gorgeous track and i got the honor to master it ! Jozsef was awesome and responsive to my feedback and his mixing skills are top-notch, superbly balanced mix. Couldn't get any better than this ! Great gig !

  2. Review by Márton Fenyvesi
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    by Márton Fenyvesi

    József is an outstanding musician: I'm always amazed on his perfectly accurate and defined double bass overdubs, it's so easy to place them in the mix, perfect dynamics, the most defined and consistent tone I have ever heard on the instrument. He has been my mentor for years, he is not only a musician but a skilled recording and mixing engineer as well with numerous highly qualified albums as a music producer. If you need a perfect bass track, hire him asap!

  3. Review by András Dés
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    by András Dés

    I played with József together in several bands and he's one of my favourite bassplayers. His unique and warm bass-sound, soulful playing, creativity and the incredible sense for melodic improvisation makes him an outstanding musician. He also played on many of my soundtracks composed for theater and considering these experiences of collaboration I can highly recommend him.

  4. Review by Adam Balazs
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    by Adam Balazs

    Jozsef played on a number of my soundtracks as bass and upright bass player. He is an exceptionally talented and world-class musician, who is creative and also is very precise when following instructions. I wholeheartedly recommend his services to all looking for top-notch quality.

Interview with Jozsef Horvath Barcza

  1. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  2. A: I have no high end studio gears, I have a decent quality Mic and Audio Interface, I working in Pro Tools daw. I have some experience as sound engineer, I have top noch instruments and I know how to record to sounds good! 😇 I send a microphone and a pickup line track, so possible the blend for taste....

  3. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  4. A: I played concert with Chris Potter one time and Joshua Reedman one time, featuring on album produced by the Grammy Winning producer Helik Hadar and playing on that record with the great drummer Gregory Hutchinson....

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Camilo Silva made me a mastering to a song what I produced to my Wife! He is a outstanding engineer and a super nice guy! Absolutely recommend!

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Best of both!

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: I promise the clients will be satisfy!

  11. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  12. A: I ask most of the time, there is sheet music? You need Acoustic or electric bass track? There is some reference track with midi bass for example? Can you explain the bass function, style, rule in your track? What is the deadline?

  13. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  14. A: I have no advice, he or she can ask me anything about the collaboration! I will do my best to make my clients satisfy!

  15. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  16. A: My Upright, my 6 String Electric a Laptop and my little midi key and a little practice amp.....

  17. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  18. A: Music is my life I will never stop playing, writing, listening music, but I feel, as I’m older and older, I getting tired of the lot of traveling and being far from my family...So I like to do more of studio work, arranging, remote collaborate instead of concerts. That’s why I come here to Sound Better!

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: I’m a melodic player tends more to warmth and sensitive than aggressiveness...

  21. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  22. A: Would be amazing to work with Herbie Hancock, his a genius, his an original Jazz Master but he is always open to new directions. But I would be amazed to work with, Pat Metheny Group, Sting, John Meyer, Alejandro Sanz, Ariana Grande, Anderson Paak,

  23. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  24. A: Mostly I play jazz, but I have master degree of classical music, and I play on a lot of Word Music, Soul, Crossover records and some Latin productions too...

  25. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  26. A: My strongest skill are good reading, very accurate pitch on double bass, bowing, accurate time and collaborate.

  27. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  28. A: I bring to the song what the client expect, and try a little more....😉

  29. Q: What's your typical work process?

  30. A: I listen a song first, if I get a sheet music, I read along with it. I try to imagine my place in the song, try hear inside me the sound, groove and playing style will fit the vibe of the song. And than setup my equipment for the record, maybe I play along for a while, with the song without recording to feel the groove and find my place in the overall sound and than start making the record....

  31. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  32. A: John Patitucci inspired me a lot, since my childhood, I met him several time, I’ve been his workshop, I jury together on a competition, luckily I asked him a lot about his approach, method and musical concept...But there are other who inspire me like,Ray Brown, NHØP, Jaco Pastorius, Francis Rocco Prestia, Pino Palladino, Eberhardt Weber and others...

  33. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  34. A: Mostly I play bass line overdubs, some time an exact line written by arranger, producer or composer, but sometimes my clients ask me to construct or improvise my own bass line based on the producer’s explained concept....

  35. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  36. A: I played concert with Chris Potter one time and Joshua Reedman one time, featuring on album produced by the Grammy Winning producer Helik Hadar and playing on that record with the great drummer Gregory Hutchinson....

  37. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  38. A: Camilo Silva made me a mastering to a song what I produced to my Wife! He is a outstanding engineer and a super nice guy! Absolutely recommend!

  39. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  40. A: Best of both!

  41. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  42. A: I promise the clients will be satisfy!

  43. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  44. A: I ask most of the time, there is sheet music? You need Acoustic or electric bass track? There is some reference track with midi bass for example? Can you explain the bass function, style, rule in your track? What is the deadline?

  45. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  46. A: I have no advice, he or she can ask me anything about the collaboration! I will do my best to make my clients satisfy!

  47. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  48. A: My Upright, my 6 String Electric a Laptop and my little midi key and a little practice amp.....

  49. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  50. A: Music is my life I will never stop playing, writing, listening music, but I feel, as I’m older and older, I getting tired of the lot of traveling and being far from my family...So I like to do more of studio work, arranging, remote collaborate instead of concerts. That’s why I come here to Sound Better!

  51. Q: How would you describe your style?

  52. A: I’m a melodic player tends more to warmth and sensitive than aggressiveness...

  53. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  54. A: Would be amazing to work with Herbie Hancock, his a genius, his an original Jazz Master but he is always open to new directions. But I would be amazed to work with, Pat Metheny Group, Sting, John Meyer, Alejandro Sanz, Ariana Grande, Anderson Paak,

  55. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  56. A: Mostly I play jazz, but I have master degree of classical music, and I play on a lot of Word Music, Soul, Crossover records and some Latin productions too...

  57. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  58. A: My strongest skill are good reading, very accurate pitch on double bass, bowing, accurate time and collaborate.

  59. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  60. A: I bring to the song what the client expect, and try a little more....😉

  61. Q: What's your typical work process?

  62. A: I listen a song first, if I get a sheet music, I read along with it. I try to imagine my place in the song, try hear inside me the sound, groove and playing style will fit the vibe of the song. And than setup my equipment for the record, maybe I play along for a while, with the song without recording to feel the groove and find my place in the overall sound and than start making the record....

  63. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  64. A: I have no high end studio gears, I have a good quality Mic and Audio Interface, I working in Pro Tools daw. I have some experience as sound engineer, I have top noch instruments and I know how to record to sounds good! 😇 I send a microphone and a pickup line track, so possible the blend for taste....

  65. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  66. A: John Patitucci inspired me a lot, since my childhood, I met him several time, I’ve been his workshop, I jury together on a competition, luckily I asked him a lot about his approach, method and musical concept...But there are other who inspire me like,Ray Brown, NHØP, Jaco Pastorius, Francis Rocco Prestia, Pino Palladino, Eberhardt Weber and others...

  67. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  68. A: Mostly I play bass line overdubs, some time an exact line written by arranger, producer or composer, but sometimes my clients ask me to construct or improvise my own bass line based on the producer’s explained concept....

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Sample medley from various albums by various artists

I was the Double Bass and Electric Bass Player in this production

Gear Highlights
  • Max Enders Old Garman Upright Bass
  • Fender Original Vintage 74' Jazz Bass
  • Yamaha TRB II 6 string bass
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