8/10/2017

R.I.P. Marian Varga (1947-2017)

Marian Varga, composer and keyboard player, undisputed genius of Slovak (or Czechoslovak) progressive music, died on August 9, aged 70.












https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marián_Varga

7/27/2017

News from Amplion Records

Newest news to be announced....



These are the samples from NTS - ZappornO on their producer's soudcloud profile:



http://bandzone.cz/nts




From the album "Phoenix" (Amplion Records 2016)

Michal Nejtek - piano, keyboards
Pavel Hrubý - soprano, alto & tenor sax
Jaromír Honzák - double bass
Daniel Šoltis - drums, percussion

Spontaneous compositions by four Czech jazz & contemporary music masters, recorded August 2015 at Sono Records, Czech Republic. Produced by Alexej Charvát.




From the album "Kompas" (Amplion Records 2015)

Zuzana Dumková - vocals, electric guitar, slide guitar.
Marcel Bárta - tenor & soprano sax.
Josef Štěpánek - steel guitar.
Michal Nejtek - keyboards.
Andrés Ibarburu - bass guitar.
Miloš Dvořáček - drums.

Music, lyrics & arrangement by Zuzana Dumková.

http://www.zuzanadumkova.cz

All Amplion Records albums since 2015 as CDs, mp3 or flac obtainable via http://www.arta.cz (search for specific title) ... or as usual mp3 at Spotify, Deezer, Google Play, iTunes....



AMPLiON RECORDS fb page

TBC... +  pavel-hruby-releases-his-first-solo-album

7/20/2017

International Music Festival Dobršská brána, August 25-26, 2o17


Dobršská brána (aka The Gate of Dobrš) Festival, located in historic village Dobrš (South Czech region, near Strakonice city) is focused on alternative crossfields of folklore, contemporary chamber music and improvisation. All the info about programme, place, accomodation, etc. can be found on Festival website.


Friday August 25

16.00 _ Garth Knox – kostel Zvěstování P. Marii
18.00 _ Mantaban3jo – zámek – venkovní pódium
20.00 _ Prázdné hory jsou plné větru a deště – zámek – venkovní pódium
22.00 _ Barry Guy & Maya Homburger – kostel Zvěstování P. Marii




Saturday August 26

11.00 _ John Buckley – lecture – zámek
14.00 _ Petr Tichý – kostel Zvěstování P. Marii
15.00 _ Anna Romanovská – kostel Zvěstování P. Marii
16.00 _ Gabriela Vermelho & Jakub Jedlinský – zvonice / kaple sv. Jana a Pavla
18.00 _ Nils Økland Ensemble – zámek – venkovní pódium
20.00 _ Garth Knox Saltarello Quartet – zámek – venkovní pódium
22.00 _ joint performance of all performers and opportunity to dance – hall of the pub “U Dražných”
17.00 _ Roštovanka – náves


6/23/2017

ENiESA meet blue animal

  

Eniesa krstí album MEEET BLUE ANIMAL

V júni 2016 bol pokrstený Eniesin druhý autorský album domoRAJ. Až na jednu skladbu v svahilčine, bol plný slovenských textov a rozprával o domove, raji v duši mladej slovenskej speváčky a skladateľky. 

Už po roku prichádza Eniesa s ďalšími skladbami spojenými pod titulom Meet Blue Animal. Všetky nápady vznikli v novom košickom štúdiu Undergroove Records v blízkej spolupráci s členom Eniesinej kapely Le´Murs, Palkom Jeňom, ktorý album spoluaranžoval, produkoval a nahrával. Prináša na tento modrý album modernejší zvuk, ktorý preniká k viacerým poslúcháčom. „Meet Blue Animal je o mojej ceste do Košíc, o tom ako som sa presťahovala späť do svojho rodného mesta, naspäť k svojim koreňom, z ktorých vychádza väčšina mojej inšpirácie. Rovnako ako môj život v poslednom roku, tak aj moja tvorba je v poslednej dobe intenzívne rozlietaná do všetkých smerov.“ 

Tvorba na Meet Blue Animal je rozmanitejšia, ďalej od stredu a jemného flowu, ktorý charakterizoval predošlý album. Skladby sú buď smutnejšie a temnejšie alebo veselšie a tanečnejšie ako na domoRAJi. Album charakterizuje väčší počet nástrojov, ktoré tentokrát okrem tvorcov obsluhovali viacerí hostia ako Peter Tomko (Marián Čekovský, Los Massakeros,...), Peter Tóth (Observatórium P. Tótha, Los Massakeros), Tomi Beneš (Jazzabell, Bobova diéta), Jozef Zima (Peter Bič Projekt), Braňo Valanský (The Swines), Matej Lazár (Jazzabell, Cha Bud), Stano Palúch (Miloraj), David Kollar a Martin Geišberg. 

„Modrotvor - modrý tvor, modrý tapír je pre mňa mystický zver, ktorý charakterizuje môj momentálny stav, pocit. Tak zniem v posledných dňoch, týždňoch, mesiacoch a cítim sa vo svojej koži zas sama sebou. Som prekvapená, kam až sa nám pri tvorení podarilo zájsť a veľmi sa teším na to, kedy privítame modrého tvora vo svete, do ktorého vyrazí modrou sfarbiť vaše ušné svety." 

Meet Blue Animal pokrstí viac miest a viac umelcov, čo ho vyprevadia na cestu do sveta. (Promo text - Flame Bar)

FB events:

25.6. Košice, Burekas
27.6. Bratislava, Flame Bar
28.6. Praha, (A)void Café

www.eniesa.net





oh eniesa.... tbc

6/08/2017

MoonJune Records Jazz free sampler and other treats

Free sampler comprising 25 tracks from MoonJune rich catalogue



and more:

MICHEL DELVILLE guitar, Roland GR09, loops, stylophone, electronics, samples 
TONY BIANCO drums, percussion 
ANTOINE GUENET keyboards, synth, acoustic piano



Tony Levin:- Stick and Voice, Markus Reuter:- Touch Guitars® AU8, Soundscapes, Keyboard, Pat Mastelotto:- Acoustic and electronic Drums and Percussion, Mel Collins:- Saxophones, Flute 



Tali Atzmon - Vocals, Jenny Bliss Bennett - Viola de Gamba, Violin, Flute, Vocal, Gilad Atzmon - Bass Clarinet, Soprano sax, Accordeon, Yaron Stavi - Double Bass, Frank Harrison - Piano, Enzo Zirilli - Percussion 



Double CD by Balinese guitarist Dewa Budjana, featuring TONY LEVIN, GARY HUSBAND, JACK DEJOHNETTE with special guests TIM GARLAND, DANNY MARKOVICH, GUTHRIE GOVAN, SAAT SYAH, UBIET, RISA SARASWATI and CZECH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA.



"The ongoing goal of MoonJune is to support music that transcends stylistic pigeon-holing, but operates within an evolutionary progressive musical continuum that places jazz at one end and rock at the other." 
www.moonjune.com

6/07/2017

Respect Festival 2o17, Prague


More info at rachot.cz



Iva Bittová & Čikori - "At Home" album release

Iva Bittová & Čikori have recorded a new album “At Home”. Nine original songs follow up marvellously the legendary album “Bíle Inferno” (i.e. White Inferno) both with the band members and the album’s poetics but also with its song form and the overall sound of the recordings.


 “At Home” includes three songs with English lyrics, which are essential for the album. At Home was written by Linda Gregg, A Paper Cone by renowned London critic, radio editor, occasional lyricist and poet, Ken Hunt. The band Čikori consists of Vladimír Václavek (guitar), Jaromír Honzák (double bass), Oskar Török (trumpet). Antonín Fajt (piano), Hamid Drake (drums) and a few others joined the recordings as guest musicians. The mastering was done by the well respected Dave Cook (e.g. Nick Cave, David Bowie, Alanis Morissette, Radiohead) at the studio AREA 52 in New York. The album is dedicated to Lenka Zogatová and Zuzana Viktorinová in memoriam.

Iva Bittová is one of the most prominent and most respected artists on the Czech alternative, jazz, and world music scenes.