Adam Pieronczyk / Gary Thomas Quintet plays music of Krzystof Komeda and Mladí ladí jazz or The Young Ones Are Tuning Jazz contest

Quatro Formaggi: Jan Bálek
At Friday, there was first concert of 4 current evenings from The Young Ones Are Tuning Jazz project at Jazz Time in Prague (sorry I forget to mention it in previous week listing). After the set of last year's volume winners, Fanfán Tulipán quintet, who already released their debut album via Czech Radio label Radioservis, first band in competition took place at stage. Fusion quartet Quatro Formaggi from Prague set standards very high and showed virtusity in original compositions, ranked into jazz-rock area occupied by Weather Report and some more latin-funk acts since 70's.

Fliud Culture: Tomáš Bouda, Iva Šulcová
Next was another jazz rock, or more precisely prog quartet Fluid Culture, originated from North Czech, with very fine, unusual original compostions, dense arrangemts and guitar player Tomáš Bouda, who learned a lot from Allan Holdsworth without being a clone. Third band in competition was quartet 4Leaf from East Czech with more traditional jazz sound. First prize include sponsoring from Metropolitan University Prague for realisation of debut album.

Jan Kořínek & Groove
After announcing of winner, or final order of contest (which was, not surprisingly, exactly the same as stage order of bands) and best soloist (drummer Dušan Černák from Quatro Formaggi) due to 5 headed experts / musicians jury, there was nice closing set of hammond drived jazz / blues line-up Jan Kořínek & Groove featuring pianist NajPonk and tenor sax player Osian Roberts.

Mladí ladí jazz project continues in next 3 weeks: on Friday, April 22 at Jazz Republic club (On Line Session, Robert Balzar Trio and French Matmon Jazz by DJ Ordoeuvre), Thursday, April 24 at  Jazzdock (Thea Soti Quartet from Hungary, Lesní zvěř and Slovak AMC Trio with Ruggero Robin from Italy) and on Thursday, May 5 at Divadlo Na Prádle (announcement of contest winners and Metropolitan University Prize, concert of Czech Harmcore and Slovak trumpet player Laco Deczi with his Celula New York band).

This Monaday evening at Jazz Time is dedicated to music of great Polish jazz pianist and film music composer Krzystof Komeda in new arrangements of soprano and tenor sax player Adam Pieronczyk, who co-leads international quintet with his instrument colleague from United States, respected tenor player Gary Thomas. Concert is part of Jazz Meets World series. 

On Wednesday, April 20, improvising Portuguese Open Field String Trio comprised of João Camões (viola), José Miguel Pereira (double bass) and Marcelo dos Reis (nylon string guitar) is playing at K4 club.

Open Field String Trio

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