Tellemarkk on Sarurday, Vertigo on Easter Monday and Tuesday too

Improvising unit Tellemarkk, founded by Pavel Hrubý of Limbo and universal multiinstrumentalist Tomáš Reindl, who alredy released his multi-tracked solo album Omnion on Amplión Records, is playing tomorrow in Dejvice, at Café Potrvá from 8PM. Pavel (saxes, bass clarinet, voice) and Tomáš (drums & percussion, tabla, didjeridu, pre-clarinet, blues harp, voice) were joined later by singing cellist Dorota Barová of Vertigo and Tara Fuki and in January they launched their first, self released album Koncert ze staré synagogy v Plzni, recorded previous year with trumpet player František Kučera of Limbo acoustic line-up as guest. Café Potrvá is starting series of regular jazz and improvised music concerts - hooray !!!

On Easter Monday, and also on Tuesday, April 25+26, new album Metamorphosis of  Prague based sextet Vertigo will be launched Jazz Dock. One of recent top Czech jazz bands was founded in late 2oo2 by five young, but already experienced musicians, originated from different parts of Czech or Slovak Republic. Their first album Vertigo Quintet (Amplión 2oo5) was awarded with prestigious Gold Angel (formerly Czech Grammy) in Jazz & Blues category and brings pure acoustic contemporay jazz, close to ECM aesthetics. After second album Live U Staré Paní (now defuncted, nice Prague jazz club), with guest singer Lenka Dusilová on one and ad hoc string quartet in two compositions, again on Amplión Records in 2oo6, they attracted Spanish Fresh Sound New Talent label, but somehow it did not happened. What happened was collaboration with Silesian cello player and vocalist Dorota Barová, after Quintet and his indivdual members guested on third album Auris (Indies Scope 2oo7) of highly original dual vocals / cello duo Tara Fuki, and moving under new label, ambitious Animal Music. Here was their 2nd studio work, named Vertigo Quintet & Dorota Barová, released in 2oo8. Marcel Bárta (soprano, alto & tenor saxes, bass clarinet), Oskar Török (trumpet), Vojtěch Procházka (piano), Rasislav Uhrik (double  bass) and Daniel Šoltis (drums; all members also play small percussion and other various instruments on new album) are focusing also on other projects in between playing with sextet, which shortened his name to Vertigo, with Dorota as permanent member now. Metamorphosis is probably their most ambitious project to date (as all previous albums, comprised only of individual members' original compositions, this time mostly penned by Marcel Bárta) and is being released again by Animal Music as label's second output this year. After few listenings I can highly recommend it, as well as Tellemarkk cd :o)))

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