February snows & bluenights

A number of interesting concerts is coming to happen in Prague. On Thursday, February 9, impro-series wakushoppu is continuing at Café v lese. As always the will be two units this evening - K!amm + Jorge Boehringer and Lovci lebek. During concert will be launched CD compilation of recordings from previous wakushoppu evenings, comprised of collective improvisations occuring at each concert's finale. CD is released as supplement with new issue of HiS Voice magazine. Concert starts around 8 as is, as always, for free.

Different kind of music you can hear the same Thursday at Lucerna Music Bar from 9pm as part of Prague International Bluenight series. American BLACK STONE RAiDERS is stellar trio of guitarist and singer Jean Paul Bourelly (once with Miles Davis), bass guitarist Darryl Jones (Rolling Stones) and drummer Will Calhoun (Living Colour, Head/Fake, etc). You can expect mix of rock, funk, jazz and jungle, as well as spirit of Jimi Hendrix. Trio starts in Prague whole string of their Czech concerts, ending Feb 15 in Plzeň. In Lucerna bar, there will be support duo of Zdeněk Bína (guitar & vocals, ex-123 min) and Jan Urbanec (bass guitar).

On Friday, February 10, at Jazz Dock will be launched new album Daily Specials by renowned American guitarist Steve Walsh. Recording was made with Czech musicians Jan Kořínek (hammond organ), Tomáš Liška (double bass) and Daniel Šoltis (drums) and is this year's first release of Animal Music label. From earlier Jazz Dock concerts, Wednesday's Bucinatores Sextet night show is recommended.

On Saturday, February 11th, at Café Potrvá is continuing new unique project Band+1, bringing mostly unheard combinations of working jazz units with exclusive guest. This time it will be Oswald and the Orbits (Cyrille Oswald - saxes, etc, David Dorůžka - guitar and Daniel Šoltis - drums, in fact 3/4 of Cyrille's Czech quartet from The Wrong Present album) plus Oskar Török (of Vertigo and Sato-San To, a.o.) on trumpet.

Speaking about VERTiGO (formerly Veritgo Quintet), on February 15th they are starting their 10th anniversary tour with two dates in France. In Prague, there will be two concerts: an intimate evening in Rybanaruby on February 20 and bigger event at KC Vltavská on 21. After their latest, fourth and extraordinary album Metamorphosis (Animal Music 2o11), Vertigo was honored with independent music prize Tais Awards.

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