Czech jazz piano legend Emil Viklicky with guests play at Reduta.
Emil Viklicky is a key player on the Czech jazz scene. Apart from playing with his own bands, he also worked with Karel Velebny´s SHQ, the Prague Big Band, the Czech Radio Jazz Orchestra and the Super Quartet with Jiri Stivin. Emil Viklicky earned significant acclaim with his very first composition,
V Holomoci meste ("In the City of Olomouc"), in 1977, presenting a remarkable synthesis of modal jazz concepts, Moravian folklore and references to the legacy of Leos Janacek.
In the late 1970´s Viklicky went to the renowned Berklee College in Boston to study, developing some very valuable musical friendships in the process. Upon his return, Viklicky recorded a number of albums with his new friends - prominent American jazz musicians: A Window and A Door with the quitarist Bill Frisell,
Together, a piano duo with James Wiliams, Midgets with Joe Newman, Magic Eye with Scott Robinson, and others. Viklicky´s suite, Homage to Joan Miro, recorded with the Talich Quartet and presented also at the Prague Spring Festival with the British multi-instrumentalist John Surman and Kyncl´s quartet, was received with equal interest both at home and abroad.
Viklicky´s project Ad lib, with Zuzana Lapcikova and Jiri Pavlica with whom he has already performed in Japan and the USA, is of a long term character. The latest significant achievement of Emil Viklicky was in chamber music, where he attracted great attention with an album called Homage to Josip Plecnik, on which his compositions are performed by number of individual artists and formations, most notably Magdalena Kozena, Jana Bouskova, Jan Adamus and the Trio Martinu.
Reserve VIP seats and receive:
Famous seats for the most respected guests
Welcome drink, consisting of prestigious Bohemia Sekt
Unique DVD "Tribute To the World Legends of Jazz"
The concert has two 15 minutes long intermissions.
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