November13 2021 (Sat)
9:00 PM

The "Bohemia After Dark" project

Tribute to the giants of bop (UK/CZ)

Reduta Jazz Club | Jazz Music

150 minutes | Available

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Date: November 13, 2021 | 21:00 (Sat)
Venue: Reduta Jazz Club
Duration: 150 minutes
Status: Available
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Group discount 10+ people

Gems of bebop drummer Kenny Clarke and bassist Oscar Pettiford: golden age of bebop in the 1940s, jazz, hardbop in the mid-1950s

This international ensemble focuses on authentic performances of both classics and neglected gems from the discographies of pioneering bebop drummer Kenny Clarke (1914-1985) and bassist Oscar Pettiford (1922-1960), either as leaders or sidemen. The project covers the "golden age" of bebop in the 1940s through cool jazz to the emergence of hard bop in the mid-1950s.

Andy Schofield - Alto saxophone
Osian Roberts - Tenor saxophone
Martin Jůzl - Trumpet
Alice Bauer - Vocalist
Libor Šmoldas - Guitar
Taras Voloschuk - Bass
Ben Hague - Drums

Line-up may vary slightly for individual concerts.

In addition to Clarke and Pettiford, other Giants of Bop featured in the band's repertoire include Charlie Christian, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Fats Navarro, Tadd Dameron, Wardell Gray, Miles Davis, John Lewis, Horace Silver, Cannonball Adderley and, for the band's "vocal edition", the singers Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen McRae and Annie Ross.

The project is named after the Pettiford composition "Bohemia After Dark" and Kenny Clarke's iconic album of the same name (Savoy, 1955), which was also the recording debut for Cannonball Adderley, ushering in a new phase in the development of hard bop. While the title refers to the "Café Bohemia" jazz club that had opened in New York that year, an association with evenings of great jazz in Bohemia's capital city is hard to resist!

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"

Important:

Choose from great live jazz and blues concerts in Prague.

What else to do? Well... take a day trip OUT of Prague! 

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