Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Jazz Q

Martin Kratochvil's Jazz Q - Tidings Supraphon 1115 2450 (1977)

Czechoslovak organist, pianist, composer and successful owner of the BONTON label was a pioneer in the use of electronic keyboards and computers in music. In 1965, he founded his first amateur jazz group, the Jazz Q, a member of which was the well known flutist Jiri Stivin. But Jiri left the formation in 1970, when Martin changed his musical orientation, heavily influenced by the likes of Chick Corea and John McLaughlin.

Along with Martin's keyboards the band's setup here comprised Lubos Andrst on guitar, Premysl Faukner on bass and Jaromir Helesic on drums. Here's a nice slice of Eastern European funky jazz-fusion, recorded in Praha/Czech Republic in 1977.

1) The Bed-Time Witch
2) Resurrection
3) Footprints
4) Allegory
5) Icicles
6) Weathercock
7) Diamonds
8) Happy-Go-Lucky


Quimsy said...


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litlgrey said...

I just downloaded this ZIP file, and the contents were empty. Never seen that before. Weird.

Quimsy said...

That is weird...

File is fine - just checked it.

Give it another go


Anonymous said...

Hello Quimsy,

could I ask you to reupload this amazing album please? I have tried to load it, but unfortunately, there was written "file not found. I would really estimate, if you could post here new link. thank you


Anonymous said...

File is found...Have you new link ?
Please. Thank you

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I like this Album because Martin really knows to create music I mean he knows how to mix the natural sounds with the orchestra.

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Jazz Q is the most awesome band I've ever heard in my whole life! there's no doubt about it!

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