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New videos from this year’s JazzFestBrno can be watched here:
Glaciers Melting
Shir HaMidbar
Sh`chav Beni from CD Autumn Tales and video from “Projekt Ruiny” can be seen and heard here.

The new CD“AUTUMN TALES” received the Anděl Award from the Academy of Popular Music as the Best Album of 2016 in the category Jazz & Blues.
The CD was also voted “The Best Czech Jazz Album of 2016” by the Czech Radio Jazz in the poll “Česká jazzová sklizeň”.
The server Lidovky.cz describes the album as “a masterpiece”, the magazine Rock&All as ”timeless tales” and the server Jazzport.cz notes that it is “an unusually delicate album”.
The server Ostravan.cz describes a recent performance at the Czech Music Crossroads as a “truly genuine and great experience”.
You can read the entire reviews here (only in Czech):
Lidovky.cz
Rock & All
Jazzport.cz
Ostravan.cz
Český Rozhlas Jazz
Novinky.cz
Magazin Uni
iHNed.cz

New CD “AUTUMN TALES” out now!
After almost 7 years David Dorůžka releases a new CD entitled AUTUMN TALES. The album was recorded in trio format with bassist JIŘÍ SLAVÍK and drummer MARTIN NOVÁK. It features five new pieces written by David as well as melodies drawn from Jewish music, a song written by Czech classical composer Bohuslav Martinů, an old jazz tune from the 1930’s and two pieces by Jiří Slavík. The CD was recorded at Sono Records studio by Milan Cimfe and Pavel Karlík, the cover was created by Zuzana Lednická (Studio Najbrt) in collaboration with photographer Dušan Tománek. The album was supported by grants from the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and from the Municipality of Prague.
The CD is distributed by SUPRAPHON and is available in iTunes.
More information on the website of record label Animal Music.
The CD teaser can be watched here.
The press release can be downloaded here (in Czech):
www.animalmusic.cz/download/press/TZ_2016-12-13_David-Doruzka_AUTUMN-TALES.pdf

A REVIEW
of a recent concert of the David Dorůžka Trio at the Jazz Dock can be read here .

JAZZ GUITAR LESSONS
In collaboration with the company Kytary.cz David Dorůžka recorded a four-part series of jazz guitar lessons (in Czech). The lessons can be found on the youtube.com channel here. They include among others two interpretations of the jazz standard Embraceable You as well as illustrations of various approaches to improvisation.

NEW CD OF DRUMMER MIMI VERDERAME “FLYING ZONE”
In the summer of 2015 Belgian drummer Mimi Verderame’s new CD “Flying Zone” came out. Besides the bandleader Mimi Verderame it features the Italian-Belgian pianist Nicola Andrioli, Italian bassist Dario Deidda and David Dorůžka on guitar. Samples from the CD can be heard here, more information is at www.mimiverderame.com.

NEW CD “UNCERTAINTY” BY JAROMÍR HONZÁK
In December 2014 a new CD of bassist Jaromír Honzák Uncertainty was released on the label Animal Music. Besides Honzák and Dorůžka the album features French clarinetist and saxophonist Antonin-Tri Hoang, Swedish drummer Jon Fält and Czech pianist Vít Křišťan.

A NEW ARTICLE
on the Czech Radio website can be found here (in Czech).

NEW CD APOKALYPSIS

APOKALYPSIS is the name of a new CD, released on the record label Animal Music at the end of 2013. The recording features the Tiburtina Ensemble, a female vocal ensemble specializing mostly in interpretation of Medieval music, and a trio of instrumentalists – David Dorůžka (guitars), Marcel Bárta (saxophones and bass clarinet) and Martin Novák (drums, percussion). The program is based mostly on music from the Medieval Spanish manusricpt Codex las Huelgas and uses as its main theme the Revelation of St. John (Apocalypse) from the New Testament. Medieval vocal music is put side by side with contemporary improvised music inspired by the story of the Apocalypse, transcending the genre of jazz improvisation in many ways. The album was recorded in the Royal Palace of the Zvíkov castle in southern Bohemia, taking advantage of the natural reverb of the space, in the course of two days in December 2013, when both inside and outside temperature was just above freezing point.
The CD can be ordered in the Animal Music e-shop. The press release and photos can be downloaded here.

The CD is also the main topic of the interview with David published in the January issue of the Rock&Pop magazine.

The album Fall Somewhere by French bassist Nicolas Moreaux, released by the Fresh Sound label, received the prestigious Grand Prix du Disque de l’Académie Charles Cros, the award of the Charles Cros Academy in the Jazz category in 2013 in France. The CD features a stellar line-up of musicians, as well as guest pianist Tigran Hamasyan and saxophonist Bill McHenry besides David Dorůžka. More information at www.nicolasmoreaux.com.