Concept Art Orchestra: Vánoce dospělých
Concept Art Orchestra

Vánoce dospělých

The previous album of the leading Czech big band CONCEPT ART ORCHESTRA received the Czech Music Academy Award in 2015 for the best jazz album of the year. The recording entitled “The Prague Six” featured the work of six Czech important young authors: the band’s conductor and trumpeter Štěpánka Balcarová, saxophonist Luboš Soukup, pianists Vít Křišťan, Martin Brunner and Tomáš Sýkora, and trombonist Jan Jirucha junior. The same six authors are behind this new album entitled “Grown-Up Christmas”. The programme has been performed several times in concert and comprises originally arranged Christmas carols and songs loosely inspired by Christmas (for example poems by Czech poets Jan Skácel and Fráňa Šrámek). Concept Art Orchestra has invited singers Dan Bárta, Markéta Foukalová and Milan Cimfe to collaborate on the project. Although the binding theme for all the compositions is, indeed, Christmas, this is not a classical seasonal recording which only has a potential to enhance the Christmas atmosphere, but will bring joy throughout the year.

2018
ANI 075-2
9,50 €
Vánoce dospělých
(Martin Brunner/Jan Skácel)
Purpurovou nocí
(Luboš Soukup/Luboš Soukup)
Den přeslavný jest k nám přišel
(trad., aranžmá Jan Jirucha)
Já bych rád k Betlému
(trad., aranžmá Štěpánka Balcarová)
Poslouchejte, Křesťané
(trad., aranžmá Štěpánka Balcarová)
Prosinec
(Vít Křišťan/Fráňa Šrámek)
Vánoční poselství
(Tomáš Sýkora/Filip Nachtmann)
Malý král
(Štěpánka Balcarová/Zbyněk Havlíček)
Chtíc, aby spal
(Adam Michna z Otradovic, aranžmá Štěpánka Balcarová)
Personnel and sound:

VOCAL SOLOISTS:

Dan Bárta (track 1, 6, 9)
Markéta Foukalová (track 2, 7, 8)
Milan Cimfe (track 7)

 

CONCEPT ART ORCHESTRA:

Štěpánka Balcarová – conductor, trumpet
Andrea Šulcová, Martina Mihulková – flutes
David Fárek, Petr Kalfus, Marcel Bárta, Luboš Soukup, Jonas Brinckmann – soxophones & clarinets 
Dominic Pessl, Markus Krofitsch, Jakob Helling, Jan Přibil  trumpets & flugelhorns
Jan Jirucha, Štěpán Janoušek, Richard Šanda, Johannes Oppel – trombones
Vít Křišťan – piano
Petr Dvorský – acoustic bass
Jiří Slavíček – drums

 

GUESTS:
Jan Linhart – glockenspiel (track 8)
Petr Ostrouchov – percussion (track 8)
 

 

Orchestra recording by Jan Holzner, Petr Ostrouchov, Michael Hradiský (Studio Smečky, Prague/CZ)
Vocal & percussion overdubs recorded by Milan Cimfe, Adam Karlík (Sono Records, Nouzov/CZ)
Edited and mixed by Milan Cimfe, Adam Karlík (Sono Records, Nouzov/CZ)
Mastered by Pavel Karlík (Sono Records, Nouzov/CZ)

Press Release:
Photos (print quality)
Dan Bárta (foto Jan Mazura, 2018)
Markéta Foukalová (foto Jiří Thýn, 2018)
Milan CImfe (foto Jiří Thýn, 2018)
Štěpánka Balcarová (foto Jiří Thýn, 2018)
Štěpánka Balcarová (foto Jiří Thýn, 2018)
Luboš Soukup, Marcel Bárta, David Fárek (foto Jiří Thýn, 2018)
Vít Křišťan (foto Jiří Thýn, 2018)
Concept Art Orchestra (foto Jiří Thýn, 2018)
David Fárek, Petr Kalfus (foto Jiří Thýn, 2018)

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