Jiří Slavík: Mother Tongue
Jiří Slavík

Mateřština

The album called “Mateřština” (“The Mother Tongue”) features the double bassist and composer Jiri Slavik in the role of a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist. In his own compositions he searches for his own cultural roots and explores the legacy of folk music. Apart from the pipes, played by Marian Friedl, Slavík recorded all the parts by himself. The various tracks recorded on the violin, viola, cello, double bass, clarinet, cimbalom and the piano make up indeed for a rough-sounding “contemporary cimbalom band”. “The Mother Tongue” received the “Anděl” Award for the best album of 2017 in the world music category.

2016
ANI 059-2
9,50 €
Čymna nocka
(traditional)
Gino
(Jiří Slavík)
Prsten
(Jiří Slavík)
Kebys vedzela
(Jiří Slavík)
Aj ty ftačku
(traditional / Jiří Slavík Sr.)
Už se všeci oženili
(traditional)
V širém poli studánečka
(Fanoš Mikulecký)
Šašek v lese
(Jiří Slavík / traditional)
Hulán
(traditional)
Ta Kralova hora
(Marian Friedl)
Řitní tanec
(Jiří Slavík)
Ani ja, ani ty
(traditional)
Ja to je tyn Ondraš
(Jiří Slavík Sr. / Františka Pituchová)
Personnel and sound:

Jiří Slavík – voice, violin, viola, violoncello, acoustic bass, clarinet, cimbalom & piano
Marian Friedl – wooden flutes, voice
Kateřina Slavíková – voice
Jiří Pospěch – voice

Recorded by Adam Karlík, Pavel Bohatý & Milan Cimfe at Sono Records, Nouzov, CZ
Mixed by Milan Cimfe & Jiří Slavík at Sono Records, Nouzov, CZ
Mastered by Pavel Karlík at Sono Records, Nouzov, CZ

Press Release:
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