Grace & Gratitude
Saxophonist Karel Růžička has lived in New York for more than twenty years where he has performed and recorded with many foremost musicians. Fourteen years after his first solo album came out, he now brings out his new recording, entitled “Grace & Gratitude”. The lineup whom he has invited to work with him in the studio is exceptional: John Patitucci on the double bass, Jon Cowherd on the piano and Nate Smith on the drums form a veritable “all-stars” team to whom the happy Růžička has dedicated the first piece on the album, Brooklyn Brotherhood. The recording comprises exclusively Růžička’s own compositions and brings us jazz of the highest quality in first-class performance and in beautiful analogue sound performance.
Karel Růžička - tenor & soprano saxophones
Jon Cowherd - piano & Fender Rhodes
John Patitucci - acoustic & electric bass
Nate Smith - drums & percussion
Recorded and mixed by Aaron Nevezie (Bunker Studio, Brooklyn, NYC)
Mastered by Tony Cousins (Metropolis Mastering, London)