Najponk: A Child Is Born
Najponk

A Child Is Born

A brilliant pianist, Najponk comes with yet another outstanding collection of recordings rooted mostly in jazz traditions, this time as a solo player. His plays is characterized by great ingenuity, virtuosity, and keen musicality. In addition to jazz classics (Cole Porter, Theolonius Monk), the recording offers tributes to the contemporary jazz generation (Pat Metheny), instrumental versions of pop music hits (Beatles), bossa nova (Tom Jobim), and much more, all in Najponk's exquisite performance which reaches down to core of the compositions and presents them in a crystal pure form.

2014
ANI 045-2
9,50 €
In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
(David A. Mann – Bob Hilliard)
A Child Is Born
(Thaddeus Jones)
You Are My Sunshine
(Jimmie Davis – Charles Mitchell)
Question and Answer
(Pat Metheny)
Blues for Benjamin
(Najponk)
Caminhos cruzados
(A. C. Jobim)
Eleanor Rigby
(John Lennon - Paul McCartney)
I’m Afraid the Masquerade Is Over
(Allie Wrubel – Herbert Magidson)
If I Should Lose You
(Ralph Rainger – Leo Robin)
Another Blues for Benjamino
(Najponk)
Waltz for Platka
(Najponk)
Just One of Those Things
(Cole Porter)
I Wish You Love
(Leon Chauliac – Charles Trenet)
Blues for Bix
(Najponk)
I Hear a Rhapsody
(George Fragos – C. Bard – Jack Baker – Dick Gasparre)
Straight No Chaser
(Thelonious Monk)
You Can Depend on Me
(Charles Carpenter – Louis Dunlap – Earl Hines)
Ugly Beauty / Pannonica
(Thelonious Monk)
Personnel and sound:

NAJPONK – solo piano

 

 

Recorded by Milan Cimfe and Pavel Bohatý at Sono Records, Nouzov/CZ

Mixed by Milan Cimfe at Sono Records, Nouzov/CZ

Mastered by Pavel Karlík at Sono Records, Nouzov/CZ

Press Release:
Photos (print quality)
Najponk (photo Adam Holý)
Najponk (photo Adam Holý)
Najponk (photo Antonín Kratochvíl)

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