An exquisite pianist and musician, Najponk is one of the pioneers of mainstream jazz on the Czech music scene. From the bottomless resources of mainstream jazz repertoire he has been picking gems for his own albums. But although his repertoire mainly consists of the so-called “standard” pieces, his recordings are informed by unusual inventiveness and his acute sense of style and rhythm. For each of the albums, Najponk usually invites different collaborators; “What’s Next” has been recorded together with the famous Swedish double bassist Hans Backenroth and Czech drummer Jiří Slavíček.
Najponk - piano
Hans Backenroth - acoustic bass (all except 9 and 12)
Jiří Slavíček - drums
Barney Kantor - guitar (4, 5, 10)
Recorded by Ondřej Urban (Studio HAMU, Prague/CZ)
Mixed by Milan Cimfe and Petr Ostrouchov (Sono Records, Nouzov/CZ)
Mastered by Pavel Karlík (Sono Records, Nouzov/CZ)