Unravel - Nikol Bóková - 2020 | Animal Music
Nikol Bóková: Unravel
Nikol Bóková


On the jazz scene, pianist and composer Nikol Bóková is last year’s major discovery. Her first album, “Inner Place”, with which the artist ventured out of her familiar milieu of classical music interpretation, brought her a nomination for the Anděl Award for the best jazz album of 2019. This year, Bóková comes with a new project in which she innovatively combines masterful interpretation of demanding classical piano repertoire (Rachmaninov, Ravel, Novák, Korngold and Svoboda) with her own pieces inspired by various classical composers, such as, for example, “Unravel”, dedicated to Maurice Ravel. Bóková is accompanied by her trio partners, Michał Wierzgoń on the drums and Martin Kocián on the double bass. Bóková, whose masterful performance and classical training are crowned with her compositional genius, is one of the greatest Czech musical talents of recent years.

ANI 087-2
10,50 €
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Ballade after Byron's Manfred, Op. 2
(Vítězslav Novák)
(Nikol Bóková)
Bagatelles "In a Forest", Op. 42, No.1 "Trails"
(Tomáš Svoboda)
Sonata Op. 36, No.2: Allegro agitato
(Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff)
Sonata Op. 36, No.2: Non allegro - Lento
(Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff)
Sonata Op. 36, No.2: Allegro molto
(Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff)
(Nikol Bóková)
Eulogy, Op. 146
(Tomáš Svoboda/ arranged by Nikol Bóková)
(Nikol Bóková)
What the Forest Tells No.1, "Awakening of Birds in the Morning"
(Erich Wolfgang Korngold)
(Nikol Bóková)
Sonatine: Modéré
(Maurice Ravel)
Sonatine: Mouvement de Menuet
(Maurice Ravel)
Sonatine: Animé
(Maurice Ravel)
(Nikol Bóková)
Personnel and sound:

Nikol Bóková - piano

Martin Kocián - acoustic bass

Michał Wierzgoń - drums


Recorded by Milan Cimfe, Jan Vala (Sono Records, Nouzov)

Mixed by Milan Cimfe (Sono Records, Nouzov)

Mastered by Pavel Karlík, Adam Karlík (Sono Records, Nouzov)

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