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.
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)