of a recent concert of the David Dorůžka Trio at the Jazz Dock can be read here .
UP-COMING EVENTS AND PERFORMANCES:
CZECH JAZZ WORKSHOP Echo
June 11th and 12th - David Dorůžka leads a workshop for guitarists and other instrumentalists.
More information here:
June 19th, 9:00PM - David Dorůžka (guit) / Jiří Slavík (b) / Martin Novák (dr)
Jazz Dock, Praha
August 22nd, 10:00PM - Tiburtina Ensemble (www.tiburtina-ensemble.com) & David Dorůžka (ac. and el. guitar), Marcel Bárta (cl,bcl,ss), Martin Novák (perc)
Laus Polyphoniae, Belgium
JAZZ GUITAR LESSONS
In collaboration with the company Kytary.cz David Dorůžka recorded a four-part series of jazz guitar lessons (in Czech). The lessons can be found on the youtube.com channel here. They include among others two interpretations of the jazz standard Embraceable You as well as illustrations of various approaches to improvisation.
NEW CD OF DRUMMER MIMI VERDERAME “FLYING ZONE”
In the summer of 2015 Belgian drummer Mimi Verderame’s new CD “Flying Zone” came out. Besides the bandleader Mimi Verderame it features the Italian-Belgian pianist Nicola Andrioli, Italian bassist Dario Deidda and David Dorůžka on guitar. Samples from the CD can be heard here, more information is at www.mimiverderame.com.
NEW CD “UNCERTAINTY” BY JAROMÍR HONZÁK
In December 2014 a new CD of bassist Jaromír Honzák Uncertainty was released on the label Animal Music. Besides Honzák and Dorůžka the album features French clarinetist and saxophonist Antonin-Tri Hoang, Swedish drummer Jon Fält and Czech pianist Vít Křišťan.
A NEW ARTICLE
on the Czech Radio website can be found here (in Czech).
NEW CD APOKALYPSIS
APOKALYPSIS is the name of a new CD, released on the record label Animal Music at the end of 2013. The recording features the Tiburtina Ensemble, a female vocal ensemble specializing mostly in interpretation of Medieval music, and a trio of instrumentalists – David Dorůžka (guitars), Marcel Bárta (saxophones and bass clarinet) and Martin Novák (drums, percussion). The program is based mostly on music from the Medieval Spanish manusricpt Codex las Huelgas and uses as its main theme the Revelation of St. John (Apocalypse) from the New Testament. Medieval vocal music is put side by side with contemporary improvised music inspired by the story of the Apocalypse, transcending the genre of jazz improvisation in many ways. The album was recorded in the Royal Palace of the Zvíkov castle in southern Bohemia, taking advantage of the natural reverb of the space, in the course of two days in December 2013, when both inside and outside temperature was just above freezing point.
The CD can be ordered in the Animal Music e-shop. The press release and photos can be downloaded here.
The CD is also the main topic of the interview with David published in the January issue of the Rock&Pop magazine.
The album Fall Somewhere by French bassist Nicolas Moreaux, released by the Fresh Sound label, received the prestigious Grand Prix du Disque de l’Académie Charles Cros, the award of the Charles Cros Academy in the Jazz category in 2013 in France. The CD features a stellar line-up of musicians, as well as guest pianist Tigran Hamasyan and saxophonist Bill McHenry besides David Dorůžka. More information at www.nicolasmoreaux.com.
more about the David Dorůžka's CD Hidden Paths, including audio samples
"an exceptionally talented guitarist...the strong feeling, that David's music and playing now projects, repeatedly invokes amazement in the concentrated listener..." Lidové noviny, Czech Republic
"[Hidden Paths] is a beautiful and mature CD, a world-class recording" JazzForum, Poland
"CD [Hidden Paths] is undoubtedly an event of this season...[Dorůžka's] music is built in a thoughtful and gifted way, with insight and originality" Harmonie, Czech Republic