What's Next

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Label: Animal Music
Catalog: ANI070-2
Format: COMPACT DISC

NAJPONK BACKENROTH SLAVICEK KANTOR

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 Jirí Slavícek. The selections chosen or this release include compositions by Milton Jackson, Count Basie, Danyel Gerard, and Najponk himself, among others.

Price: $17.99