Vertigo - Nothing / Nic

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Label: Animal Music
Catalog: ANI107-2


To celebrate their twenty years together, the cult multi-genre band Vertigo come with their new studio album – their sixth release with Animal Music. Vertigo is the recipient of three Andel Awards for the best jazz album of the year and three nominations for the same prize. On the Czech music scene, Vertigo have established themselves as those who never cease to surprise and who keep coming up with new forms, contents, and sound with each new recording. The band’s individual members are all renowned musicians whose solo projects have met with high acclaim (Dorota Barová, Vojtech Procházka) and who are members of many other excellent formations (Muff, Tara Fuki, Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet, Freetown Quartet, Martin Brunner Band, Cikori, and others). The new album, titled NOTHING, brings complex and extensive, but also minimalist compositions in which different styles and moods interlace with one another in a compact whole, marked by Vertigo’s typical poetics, grace, and intensity. An attentive listener will be rewarded with many unexpected and witty moments and turns, but also the certainty that this is Vertigo in their best. Most of the pieces are by saxophonist Marcel Bárta, two were composed by pianist Vojtech Procházka, and one is from bass guitarist Rastislav Uhrík. The album was recorded on July 2022 at the Sono Records’ studio ‘Doupe’ and in collaboration with sound master Milan Cimfe. In November 2022, Vertigo will perform the program in London’s illustrious Pizza Express jazz club where they were invited on the basis of their triumph in the Central European Jazz Showcase in 2021.

Price: $33.98