Kratochvil, Martin & Tony Ackerman
Zvukobrani

  • Format: CD
  • Band: Kratochvil, Martin & Tony Ackerman
  • Title: Zvukobrani
  • Band's Origin: CS
  • Style: instrumental progressive Rock & Jazzrock
  • Rating: 6
  • Release Year: 2009
  • Recording Year: 1986-2008
  • Production Year: 2009
  • Record Company: Supraphon
  • Item's Number: SU 5966-2
  • Color of the Label:
  • Edition:
  • Extras: cardboard box, paper covers
  • EAN: 099925596620
  • Weight: 252 g
Grading
  • Visual: new
  • Acoustic:
  • Cover: new
Box containing the albums Stara znamost; Ornament; Moravske koncerty; Spolu; Serosvit; Duolog 1; Duolog 2; Zvukobrani


Supraphon release information

Following the well-received box set of recordings by the band Jazz Q, Supraphon is now serving up another large portion of Martin Kratochvíl’s music, this time produced in tandem with Tony Ackerman!

Kratochvíl and Ackerman combined their instruments (piano and guitar) back in 1986, when they made their debut album Stará známost (Old Acquaintance). This and another six discs – Ornament, Moravské koncerty (Moravian Concerts), Spolu (Together), Šerosvit (Duskiness) and Duology (Duologues) 1 + 2 – form the basis of this giant slab of excellent music. The seven CDs are supplemented by the bonus disc Zvukobraní (Sound Festival), containing 15 previously unreleased recordings from Martin Kratochvíl’s archive.

The two gentlemen also joined forces with the violinist Ivan Ženatý, the cellist Vojtech Havel, the percussionist Imram Musa Zangi and the bass-guitarists Pavel P. Ryba and Premysl Faukner, now and then under the moniker of the International Association for New Acoustic Music. In addition to the studio albums, the box set includes recordings made at concerts in Moravia, bearing witness to an attractive stage intimacy and virtuoso élan.

All the albums have been remastered, come in separate cardboard covers with reprinted original sleeves and are accompanied by sleevenotes written by Tony Ackerman and documentary photographs, all this in Joska Skalník’s graphic layout. Jazz fans are afforded yet another opportunity to add to their collections and savour the mastery of the two musicians, who are still vital concert performers.

Kratochvíl + Ackerman: more than seven hours of superb music in an 8-CD box set!


Kalemegdan Disk additions

These three albums were originally released as LPs: Stará známost (1986), Ornament (1988 as “Mezinárodní Sdružení Pro Novou Akustickou Hudbu” (International association for new acoustic music) and Spolu (1990, recorded 1988). While Stará známost and Spolu were recorded with acoustic guitar and piano only, Ornament is a splendid kind of acoustic Jazzrock album including violin, cello and percussion.

Moravské koncerty (recorded 1989 live and released on CD in 1990) and Šerosvit (recorded 1990 and released on CD in 1993) were recorded with acoustic guitar, piano and cello.

Ten years later (in 2001) they released a double CD which is divided into two CDs in this box set: Duolog 1 (recorded 2001) is an acoustic Jazz – Jazzrock album with additional bass guitar, cello and percussion while Duolog 2 (recorded 1996) was again recorded with piano and guitar only.

And then the box set finishes with the newly recorded (in 2008) Zvukobraní which doesn´t exist as single CD at all (piano, acoustic guitar and party bass guitar).

Similar to the Jazz Q box the musical quality of all eight instrumental albums is on a quite similar high level. The CDs are packed in cardboard sleeves showing the original cover front pages and the booklet contains a long text by Tony Ackerman on Czech as well as on English language.


CD 1
1. Ovocný trh 00:10:35
2. Magdalena 00:06:39
3. Manana 00:05:32
4. Prijel Tony z Arizony 00:04:33
5. Snár 00:04:52
6. Vinen je vinohrad 00:04:03
7. Stará známost 00:05:27
8. Zdálo se mi o Dvorákovi 00:03:04
9. Úžasná milost 00:05:12

CD 2
1. To mrkáš na drát (a on je to špagát) 00:05:06
2. Ornament 00:06:05
3. Zaznej 00:03:33
4. Úžasná milost 00:02:50
5. Prták 00:02:44
6. Baribal & Brtník 00:02:59
7. Stromoradí 00:05:21
8. Jinotaj 00:05:24
9. Vecná touha 00:04:47
10. Tecka 00:00:48
11. Ornament II 00:03:34

CD 3
1. Ornament - To mrkáš na drát a on je to špagát 00:17:06
2. River´s Invitation - Chicago Blues 00:07:27
3. Šumperské prekvapení 00:13:39
4. Kalypso 00:09:20
5. Lucní harfa 00:05:57
6. Somebody Stole My Girl 00:04:28
7. Toledo 00:11:38

CD 4
1. Kalypso 00:05:52
2. Závrat 00:05:21
3. Vekslácká lidová 00:01:31
4. Spolu 00:02:46
5. Tancírna 00:04:41
6. Máta peprná 00:04:00
7. Treperenda 00:03:55
8. Trináctá komnata 00:05:09
9. Nesnesitelná krehkost bytí 00:04:37
10. Blues jako remen /krátký/ 00:01:16
11. Ornament 00:07:25
12. To mrkáš na drát (a on je to špagát) 00:07:20

CD 5
1. Pouštní pták 00:05:02
2. Tun 00:11:40
3. Samotár 00:05:35
4. Prosvítající hladina 00:07:45
5. Šerosvit 00:06:17
6. Lucní harfa 00:06:47
7. Madona 00:08:33

CD 6
1. Spiknutí 00:05:31
2. S námi to dokážete 00:04:41
3. Báryšnja 00:04:26
4. Paloma 00:04:43
5. Zlaté casy 00:04:58
6. Margherita 00:04:11
7. Sambira 00:04:37
8. Gogi, Gogi 00:03:04
9. West Coast Lookout 00:04:16
10. Stará moudrost 00:02:17
11. Toledo 00:07:49
12. Falcon Flight 00:05:11

CD 7
1. Duologue 00:12:53
2. Negotiation 00:23:21
3. Whose Blues 00:07:57
4. Chit-chat 00:06:22
5. Exchange 00:03:38

CD 8
1. Tónorod 00:04:43
2. Po srsti 00:03:01
3. Mezi tichem a zvukem 00:06:56
4. Modré ráno 00:03:45
5. Hašterení 00:06:59
6. Na hrane 00:01:29
7. Obnažená 00:03:56
8. Vážné úmysly 00:04:08
9. Loskuták 00:02:01
10. Šumari 00:02:42
11. Globální ochlazení 00:03:32
12. Zakrivený prostor 00:04:40
13. Horizont v nedohlednu 00:02:46
14. Potešení 00:05:34
15. Lesky a tresky 00:04:24