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INNER SPACES – VERNAL

DAMP172001   [8594179225576]   released 02/2017   

play album Jarní/ Vernal - Inner Spaces 56:00 149Kč
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1. Křídla/ Wings 6:07 25Kč
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2. Night in Budapest 13:26 25Kč
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3. Podzimní/ Autumnal 7:24 25Kč
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4. Song for the Underdog 8:38 25Kč
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5. Mysteriózní/ Mysterious 6:06 25Kč
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6. Jarní/ Vernal 6:13 25Kč
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7. Room on the 6th Floor 7:17 25Kč
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Štěpánka Balcarová — trumpet, flugelhorn
Luboš Soukup — tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
Vít Křišťan — piano
Max Mucha — double bass
Grzegorz Masłowski — drums

Inner Spaces quintet was formed in January 2009 in Poland. It is an international band, which is evidenced by their absorption of influences from the contemporary Polish and Czech music scenes. There was primarily a big inspiration in multi-genre Czech jazz music and in Polish bands that refer to the sound of ECM. More recently, the band´s influences have widened with Scandinavian contemporary music, which is audible mostly in open improvised passages. The broad, warm and full sound of the band, beautiful melodic lines and themes, mature improvisations and through-composed compositions are the main attributes of the first CD, which was released in March 2011. This album demonstrates the goal of the group: to produce original compositions combining musical traditions and to put forth a valuable addition to the jazz repertoire. The CD was promoted by the famous Polish magazine Jazz Forum. Inner Spaces quintet has participated in many jazz competitions and has received numerous awards. In November 2009, the band won 1st prize in the famous KROKUS Jazz Competition in Jelenia Gora. In December 2009 the band won 2nd prize in the Jazz Juniors Competition in Cracow, and also received 2nd prize at the Jazz Competition in Gdynia in May 2010. The band´s second album Light Year (released by Animal Music) was awarded the Czech grammy prize “Andel” for the best Czech jazz album of the year 2012.

Štěpánka Balcarová is a Czech trumpeter and composer who graduated from the Music Academy in Katowice, Poland. She attended the class of the prominent Polish trumpeter Piotr Wojtasik. Afterwards, she studied composition and jazz arranging with Ed Partyka at the Music Academy in Graz, Austria. Besides Inner Spaces, Štěpánka leads her own big band Concept Art Orchestra and her own quartet 4STEP. She also plays in an avant-garde international music project Chord Nation of Nikola Kolodziejczyk and collaborates with prominent Czech jazz players such as Karel Růžička, David Dorůžka and Petr Kořínek. In March 2010, she received a special award for artistic vision at the Jazz Nad Odra 2010 and in November 2011, first prize for best jazz composition at Krzysztof Komeda Composer´s Competiton.  

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