George Mraz
Duo Art: Together Again

VÖ: 28.02.2014

Genre: Piano Jazz


ACT 9622-2, 614427962225
George Mraz / bass
Emil Viklický / piano

Produced by Siggi Loch

Recorded at Realistic Sound Studio by Florian Oestreicher, January 16 & 17, 2013
Mixed and mastered by Klaus Scheuermann

Cover Art (Detail) by Philip Taaffe / ACT Art Collection
George Mraz and Emil Viklický - two of the leading Czech jazz musicians reunited: the former is one of the most distinguished bass players worldwide and made his career in the USA. Viklický is less well known internationally than his compatriot, but no less important: he is the "patriarch of Czech jazz piano" (London Evening Standard). The result of the reunion by producer Siggi Loch: a new Czech way of jazz, fresh ideas on the ground of tradition
George Mraz
Born in the Czech Republic, George Mraz is one of the world's most distinguished bassists and made his career in the USA. His name can be found on almost 1,000 records and CDs, and there is hardly a jazz great with whom he has not played. The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, Stan Getz, Tommy Flanagan and Richie Beirach were the most important permanent stations.  "George plays the bass like he invented it. He always plays just the right note you want to hear," pianist Beirach once said about him.