Ondřej Štveráček Space Project ft. David Hodek
JAZZ OF FOUR CONTINENTS
Quartet of the phenomenal saxophonist Ondřej Štveráček, noted for its energy, bravura technique and creative improvisation. The music of this group could be called post-Coltrane bop.
Prague-based saxophonist Ondrej Stveracek and his sterling quartet are a driving force in Central Europe’s thriving jazz scene and the group’s stellar outing on The Form, is more than ample testament to this claim. A young lion from the Czech Republic, Štveráček was inspired by the music of John Coltrane and, although drawn in by his style, he clearly distinguishes himself by developing a voice of his own. The album presents an audacious session of post-bop jazz where his own musical style and the approach on such pieces as the electrifying high-octane opening title track, provide further evidence of the drift from the Coltrane influence. (Edward Blanco - All About Jazz)
Ondrej Štveráček’s thunderous tenor sax recalls ‘new breed’ reedmen like Steve Grossman and Dave Liebman who honed their sound in the billowing wake of John Coltrane’s legacy. It is impossible not to hear echoes of the icon in this young Czech lion – a whole-horn, sound-for-its-own-sake approach with chops to support any idea that occurs – but he is clearly on his way to a more original concept with What’s Outside. On “Out-Sight” and Coltrane’s “Africa” Štverácek nearly melts the remaining varnish from his faded sax, taxing his reed with overblown immediacy while “Weaver of Dreams” reveals a gentler side; unlike his idol, he eschews ‘shaggy-dog’ storytelling in favor of succinct, song-serving narratives. (Tom Greenland - New York City Journalist).
Drummer David Hodek avid is an official international Zildjian endorser. He has played as a member of various formations alongside many respected artists and jazz musicians, such as George Cables, Essiet Essiet, Radovan Tariška, Ondrej Krajňák, Tomáš Baroš, Juraj Bartoš, Tomáš Gajlik, Oskar Rózsa, Soweto Kinch, Corcoran Holt, Casey Benjamin, Benito Gonzalez, Eric Wyatt, Mark Kelly, Corey Wilkes and Ron Affif. His talent was acknowledged by such masters as John Pattituci, Poogie Bell, Jojo Mayer, Chris Dave, and Kenwood Dennard.
Ondřej Štveráček – ts, eff; Klaudius Kováč – p, synth; Tomáš Baroš – db,bg; David Hodek – dr.
Admission seating CZK 370, standing CZK 250. There is no need to reserve a seat when purchasing a seating ticket.
Band website: www.ondrejstveracek.com