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Concept Art Orchestra

International orchestra focused on jazz, contemporary music, sound art, electronic music etc.

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This band, whose musical style is truly unique, is making its way into the current music world where borders between different sub-genres of jazz, as well as those between jazz and other kinds of music, are constantly being crossed. Its remarkable sound was created chiefly by American arranger and composer Ed Partyka. Born in Chicago in 1967, Partyka studied at Northern Illinois University and moved to Germany in 1990. All six of the songs of the CD, including their electronic elements, were composed by German drummer Peter Eisold (b. 1959) and bassist Alois Kott (b. 1950), the founders of nuBox. This occasional trio of musical collaborators established a partnership with the Concept Art Orchestra, which has a changeable international line-up and which already performed and recorded in Prague in 2010. The members of the orchestra mostly belong to the current generation of Czech jazz musicians in their thirties, whose experience with less common approaches to music is already quite rich.
Members of Concept Art Orchestra:

Ed Partyka – conductor


David Fárek - flute, clarinet, soprano sax, alto sax
Petr Kalfus – soprano sax, alto sax, alto clarinet
Luboš Soukup – clarinet, soprano sax, tenor sax
Ondřej Štveráček – tenor sax
Robert Mitrega – baritone sax, bass clarinet


Stanislav Zeman – lead trumpet
Petr Harmáček - trumpet
Oskar Török - trumpet
Štěpánka Balcarová – trumpet, flugelhorn


Filip Jelínek – lead trombone
Jan JJ Jirucha - trombone
Štěpán Janoušek - trombone
Zdeněk Němec – bass trombone

Rhythm Section:

Alois Kott – el. double bass, el. bass guitar
Vladimír Micenko – double bass
Vít Křišťan – piano
Jiří Šimek – el. guitar, electronics
Peter E. Eisold – drum set, electronics