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Frantisek Uhlir

Born 24.7. 1950 in Usti n/Orlici in Czech Republic.From 1965 has studied double bass,piano and composition at the conservatory in Brno.During his studies has played at the orchestra of the Janacek's opera-house and at the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra. He graduated the conservatory at 1971 with the concert for the double bass and chamber orchestra by J.K.Vanhal(1739-1813). The first touch with the jazz was listening to the Voice of America that came on midnight for an hour.In this broadcasting I've heard first the Bill Evans Trio with Scott LaFaro on the bass and I was very impressed not only by his playing, but with the way, how this trio played together. I've really been influenced by everything I've heard, but of course I paid special attention to the bassplayers as Ray Brown,Paul Chambers, Ron Carter and Scott LaFaro. He is regarded as a player carrying forward the so-called Czech string bass playing tradition(G

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The MUH Trio: Prague After Dark

Read "Prague After Dark" reviewed by Jack Bowers

If experience really is the best teacher, meet three of Europe's most well-schooled jazz musicians who together make up the recently formed MUH Trio. The “M" is Italian pianist Roberto Magris (age fifty-eight), the “U" the sixty-seven-year-old Czech bassist Frantisek Uhlir, the “H" Czech drummer Jaromir Helesic, the trio's elder statesman at age seventy.

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Trio WUH: Live at Jazzinec

Read "Live at Jazzinec" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

The first time Skip Wilkins František Uhliř and Jaromir Helešic played together was in January 2012. The following day they got the opportunity of playing at Birdland Neuborg on the Danube. they hit it off and by the time this recording was made in February 2013, they had performed together over 40 times. The ...

60

Label: Multisonic Records
Released: 2011
Track listing: Uvod; Expectation; Father's Blues; Castles in the Air; Wabash; Sarah's Bande; Nenazvana; Song For G. Mraz; Let's Go On; Song For Jane; Softly as in the Morning Sunrise.

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Frantisek Uhlir: 60

Read "60" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Prague Castle is the premier performance venue in the capital of the Czech Republic. It has held a monthly Jazz at the Castle concert since 2004, with the largest number of performances coming from bassist František Uhlíř. He has performed eight times at the venue, including September 8, 2010, to celebrate his 60th birthday. The cast ...

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Frantisek Uhlir: Bass Devotion / BassSaga

Read "Frantisek Uhlir: Bass Devotion / BassSaga" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Frantisek Uhlir TeamBass Devotion / BassSaga Multisonic2010 In 2010, bassist František Uhlíř is celebrating his 60th birthday with a double-disc CD release. Being an inventive person, he has combined a live quartet recording from earlier in the year, Bass Devotion, with a studio recording from 1984, BassSaga. Together, ...

Double Bass Session

Label: Multisonic Records
Released: 2009
Track listing: Uvod (introduction by the President of the Czech Republic Vaclav Klaus); Blues For Five; Rosemary's Baby; PF 2000; Tense; Bouncin' With Bud; Lost and Found; Not at Home Again.

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Frantisek Uhlir: Double Bass Session

Read "Double Bass Session" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Jazz at Prague Castle was initiated in February 2004 by the President of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Klaus. The series of performances has featured some big names from that country including bassist Frantisek Uhlir, who had previously released the live Jazz at Prague Castle 2006 (Multisonic, 2006), featuring a trio and a guest appearance by trumpeter/flugelhornist ...

Emil Viklicky: Emil Viklicky 60

Read "Emil Viklicky: Emil Viklicky 60" reviewed by Victor Verney

Emil Viklicky Emil Viklicky 60 Multisonic 2009 Imagine Barack Obama introducing, say, keyboard player Herbie Hancock for a live concert at the White House on the occasion of Hancock's 60th birthday (a milestone, incidentally, that Hancock reached on April 12, 2000). Pianist Emil Viklicky's latest CD was created ...


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