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George Mraz / Iva Bittova: Moravian Gems

Read "Moravian Gems" reviewed by Kurt Gottschalk

Over some twenty years of recording, the Czech violinist and singer Iva Bittova has done folk, classical and new music, recording with guitarist Fred Frith among others. What she hadn't done, by her own admission, was venture into jazz.

That changed when she began working with her countryman, bassist George Mraz. Mraz worked with ...