Website of the project Feelin' the Spirit: www.grantgreentribute.com
Album Feelin' the Spirit is available on iTunes.
New album christening!
In Sunday, 03.03 at 22:00 will be christening of double album "Feelin 'The Spirit' at Jazz Dock. Godmother of new double album will be singer Tonya Graves of the group Monkey Business.
I would like to remind you after years, entertaining computer game RoBox (Roman's box).
This computer game we developed with Martin Novak and Ondrej Pivec. Even after years is a very fun and works on both platforms - Mac and PC.
Computer music interactive game: PC download / Mac OS X download
Baptism of album Feelin' The Spirit in Jazz Dock comming soon!
15 and 16 November was in the studio Svárov recording a new project to honor the memory of the famous jazz guitarist Grant Green.
Sound by Luky Matrtínek. On piano plays Najponk, the bass Peter Dvorsky and the drums Martin Kopriva. Recording session was in a good mood and records are now in mixing and mastering process. The repertoire consisted of Green's favourite songs like Cantaloupe Woman, California Dream, but also from traditionals like famous Joshua Fit The Battle of Jericho, Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child and others. Roman composed and dedicated to Grant Green two songs … Grantology and I Feel Green. The album will be released soon on CD and on LP too. So you have a lot to look forward to. Of course will be available on iTunes and Facebook e-shop. Release on the Romans brand MyRecords like last one Hot Jazz News.
Feelin' The Spirit!
04/03/2012 You can look forward to the premiere of a special project in honor of outstanding jazz guitarist Grant Green.
Especially his album Feelin' The Spirit, there are gospel traditionals and Grant Green compositions. The participating Najponk leading jazz pianist, bassist Petr Dvorský and ticking drummer Martin Kopriva. Come celebrate with us the memory of Grant Green to the club U Malého Glena.
Videos with Aldebaran Quartet on YouTube:
Cooperation with Aldebaran Quartet
At Tuesday, 28/06 at "U Malého Glena" and Friday 01.07 at "Jazz Dock", you can see Roman Pokorny European project in collaboration with Aldebaran Quartet operating in the European jazz scene, however, mainly in Amsterdam. Aldebaran Quartet members are Spanish tenor saxafonist Alex Cid, guitarist Alex de Gispert of Catalonia, Dutch bassist Bas Kisjes and drummer Efraim Schulz-Wackerbarth from Germany. The focus of this project are original compositions of modern jazz written by Roman Pokorny, Efraim Schulz-Wackerbarthera Kisjese and Bas Kisies. The entire concert in Jazz Dock will be recorded by Český Rozhlas and recording should be released on CD!
Every Tuesday at U Malého Glena!
Roman Pokorný plays every Tuesday at U Malého Glena on Mala Strana in Center of Prague few steps from Charles Bridge! R.P. Usually plays blues with his blues band (guitar, vocal, bass guitar, drums) . Sometimes modern Fusion trio. U Malého Glena is picturesque and homely club where you can be close to the musicians as you have ever been!
New CD of singer Lada Kerndl "It seems a couple of days" is out
Im glad that I can finally announce this news. On the CD we have worked continuously for three years and involved with many great people. Musicians as Ondrej Pivec (keyboards), Mirek Hloucal (trumpet), Eli Khentov (violin), Dudu Morais (drums) and others. I would like to thank Láďa for his truculence and diligence with which he managed to make this project through. Sometimes not enough to make great music, but we also have the organizational talent, the music stayed in the drawer, but got to CD. This is original music and the full Czech original lirics expect one English song . Everything kind of came out by itself. I think this album does not play anything and presents Lada Kerndl such a he is. Songs like "The Sea and Me", "On The Square", "There Are Places That I like" or "It seems a couple of days" it fit like a glove. I believe that this album reflects all Láďa rates declined in rough dirty voice sort of cowboy sincerity and honesty with which to live really accessed. I hope that this album will find fans, and they will happy with it. Baptism of new CD will be in Jazz Club Reduta in Prague 11.11.2009 15:30. Godfather of CD will be Petr Janda leader of Czech poprock group Olympic.
Canadian Tour 2007
I spend 16 nice days in Toronto Canada. I met my friends and play 5 concerts there. It was very good experience to meet great local musicians and also play with them. Special thanks to Czech Airolines and musician friends Lynn and James McDonald, Dave Restivo, Howard Ross, Ben Riley, Ross McIntyre, Richard Underhill, Boby Watson and many others.
NEW CD - Hot Jazz News - IS OUT NOW!
New Roman's fusion CD is available to buy. So, I hope, that you like my new music!