Emil Viklicky Quartet:
May 19, Algiers, Algeria, EU Jazz Festival
Emil Viklicky confident attack contributes in large part to the vitality and joy that exudes throughout the record /ACT duo Art - Together Again/. Alain Drout /DOWN BEAT, August 2014/
Listen to Steinway piano track: Gone with water issued on Live in the Box CD
Moving easily between classical and blues styles, Emil Viklicky explores interesting harmonic variations. This unique fusion of folk with jazz makes for very engaging program, one that manages to be both fresh yet familiar at the same time. John Adcock (Jazz Journal UK, May 2014)
An emotional depth rooted in Moravian folk music which has led to his being called 'the Janacek of Jazz'. Dynamic and textural subtlety lie at the heart of Viklicky's greatness, but his irresistible propulsiveness, improvisational fecundity and sheer energy are what immediately impress on this excellent album. Chris Parker´s review of "Kafka on the Shore"CD, Venus Records, Japan
"Zeitlos, poetisch und elegant", Concerto (DE)
"One of the best contemporary pianists, Viklicky´s soloing and comping, his touch, voicings and intervals have a good deal in common with fleet, tasteful pianists like T.Flanagan, J.Rowles and B.Charlap". Doug Ramsey, JazzTimes
The best price for my CD "Kafka on the Shore" is in: HMV Hongkong only USD 21,27
"Emil Viklicky Trio has the same collective energy as Esbjorn Svenson Trio, though without electronics and rock input". John Fordham /Guardian/
Duet with Miroslav Vitous, London Jazz Festival 2015, Guidal Hall, Barbican, London
Together Again is an enchanting recording of subtle charms and a fine addition to ACT's growing Duo Art series. Doubtless it will serve as a tardy introduction to Emil Viklický one of Europe's most significant and yet unheralded jazz pianists/composers. Ian Patterson, March 21, 2014 http://www.allaboutjazz.com
21.03. 2014CD "Together Again" ACT duo Art was issued on Feb 28th, 2014
07.01. 2014More info: Emil Viklicky on Facebook
27.09. 2013Prague Castle: Jon Faddis, Jaroslav Jakubovic, Lenny White, Tom Barney, Emil Viklicky - Jon Faddis Quintet - Tribute to Miles Davis
15.06. 2013Watch videos:
Jon Faddis Quintet/ with Emil Viklický
Marcus Printup and Emil Viklický Trio /with Laco Tropp
Dizzy Gilespie band/ with Emil Viklický
Night in Tunisia - Marcus Printup and trio
10.02. 2013New reissues of my CDs Window and Door with Bill Frisell are available here.
03.12. 2012My CD Sinfonietta - "Janáček of Jazz" is available for 14,50 Euro on Amazon
01.11. 2012Emil Viklicky Trio concert in Hong Kong is one of the
Best Live Jazz Shows of 2011 by Ian Patterson
07.01. 2012New CD "Spring Awakening", duo Julian Nicholas -as, Emil Viklicky -piano, can be ordered by email:
21.10. 2011KAFKA ON THE SHORE - Tribute to Haruki Murakami.
Nová CD od Venus Records, ji od 17. listopadu na Amazonu !!!
01.10. 2011New songs on You Tube:
Oh Love, love
A Little Wreath
recorded live in Dizzy´s, New York City, Jan 3rd, 2011
/George Mraz, Billy Hart, Iva Bittova and EV/
01.06. 2011Reedice Steve Houben Emil Viklicky Quartet finally available on the web.
05.05. 2011French pianist Jonas Vitaud plays 2nd movement from my new
Piano Concerto E major
The concert was a part of the festival of contemporary music called MusicOlomouc 2011.
23.01. 2011Billy Hart drums solo on Austerlitz/E.Viklicky/ Moravian Gems in Dizzy´s, New York City, Jan 3rd, 2011
21.01. 2011Emil Viklicky's chiming chords and poignant melodic turns on a Moravian love songs had a Keith Jarrett-like eloquence.
17.01. 2011Scott Robinson and Emil Viklicky in Rifftidies and in Bohemian National Hall, New York
Daily Telegraph, London
24.07. 2010Music samples from CD Emil Viklicky Trio "Sinfonietta -Janacek of Jazz" w/George Mraz-b, Lewis Nash-ds, Venus Records
10.07. 2010My CDs are available at Siroky Dvur
07.05. 2010Reedition of jazzrock recordings 1974-85
The Funky Way of Emil Viklický
VAMPISOUL Records review
30.03. 2010A nice review of Emil Viklicky trio CD Live in Vienna
25.01. 2010Prague Castle, Jan 17, 2010
Randy Brecker - Jakubovich sextet
10.12. 2009Combine elements of Bud Powell and Oscar Peterson with a deep infusion of Moravian soul, and you have Emil Viklicky, the patriarch of Czech jazz piano.
Jack Massarik, Evening Standard, London