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Romanovska Tichy Hruby & Garth Knox

NEJSEM NA TO ZVYKLÁ

1. Podzim
2. Jsem stará, rezem zasviněná kotva
3. Nejsem na to zvyklá
4. Horo, horo
5. Keby si vedela ještě varit
6. Časová
7. Mimo Maďarsko života není
8. Bonus: Tak nalej něco
Total time 55:29

Vráťa Brabenec - alt sax
Anna Romanovská - violin, koto, piano
Petr Tichý - kontrabas
Michal Hrubý - clarinets, flute

Recorded by Petr Tichý v Pohořelec Records 2023
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Guerilla Rec. 2023

Romanovska Tichy Hruby & Garth Knox

TALES OF MOONLIGHT AND RAIN

1. Nastal už podzim, ale jeho vítr jí nepřinesl ani nepatrnou zprávu 05:50
2. Nevidíme nic, ale něco mizí 05:53
3. Jednoho dne v poslední třetině devátého měsíce vyvstal náhle za úplně klidného nebe na východě mrak a začalo mrholit 08:02
4. V okamžení zapadlo slunce a v temné noci bez měsíce, v níž ani světélko nezablikalo, jsi nerozeznal ruku před očima 05:56
5. Vyňal cestovní náčiní na psaní a při svitu posvátné lampy si báseň zapsal 07:44
6. Astral 07:56
7. Tento příběh jsem slyšel od kupce, který často chodívá do té provincie za obchodem 05:22

Anna Romanovská - violin, koto
Petr Tichý - kontrabas, trombon
Michal Hrubý - clarinets, flute
Garth Knox - viola d'amore, viola

Recorded byl Petr Tichý v Czech centrum Paris, Květen 2022
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Obal © Peter Beňo
Hevhetia, Košice 2022
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Romanovska Tichy Hruby & Knox

I'VE NEVER SEEN A NIGHT SO LONG

1. Miss! Yes? 05:22
2. We can't see anything but something is disappearing 05:53
3. Autumn had already come but its wind brought her not the slightest piece of news 05:51
4. I've never seen night so long 04:32
5. Fifty Little Buns for the Master 07:38

Anna Romanovská - violin, koto
Petr Tichý - double bass
Michal Hrubý - clarinets, flutes
Garth Knox - viola d'amore, viola

Recorded by Petr Tichý in Czech centrum Paris, Květen 2022
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Cover © Peter Beňo
Hevhetia, Košice 2022
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Romanovska Tichy Hruby & Blazikova


OBDOBÍ DLOUHÝCH TAHŮ / SEASON OF LONG FLYWAYS (LIVE IN DOBROHOŘ)

1. With Winter Approaching Fast the Little Hunter Doesn't Have a Moment of Peace 27:05
2. As If the Female Couldn´t Get Enough of His Musk 5:52
3. Even in the Animal Kingdom Such Behavior Is Not Often Seen 8:33
4. Merklov tá sé ag cur báistí ar chlár sprúis 4:26

Anna Romanovská - violin, koto, prepared piano
Petr Tichý - double bass, prepared piano
Michal Hrubý - clarinets, flutes
Klaus Kugel - drums, percussion

Recorded by Klaus Kugel in Castle Dobrohoř, October 3rd, 2020
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Cover © Peter Beňo
Hevhetia, Košice 2022
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Romanovska Tichy Hruby & Blazikova

JSEM NAVŽDY JEDNÍM Z NÁS / I AM ONE OF US FOREVER

1. Jsem navždy jedním z nás / I Am One of Us Forever 4:51
2. Mezi ptáky / Among Birds 5:48
3. Gion Kota 6:31
4. Potřebuju skřípat / I Need Cracking 4:09
5. Rosa das rosas 5:09
6. Zdroj počasí / Weather Source 5:51
7. Xicochi conetzintle 5:19
8. Muchláž 2 4:53
9. Poslední poprvé / Last for First Time 6:36
10. Triste plaisir et douloureuse joye 4:30

Hana Blažíková soprano, harp / soprán, harfa
Anna Romanovská violin, koto, grandmother's beads, voice / housle, koto, hlas
Petr Tichý double bass, voice / kontrabas, hlas
Michal Hrubý clarinets, flute, voice / klarinety, flétna, hlas

Rec, Mix and mastering Pavel Kunčar
Production Anna Romanovská, Petr Tichý a Michal Hrubý
Cover © Peter Beňo
Hevhetia, Košice 2021
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Romanovská Tichý Hrubý - Bylo to právě

Anna Romanovská - housle, koto
Petr Tichý – kontrabas
Michal Hrubý - klarinet, basklarinet, flétna

1. It was right at the Beginning of Winter...
2. Concerto for Koto and Chamber Orchestra I
3. I'm Playing the Composition We're Playing
4. The Short One
5. Without Saying
6. Beats
7. Number 9
8. Elisabeth's Song
9. …When the First Snow Fell

Hevhetia, Košice 2020
Rec Alex Tomin 1. 7. 2019 at Colloredo-Mansfelds Palace,
Mix and mastering Alex Tomin 2020
Production Anna Romanovská, Petr Tichý a Michal Hrubý
Foto Peter Beňo
Cover © Peter Beňo, 2020
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Romanovská Tichý Hrubý - přední strana

Anna Romanovská - violin, koto
Petr Tichý – double bass
Michal Hrubý - clarinet, backlarinet, tenor saxofon

1. Ach kocoure kocoure
2. Ladění I
3. Moře sněhu
4. Impro I
5. Impro II
6. Impro III

Hevhetia, Košice 2018
Recorded by Alex Tomin 18th January 2017
Mastered by Jan Košulič
Produced by Anna Romanovská, Petr Tichý a Michal Hrubý
Foto by Michael Romanovský
Cover © Peter Beňo, 2018

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The trio features Anna Romanovská Fliegrová on violin and koto, Petr Tichý on upright bass and Michal Hrubý on clarinet, saxophone and flute who indulge mostly in free improvisation. Very much like their musical instruments, the musicians themselves come from very different musical backgrounds. Anna Romanovská is a classically trained violinist and is particularly influenced by contemporary classical music, where she is in her home territory. The Japanese 13- string zither called koto played by Anna brings an oriental feel to the sound of the trio. With his multi-genre approach, Petr Tichý, whose musical foundations stem from his study of jazz bass at the Jaroslav Ježek Conservatory and at the Jazz Interpretation Department of HAMU in Prague, reveals his rootedness in folklore and folk. Michal Hrubý and his punk-folk music origins, expanded by his extraordinary music knowledge crossing through centuries and music styles, congenially complements the sound of the trio by the indispensable element of the unexpected.

Concerts:¨

2024

16.January Solná věž - Klášter dominikánů Praha
7. February Salon Letná
22. April 11.00 - Teplice
12. May - Pardubice
16. May 20.00 - Čítárna UNI + HotPotFree
4. June 20.00 - Venuše ve Švehlovce + Jaromír Typlt
5. or 6. July - Boskovice + HotPotFree
15. September - Dážďany, Blaue Fabrik + HotPotFree
21. September 18.00 - Dobrohoř
27. September 19.00 (?) - Jazz Dock + HotPotFree
28. September 19.00 - Roudnice, klášter
12. October - Kaštan - Petrovy narozeniny
8. November Praha - Barbora Kabátková a Hanka Blažíková
19. November 18.00 - Mladá Boleslav, Gymnázium dr. Pekaře + Garth Knox
20. November večer - Praha + Garth Knox
21. November - Brno + Garth Knox

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2023

16.April Žatec Muzeum - RTH hraje Karla Reinera
18.April Unijazz - křest cd s Vráťou Brabencem
13.May Písek Sladovna - Fontanela s Bárou Látalovou a Tomášem Žižkou
16.May Fortna - křest cd s Garthem Knoxem
17.May Broumov - s Garthem Knoxem
18.May D29 - s Garthem Knoxem
19.May Dobrš - s Garthem Knoxem
20.MayDobrohoř - s Garthem Knoxem
21.May Kaštan - s Vráťou Brabencem a MCH bandem
24.September Vodní hudba - bazén v Riegrových sadech
29.September Kaštan - s Vráťou Brabencem - Freejazz fest
23.November Letná

2022

14.February Vodárenská věž na Letné
21.March Božská lahvice
6.May Club 3.břeh s Klausem Kugelem
7.May Dobrohoř - křest CD with Klausem Kugelem
13.May České centrum v Paříži with Garthem Knoxem
17.July 5pm Water music - Praha - bazén Sokol v Riegrových sadech
10.September Kryštofovo údolí

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2021

29. June, Praha - Kostel Sv.Vavřince na Malé Straně - RTH & Hana Blažíková & Klaus Kugel
30.June, Pardubice, Divadlo 29 - RTH & Hana Blažíková & Klaus Kugel
1.July, Zámek Dobrohoř - RTH & Hana Blažíková & Klaus Kugel
13.August Dobršská brána with Anna Matvija
20.August Bratislava - Hevhevtia fest - RTH & Klaus Kugel
17.September Praha - Space X with Hana Blažíková
15.October Ústí nad Labem - RTH & Klaus Kugel
14.December Božská lahvice - Romanovká Tichý Hrubý just trio

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2020

10. February Potrvá - With Matouš Hejl
6. April, 19.00, Ta kavárna - with Annabelle Plum
20. April, 19.00, Filmařská
10. June - Tuchoměřice
17.June 20:00 Romanovská Tichý Hrubý with Hana Blažíková - Hól Holešovice
18. July, 14.00, Loukov - festival "V Loukově u muziky" - RTH & Rybicki
21. July RTH & Garth Knox - Hól Holešovice
30. August - Festival Boskovice
23. September, Tuchoměřice
29. September, 11.00, Teplice, Zahradní a plesový dům - RTH & Klaus Kugel
30. September 19.00, Broumov, klášterní kostel sv. Vojtěcha - RTH & Klaus Kugel
1. October, 20.00, Pardubice, Divadlo 29 - RTH & Klaus Kugel
3. October, Zámek Dobrohoř - RTH & Klaus Kugel
4. October, Praha - RTH & Klaus Kugel

Romanovská Tichý Hrubý

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2019

15. January 20:00 Božská Lahvice
17. January 14:00 Terezín>
23. February Volyně 2. May, 20.00 - Božská Lahvice
3. May, 20.30 - Jazz Cafe Passa - Pasov, Bräugasse 17 Jazz Cafe Passa
18. May, 14.00 - Kryštofovo údolí - vernisáž Václava Maliny
24. May, 20.00 - Městské kulturní středisko Vimperk - Vimperk - MKS Vimperk
23. July, 20.00 - Božská lahvice - Praha, Italská 13 Božská Lahvice
13. August - Pragovka - Orchestr Berg - performance MatoušeHejl
12. September, 20.00 - Pražský šakuhačiový festival - Neiro
13. October, 17.00 - Benefiční koncert pro ADRU - Sbor CSAD Litoměřice
4. November Café Potrvá - with Matoušem Hejlem
19. November Teplice
17. December Božská Lahvice

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2018

5. July, 19.30 - Festival Boskovice, synagoga
16. July, 17.00 - Hevhetiafest, Košice
21. July, 17.00 - Festival čajových nadšenců, Kadaň
15. August - Avoid Floating Gallery
18. August, 13:00 - festival Dobršská brána, Dobrš
23. August, 11.00 - setkání mládeže, Terezín
15. October 20.00 - Božská Lahvice
29. October 20.00 - S Orchestrem Berg Hybernská 4
10. November 23:00 - live Radio 1
11. November 20:00 - Božská Lahvice

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A trio of unique musicians – violinist Anna Romanovská, upright bassist Petr Tichý and clarinet player Michal Hrubý – are releasing their debut album on the renowned Slovak label, Hevhetia. Walking a fine line between jazz and classical music, their compositions echo folkloric influences as well. The primary reference here is the exotic sound of the koto, played by Romanovská. Four pieces are free improvisation and even those penned by Hrubý are loose in structure. Tichý is the guide through all of them on an acoustic bass with gut strings of his own making, following the model of folk musicians in Terchová. Zdeněk Slabý will launch the album at Čítárna Unijazzu on Wednesday, 25 April from 8 pm. The title of the opening track refers to the origins of the Romanovská Tichý Hrubý trio’s debut. The composition can also be heard on the compilation Jiná hudba pro Kocoura Vavřince (Other Music for Vavřinec the Cat, Polí5). Writer and music critic Zdeněk K. Slabý put the album together last year to mark the 50th anniversary of the comic book character known from the Czech children’s magazine Mateřídouška. Hrubý is one of the avant-garde musicians he approached. “Hrubý took the opportunity very seriously, plotting a brand new trio. The ensemble imbued ‘Ach kocoure kocoure’ (Oh Tomcat) with disarming lightness, conciseness and dreamy nostalgia,” sums up Slabý. Hrubý’s composition rightly earned accolades such as “revival with hints of folk music” (Alex Švamberk) and “The album’s first high point!” (Jan Hocek). Hock is intrigued by a “mix of the Japanese instrument koto with a jazzy bass and a prominent minimalist clarinet riff; later on, violin replaces the koto with an overarching part, and finally free jazz leaps in.” “Though we had already recorded two tracks as initially planned, we decided to go on. We didn’t want to stop – it felt like leaving an unfinished cup of coffee,” Tichý explains how the debut album came about. „Ach kocoure kocoure“ opens up the gate to adventurous musical landscapes of improvisation. The listener has to get there through a sea of snow („Moře sněhu“), the second composition by Hrubý, who considers studio improvisation to be “more concise, song-like, or composed” than improvising on stage. This creative approach is intrinsic to all three musicians across their multiple musical projects, some of them shared. “Improvising is the highest form of my internal freedom. If I get a chance to meet great, inspiring musicians in this – somewhat infinite – space, it is always great joy for me. Petr Tichý and Michal Hrubý are such musicians, without a doubt,” Romanovská comments on their collaboration. The affinity between Hrubý’s clarinet and saxophone, Romanovská’s violin and koto and obviously Tichý’s upright makes for some courageous and exciting musical pilgrimages. “There was white snow outside and the sun shone brightly on it from a clear blue sky,” Romanovská remembers the recording session. “May at least one of those light rays reach every listener…”

Anna Romanovská Fliegerová(1982) hails from a scientific/musical family. She graduated from the Prague Conservatory and the Faculty of Education of Charles University (in Violin and Music Teaching). She is currently completing her doctoral thesis on “John Buckley – A Contemporary Irish Composer and Teacher” at Charles University. She teaches music theory and violin at the Jaroslav Ježek Conservatory. She plays with Orchestr Berg, an established ensemble focusing on interpreting contemporary music. She collaborates with Michal Hrubý in the Prázdné hory jsou plné větru a deště project. Her other musical activities include singing, playing the koto and composing. Aside from other projects, she authored the music to the „1+KK“ theatre play.

Petr Tichý(1974) is a Czech acoustic bass player originally from Jablonec nad Nisou. He studied upright bass playing at the Jazz Department of Prague’s HAMU and at the Jaroslav Ježek Conservatory, studying with Petr Kořínek, Jaromír Honzák, Miroslav Vitouš and Jiří Slavík. His flagship projects include the HLASkontraBAS duo with singer Ridina Ahmed and NTS along with Michal Nejtek and Štěpán Smetáček. Petr Tichý has worked with Floex, Orchestr Berg, the Continuo theatre, Marek Novotný, Vladimír Václavek, Palo Hammel, Ondřej Škoch, Míra Kemel, Sylvie Krobová, Feng-yűng Song, Jono Bono, Paul Novotny and Alexander Yasinsky, Květovaný kůň, Duende and many others. On this recording, he is playing gut strings of his own making, following the model of folk musicians in Terchová. For Petr, free improvising is like having a nice cup of coffee with friends.

Michal Hrubý(1973) plays clarinets, tenor saxophone and Slovak folkloric whistles (overtone whistles, six-hole whistles…). He got his start with Sveřepé prase, a rock outfit, then formed and led the bands Neočekávaný dýchánek and Kapitán Kajman. Michal has been focusing primarily on free improvisation since 2009. He is currently active as part of several different ensembles (Květovaný kůň aneb Hanzlová Hrubý Svoboda Tichý, Prázdné hory jsou plné větru a deště, Drozdi a droždí...). He says of his music: “I like making sounds.”