Only a select few Czech musicians can claim the honor of being nominated for a Czech Music Industry’s Anděl Award for every one of their albums. One of them is the pre-eminent Czech bassist Tomáš Liška, now releasing his fifth album, ‘Hope’ with his group.
As with his previous releases, Liška offers a canvas of pure, transparent instrumental music structures built on strong, captivating melodies rather than bringing attention to elaborate solos.
The resulting musical space allows for elegant, free improvisation, benefiting from a rich palette of moods created by Liška’s outstanding international ensemble: the Serbian accordionist Nikola Zarić, the Turkish violinist Efe Turumtay, and the phenomenal Czech drummer Kamil Slezák.
Total Time: 51:55
Tomáš Liška – acoustic bass & voice
Nikola Zarić – accordion & voice
Efe Turumtay – violin & voice
Kamil Slezák – drums, cajon & other percussion
Sakina Teyna – voice (track 2, 7, 9)
All compositions by Tomáš Liška
Produced by Tomáš Liška & Invisible World
Recorded (March 2019) and mixed ( May 2019) by Adam Karlík at Sono Records (Czech Republic).
Vocal tracks (2, 7, 9) recorded (April 2020) by Halil Haydar Telci at Studio Acoustic 10 (Austria).
Mastered by Adam & Pavel Karlík
Design © 2020, Radek Pokorný
Photos © 2020, Dušan Tománek
Another Thing To Think About
Hope (Radio edit)