Pavel Zlámal’s Jazz quartet PQ has released its debut album called Tyče nevyhnutelné. All eight songs are available in digital versions on music apps such as Spotify, iTunes and Deezer.
The Brno-based jazz clarinet and saxophone player Pavel Zlámal is known to be a versatile player and experimenter. After almost a year of preparation, the digital version of their album Tyče nevyhnutelné has been released. It was created in two phases in 2017 at the Recording Studio at the Divadlo na Orlí theatre under the audio supervision of Jan Košulič. The PQ quartet reacts to the current forms of modern jazz in their music. “As the name implies, it is basically a result of the general pace of life – some sort of inevitable order. This had to happen in this way, without any embellishments,” Zlámal, the author, says about the rawness of the music. He adds “it is not only a pleasure to play with the guys, but to simply spend time with them too. The album is an authentic testament to the place, time and constellation, but mainly also to our endless friendship”.
The album connects young Brno-based musicians from the jazz department of the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno. In PQ, Martin Konvička plays the piano, Václav Pálka plays the drums and Juraj Valenčík, who also plays classical music, plays the double bass.