Vilém Spilka Quartet: Čekání na Toma

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Address Hradební 632, Hradec Králové I – Hradec Králové
Tags Jazz, Contemporary folk, Groove
Entry CZK 100
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Takes place during Jazz Goes to Town 2020

The concert is suitable for families with children but also all visitors who don’t want to miss hearing this quartet’s new album live.

Vilém Spilka – guitar
Radek Zapadlo – saxophones
Vlastimil Trllo – double bass
Martin Kleibl – drums

Vilém Spilka Quartet (CZ) introduce their new original album Čekání na Toma (Waiting for Tom), inspired largely by the band members’ children. Tom is the six-year-old son of saxophonist Rarek Zapadlo, living with autism spectrum disorder. “The opening song is about waiting for who he’ll become. If Tom will tell us anything. If he’ll want to be part of our world. Autism has become my source of inspiration, and because its causes still remain a mystery, the following songs on the album also create a sense of mystery”, says the band member.

The Waiting for Tom album was awarded Best album prize of 2019 in the vote “Česká jazzová sklizeň” held by Czech Radio Jazz. Besides its powerful non-musical message, expert voters recognised the overall musical quality and innovative composition ideas by guitarist Vilém Spilka from Brno.

Performing artists


Vilém Spilka Quartet  River Man (live)  Vilém Spilka Quartet – River Man (live) 3:29 59 ×
Vilém Spilka  Au Privave  Vilém Spilka – Au Privave 3:02 23 ×
Vilém Spilka  Round Midnight  Vilém Spilka – Round Midnight 7:48 8 ×



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