Christian Eckert feat. Libor Šmoldas & Federico Carnevali
- Tiny Things (Carnevali & Eckert)
- Green Light (Šmoldas & Eckert)
- Tefsahi (Šmoldas & Eckert)
- Fashionized Jazz Yuppie (Carnevali & Eckert)
- Sinner John (Šmoldas & Eckert)
- Room With A View (Šmoldas & Eckert)
- Darn It (Carnevali & Eckert)
- To Be Put In Ear (Šmoldas & Eckert)
- Early Bird (Šmoldas & Eckert)
- Tiny Things (Šmoldas & Eckert)
Christian Eckert wrote about the album:
For more than two decades I did a concert series called “two guitars”. As a result of that, I came up with this
recording with Libor Šmoldas and Federico Carnevali. All of the tunes are contrafacts, which means songs based on Jazz
Standards. I’m interested in the concept of a composition and then interpreting it in my own way. Mostly you won’t
recognize the original and from time to time, even I forget the origin of certain tunes.
Libor is a Prague based guitarist, with whom I’ve been playing mostly duo for a couple of years. Based in the standard jazz tradition, he’s a very creative and open minded musician. We recorded in his living room with a view onto the beautiful Vyšehrad castle. (right before his kids came back from school.)
Federico and I are both playing a semi guitar by Stefan Schottmüller. Federico lives near my place in Italy, so we met, played together and he introduced me to the jazz scene of Arezzo. We recorded in my kitchen at the end of January in the Casentino mountains, with the wood-burning stove running and some coffee and wine which granted a cozy atmosphere.
Thanks to Libor and Federico for their wonderful playing, to my son Carl for the photo and my daughter Luisa for the artwork … and of course to my wife Julia for everything.