Libor Šmoldas NYC Trio: DUSK


After Dreamtime and On the Move, Šmoldas' stellar New York trio consisting of Adam Nussbaum on drums and Jay Anderson on double bass comes with an atmospheric album entitled Dusk. This time it's a record with a theme - eleven of Libor's compositions will take you through the period of one day from dawn (Crack of Dawn) to midnight (Dead of Night).

Unlike in previous recordings, Šmoldas uses a telecaster-type electric guitar does not play with a pick, using only a finger picking technique. He thus creates a sound full of harmony and color, which Nussbaum and Anderson take to yet another level. Dusk was recorded in the spring of 2019, printed and produced at the end of 2020, delayed due to the pandemic pause.

The album was launched  in Prague in 2021 as part of the Jazz Meets World festival and at the Brno Jazz Fest the same year.  Dusk was published by NEWPORTLINE Lukáš Martínek took care of the sound, photography was by Jan Pohribný and Neil Swanson, design by Yvone Baalbaki.

SILVER, Skici stříbrného plátna


A second solo guitar album of  Libor Šmoldas is entitled Silver, Skici stříbrného plátna, meaning sketches of the silver screen. It is a loose continuation of a previous album Blue. This time, Libor focused on the music from the Czechoslovak Silver Screen films. This unusual solo album features Libor on different guitars using different approaches and techniques. It was recorded and mixed by Lukáš Martínek at studio Svárov. Jan Pohribný, a renowned Czech photographer provided the album with stylish photos. The graphic design was done by Yvone Baalbaki. The Silver album was launched on November 30, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the Jazz Dock club in Prague. The godfather of the album is the Cimrman actor Petr Brukner.

Libor Šmoldas Organ Trio: LAY IT DOWN


Libor's Organ Trio record features original groovy compositions inspired by american soul-jazz scene of the 1960s. It features Jakub Zomer on Hammond organ, Václav Pálka on drums and Libor on electric guitar.

JAKUB ZOMER - Hammond Organ

1/ Well-Rounded Squares (Libor Šmoldas) 4:41
2/ Any Moment Now (Libor Šmoldas) 5:43
3/ Blue Print (Libor Šmoldas) 5:32
4/ Hoboken Detour (Libor Šmoldas) 4:36
5/ Into The Blue (Libor Šmoldas) 5:33
6/ K Stands For Kenny (Libor Šmoldas) 3:36
7/ Mr. Dinosaur (Libor Šmoldas 4:55
8/ Without Knowing Why (Jakub Zomer) 4:13
9/ Sophisticated (Libor Šmoldas) 4:46
10/ Six Teas (Libor Šmoldas) 5:21
11/ Lament - bonus track (Libor Šmoldas) 7:46

Libor Šmoldas NYC Trio: ON THE MOVE


 A second album of the NYC Trio with Adam Nussbaum and Jay Anderson featuring Libor's originals.

Libor Šmoldas - guitar
Jay Anderson - acoustic bass
Adam Nussbaum - drums

BLUE, Šmoldas hraje Ježka


In 2016, 110 years had passed since the birth of the legendary Czech composer Jaroslav Ježek. Libor Šmoldas decided to join the celebrations of his anniversary with his  his seventh, but first solo guitar album. The CD contains original improvised solo guitar arrangements of Jezek's songs.

Libor Šmoldas NYC Trio: DREAMTIME


First recording of Libor's NYC Trio with bassist Jay Anderson and drummer Adam Nussbaum was made in 2011 in New York. It was published by NEW PORT LINE, photos were taken by Jan Pohribný, graphics by Yvone Baalbaki, sound by Dan Gonko and Matouš Godík.

Libor Šmoldas (g)
Adam Nussbaum (dr)
Jay Anderson (b)

  1. Moon River (Henry Mancini, John Mercer)
  2. Folks Who Live On The Hill (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein)
  3. Caroline I See You (James Taylor)
  4. Beautiful Love (Wayne King, Victor Young, Egbert Van Alstyne)
  5. Theme From The Godfather (Nino Rota)
  6. Isfahan (Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington)
  7. The Long And Winding Road (Paul McCartney, John Lennon)
  8. I Get Along Without You Very Well (Hoagy Carmichael)

Libor Šmoldas Quartet feat. Bobby Watson: INTUITION


The leading Czech jazz guitarist and composer Libor Šmoldas releases his fourth album as a leader entitled "Intuition" featuring his quartet and special guest Bobby Watson. This CD is coming out on NEW PORT LINE label. The album is an indirect continuation of the previous record "18 Days. 2000 Miles.", which was released after the qurtet's tour in the United States and that featured a bonus track with saxophonist Booby Watson.

Libor Šmoldas Quartet: 18 DAYS 2000 MILES


A third album of the leading Czech jazz guitarist and composer Libor Šmoldas with his quartet entitled "18 Days. 2000 Miles." It was recorded in the USA at the end of the Quartet's tour in spring of 2011. In addition to guitarist Libor Šmoldas, the recording features our leading players of the younger jazz generation - specifically, double bassist Josef Fečo, pianist Petr Beneš and drummer Tomáš Hobzek. The album contains mainly Libor's original compositions with two exceptions by the drummer Hobzek and double bassist Fečo, as well as by three cover songs. The album closes as a bonus track with the classic jazz hit "Moanin" by Bobby Timmons, which the band recorded live during their joint performance with legendary saxophonist Bobby Watson, and subsequently foreshadowed their further collaboration

Libor Šmoldas Quartet: LIVE AT JAZZ DOCK


Libor Smoldas' third album as a leader featuring his quartet and all original composition. The CD was recorded live in Prague's legendary jazz club Jazz Dock in 2010.

Libor Smoldas guitar

Petr Benes Fender Rhodes

Josef Feco double-bass

Tomas Hobzek drums

Libor Šmoldas NYC Quartet: IN NEW YORK ON TIME

Animal Music 2010

Libor Smoldas' second album as a leader was recorded in New York and features an all-star line-up of George Mraz on bass, Sam Yahel and Jeff Ballard. It contains arrangements of song from musical My Fair Lady as well as Libor's originals. It was released in 2010 by Animal Music Label in the Czech Republic.

Libor Šmoldas Trio: ON THE PLAYGROUND

Animal Music 2007

Libor Šmoldas' debut album On The Playground featuring Ondřej Pivec on organ and Polish drummer Lukasz Zyta. The album contains 6 of Šmoldas' own original compositions plus two jazz standards: "Valse Hot" by Sonny Rollins and "Just One Of Those Things" by Cole Porter.