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Fragile Bliss at Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival
Exciting instrumental trio Malina-Liška-Nejtek make their UK debut. Inspired by jazz, bluegrass, contemporary classical and folk music they present a joyful interplay of banjo, piano and bass.
The three musicians that make up the instrumental trio Malina-Liška-Nejtek are rooted in three very diverse musical genres. Together they find common ground in a style which could be defined, somewhat all-encompassingly, as “New Acoustic Music“. Their first joint performance took place in November 2014 in the Bohemian town of Český Krumlov and by the end of 2015 they released their debut album Fragile Bliss (Animal Music).
The trio´s repertoire relies primarily on original compositions by multi-instrumentalist Luboš Malina (a regular member of the bands Druhá tráva, Garcia, Kon Sira and Malina Brothers) and upright bass player Tomáš Liška (Druhá tráva, David Dorůžka Trio, Kon Sira, Points Quartet). They are complemented, in turn, with compositions by pianist Michal Nejtek (Kollerband, Michal Pavlíček, NTS). The music arising from their interaction and mutual inspiration does not intend to be necessarily “new“ or “different“, but (hopefully) cheerful, dynamic, playful, and open in equal measure to the possibilities of melody and to journeys outside the boundaries of genre. Only time will reveal where these journeys will lead!
Fragile Bliss will be pleaying with Medbøe Hamilton Kane. A specially assembled chamber trio celebrate guitarist, Haftor Medbøe’s half-century, with Steve Hamilton (piano) and Dave Kane (bass), and a lot more technology.