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31.10.2013 bol Jazzový koncert roka v Malej synagóge. Pavel J.Ryba and The Fish Men.

Mimořádně technicky disponovaný baskytarista, o kterém hovoří s uznáním nejen odborníci, ale také muzikanti a posluchači na celém světě. O jeho kvalitě a originalitě ostatně svědčí i přehled koncertů na předních světových pódiích od Evropy přes Rusko až po USA, Argentinu, Chile…(např. Knitting Faktory – New York, Blues Alley – Washington, Le Club – Moskva, Teatro San Martin – Buenos Aires, Salon Dorado, Cassa de la Cultura – Buenos Aires, Club de Jazz de Santiago – Chile, Birmingham Symphony Hall.) Jeho alba recenzují prestižní zahraniční hudební časopisy, což se podařilo jen málu z našich hudebníků. CD „Yes, Yes , No, No” obdrželo dokonce v roce 2000 maximálních pět hvězdiček v žebříčku Jazzize Magazine (USA), kde se udrželo tři měsíce na 1. místě ve společnosti top světových osobností, jako jsou např. Joe Zawinul, D. Sanborn, M. Davis, Marcus Miller.
Svým stylem hraní zaujal takové hudebníky, jakými jsou Mike Stern, Dean Brown, Josef Skrzek, Garry Lucas, Bryan Corbett, kteří se spolupodíleli na jeho projektech a koncertních turné. V domácím prostředí spolupráce s Janou Koubkovou, Michalem Davidem, Jazzem Q Martina Kratochvíla, se skupinou Marsyas a Zuzanou Michnovou, Petrem Rezkem, Petrem Novákem, Hanou Zagorovou.
Je exkluzivním hráčem firmy TC Electronic, Radial, AKG a používá basové kytary Fender – custom made for Pavel. J. Ryba.

Ryba v Trnave

VÝBĚR Z RECENZÍ:

Paula Edelstein (USA), Sounds Of Timelles Jazz.com, JAZZIZ MAGAZINE, JAZZ AT A GLANCE, All
about Jazz, All Music Guide
….. hudba bourá komunikační bariéry. Rybův rodný jazyk je čeština, ale jeho hudba mluví pro svět srozumitelným jazykem. Je to úžasný umělec, jedna z vůdčích osobností českého jazzu, mezinárodně renomovaný basista. Pavel J. Ryba je hvězda. Jeho obrovská energie,cítění ,vynikající techniky a šíře repertoáru jako kouzlem ovlivní sluch
každého posluchače..… Připoutejte se do sedadel a připravte se na parádní koncertní jízdu….. jeho basová sóla neomylně posouvají skladby vždy o příslušný kus dál s pomocí nesmírně avantgardních improvizací a promlouvají k posluchači v úžasné směsici rytmů, temp a výrazu. Cítíme Pastoriův vliv šířící se vzduchem….. základní kámen Rybových vystoupení, je čirá basová mašina, v ní Ryba uplatnil svůj mnohočetný talent jako skladatel, baskytarista a osobitý frontman, který umí navázat vztah s publikem….. Oheň sálající s Rybových sól pak dokládá, že dorostl v hráče velké tvůrčí hloubky…... Rybův tón zní nádherně a jeho basové linky vždycky dávají smysl a na koncertním vystoupení je obecenstvo v sedadlech jako na jehlách.
Vystoupení celého bandu Pavel J, Ryba & The Fish Men Vás posadí svou silnou pozitivní energií do sedadel a nenechá Vás v klidu. Jste pocitově vtaženi do hudby a stanete se součástí celého vystoupení.

Reviews:   JAZZIZ  MAGAZINE/USA
JAZZ AT A GLANCE      JAZZ REVIEW
Featured Artist: Pavel Jakub Ryba & M.T.S. Art Ensemble
CD Title: "Yes,Yes,No,No,"
Record Label: N.I.C. records(Import)
Review:
Isn't it amazing how music transcends any real or presumed communication barriers? Pavel Jakub Ryba's native language may be Czechoslovakian but the fretless bass conversation on his CD called "Yes,Yes.No,No" is clear in any language. He is one amazing artist. As one of the leading personalities of Czech jazz, P.J. Ryba is a star.
His enormous energy and extensive repertoire mixes jazz, classical, pop and rock and does wonders for such standards as the Sonny Rollins classic, "St. Thomas." The quartet lends their special international flavor to "Sugar," by the great Stanley Turrentine and "A Child Is Born," by Thad Jones. His bass solo on "My One And Only Love," speaks to the listener with an amazing array of rhythms, tempo and stylistic expressions. Pastorius' influence is hanging in the air on this one and along with Petr Valasek on tenor saxophone and bass clarinet, David Krupa on piano and keyboards, and Jiri Kollman on percussion, Ryba & his M.T.S. Art Ensemble exert their influence on your ears. The symphonic marvel, "Jeste jsem to nedostala," is superior. Pavel Jakub Ryba wrote four of the nine songs on the CD with "JE-BEL" being the most memorable original tune on this set because of its exotic note-for-note matchup between Ryba on bass and Petr Valasek on bass clarinet! That one does it for me. This CD is a wonderful experience of Czech jazz and a prime example of Ryba's perfect technique and musical feelings.

Rating: *****
Reviewed by: Paula Edelstein

SOUND OF TIMELESS JAZZ/USA
Paula Edelstein - 2005

Morally Topless/Mind The Step
Pavel J. Ryba
Czechoslovakian bassist/composer/arranger/producer  Pavel J. Ryba maintains his genuine fondness for fusing elements of avant-garde/free jazz genre with exciting rock bass riffs and  atonal Czechoslovakian folk passages on this exceptional display of musical tastes. Stellar accompaniment from alto saxophonist Petr Albert Venkrbec, Jiri Koliman on percussion, Mikolas Nop on drums, Mike Stern on guitar and Camillo Caller on percussion make up MORALLY TOPLESS/MIND THE STEP which features 9 songs written by Ryba and co-arranged with Venkrbec. The bassist, who has a sound similar to the late Jaco Pastorious’ released SMALLER WOUNDS in the late 90s, and has continued to gain international popularity as a leader and sideman with such noted jazz musicians as Joe **. “Tomorrow Will Be Better,” is a sterling example of Ryba’s bass virtuosity. He makes a powerful original artistic statement by playing the entire length of the neck of the bass guitar, slapping, plucking and is only accompanied by Kollman’s handclaps, rhythmic rim shots and a ride cymbal for excellent artistic effect. On Monk’s “Straight No Chaser,” he reinterprets this jazz standard in a trio setting with Venkrbec’s alto sax out front and his bass guitar in tandem with Nop’s drums keeping the rhythm logic in the pocket. “Song For Jaco,” is an emotional homage to one of jazz fusion’s most popular bassists and its eerie, haunting riffs at the intro provide a musical image of what Jaco would be playing today. Ryba is awesome on this track – is definitely in the rock/jazz fusion groove and playing with confidence and competence. This is by far one of the best songs of the CD. Check out MORALLY TOPLESS/MIND THE STEP if you enjoy rock/jazz fusion with a dash of avant-garde/free jazz elements.

PAVEL J. RYBA AND THE FISH MEN – „LIVE IN CIRCUS“
(Sound  od Timeless Jazz,All Music Guide,Jazziz Magazine,All About Jazz,Allmusic.com...)

Recorded live at the Jazz Tibet Club in Olomouc, Czech Republic, Pavel J. Ryba and The Fish Men combine their talents for this funky performance of original compositions by Ryba. This ultimate dose of international jazz reached their fans across Europe and North American during their 2008 tour and left a blazing trail of excitement in their path. Brilliant videography brings you up close and personal to this great concert filled with some of their best music ever recorded live.

Strap yourself in your seats for a great ride on “Morally Topless” one of their greatest hits on which Ryba and The Fish Men let it all hang loose with lots of intricate mesmerizing sounds. “Haven’t Got It Yet,” a Petr Valásěk original, opens with a mesmerizing bass clarinet and bass duet before the entire band joins in the mid-tempo ballad. As one of the best reed instrumentation solos on this amazing set, Valásěk bares his powerful chops and keeps the music flowing into a great rock-infused guitar solo by Dean Brown. All the while, Ryba and Nop keep the rhythm logic happening with steady backdrop syncopation and percussive heartbeats. Another highlight is “What’s Her Poison” written by Pavel Ryba. This is a great composition with a wonderfully arranged soprano saxophone solo by Milan Krajíc. 

Two more surprises await you dear viewer. First, is the addition of the Great American Songbook jazz standard “For All We Know,” as wonderfully voiced arrangement by guitarist Dean Brown. Second, is and his original composition “Clave Groove” which features a Latin groove duet between Brown and Mikoláš Nop. This duo brought the audience to their feet. 

“Smaller Wounds,” another of Pavel Ryba’s compositions, features his gentle bass energy and haunting interplay with delicate Petr Valásěk’s bass clarinet and vocals. “Tomorrow Will Be Better” which has become a cornerstone in Ryba’s regular performing book is a pure bass vehicle that also features Ryba’s great multiple talents as a composer and bass player up front and personal with his audience. This is a real show-stopper and always has Ryba’s audiences on the edge of the seats.

The jazz doesn’t stop as the set is closed out with Thelonious Monk’s “Straight No Chaser” as a funky upbeat gem with the bass clarinet on the melody line and the vocalese of Petr Valásěk keeping the performance sizzling. “Saltation” another high energy composition, closes out the set and is a truly unique work that stands tall among the classic Ryba songs included here.

Pavel J. Ryba and The Fish Men’s discography is filled with a wide-range of one-of-a- kind collaborations. For those who missed their concerts, this DVD, serves as a great way to relive the excitement and remain a part of their dynamic musical journey in 2008.  Includes photo slide show and bonus documentary.

 

PAVEL J. RYBA & THE FISH MEN + DEAN BROWN - BOOKLET NOTES
(Sound  od Timeless Jazz,All Music Guide,Jazziz Magazine,All About Jazz,Allmusic.com...)
Recorded live at the Jazz Tibet Club in Olomouc, Czech Republic, Pavel J. Ryba and The Fish Men combine their talents for this funky performance of original compositions by Ryba. This ultimate dose of international jazz reached their fans across Europe and North American during their 2008 tour and left a blazing trail of excitement in their path. Brilliant videography brings you up close and personal to this great concert filled with some of their best music ever recorded live.

Strap yourself in your seats for a great ride on “Morally Topless” one of their greatest hits on which Ryba and The Fish Men let it all hang loose with lots of intricate mesmerizing sounds. “Haven’t Got It Yet,” a Petr Valásěk original, opens with a mesmerizing bass clarinet and bass duet before the entire band joins in the mid-tempo ballad. As one of the best reed instrumentation solos on this amazing set, Valásěk bares his powerful chops and keeps the music flowing into a great rock-infused guitar solo by Dean Brown. All the while, Ryba and Nop keep the rhythm logic happening with steady backdrop syncopation and percussive heartbeats. Another highlight is “What’s Her Poison” written by Pavel Ryba. This is a great composition with a wonderfully arranged soprano saxophone solo by Milan Krajíc. 

Two more surprises await you dear viewer. First, is the addition of the Great American Songbook jazz standard “For All We Know,” as wonderfully voiced arrangement by guitarist Dean Brown. Second, is and his original composition “Clave Groove” which features a Latin groove duet between Brown and Mikoláš Nop. This duo brought the audience to their feet. 

“Smaller Wounds,” another of Pavel Ryba’s compositions, features his gentle bass energy and haunting interplay with delicate Petr Valásěk’s bass clarinet and vocals. “Tomorrow Will Be Better” which has become a cornerstone in Ryba’s regular performing book is a pure bass vehicle that also features Ryba’s great multiple talents as a composer and bass player up front and personal with his audience. This is a real show-stopper and always has Ryba’s audiences on the edge of the seats.

The jazz doesn’t stop as the set is closed out with Thelonious Monk’s “Straight No Chaser” as a funky upbeat gem with the bass clarinet on the melody line and the vocalese of Petr Valásěk keeping the performance sizzling. “Saltation” another high energy composition, closes out the set and is a truly unique work that stands tall among the classic Ryba songs included here.

Pavel J. Ryba and The Fish Men’s discography is filled with a wide-range of one-of-a- kind collaborations. For those who missed their concerts, this DVD, serves as a great way to relive the excitement and remain a part of their dynamic musical journey in 2008.  Includes photo slide show and bonus documentary.

 

Review from jazz.ru  Moscow
The second part of the evening was Czech: it belonged to the Czech bass player Pavel Jakub Ryba with his band. Suddenly we could see that the audience was cheerful, so to say, not at all loaded with any serious pilgrimage duty towards the High Art. They played in a healthy way, not prefering to pull out their body organs because of some deep abysms of human emotions or some spirit highths, but simply took their time  playing together their innocent, though impressive musical games fully coherent with the creative contemporary jazz music and, what's more, sticking to its means and ideas...
...and there starts the snapped saxophone solo. Striking pauses, not in any respect motivated by any craftly cliches, hang in the air. One of us writes down in his notepad "Obviously, the saxophonist's gone completely mad"... sometimes it looks like the spirit of Eric Dolphy's improvisational structures sprinkles from somewhere. Not in sound, though, Venkrbec's tone is fully unpretentious, towards his impovisation totally informal...
Pavel J. Ryba from the technique point of view - undoubtedly a leader: with his bass technique and his art of developing both characteristic bass lines and guitar lines. With this man, everything is in order...

Ilya Reyderman
Evening Odessa
30th September, 2004
Jazz Carnival in Odessa reviewed
...It looked like after Eduardo Niebla's flamenco in its "pure form", the next band would have a difficult position on stage. However, Pavel Jakub Ryba came on with his Czech musicians - and we experienced his  extraordinarily organic life within musical world. He didn't simply play music like a cool professional, he really lived through every note; he truly felt inside the music element like a fish in the water ('ryba' is Czech for 'fish'). And what they played was original jazz "without fooling"...


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