Ondřej Štveráček first introduced himself in the exclusive concert cycle Jazz na Hradě in autumn 2009 as a soloist with Matúš Jakabčic CZ-SK Big Band, one of the many formations carrying on after the division of the former common state of Czechoslovakia. When he made his debut with his own quartet in 2010 in the Castle cycle, with which he had recorded under his own name as the leader the first album What’s Outside, nominated for an ‘Angel’ award as the best jazz compact of the year, his partners were again Slovak jazzmen.
While most of his Czech colleagues in their thirties tend to style their music on the introvert plane of European jazz, as represented by musicians from the recording stable of the Munich-based label ECM or the Scandinavian jazz school, his Slovak partners and he himself are more partial to the contemporary jazz mainstream, developing the impulses of the hard-driving expressive school of hard bop, which gave rise to the epoch-making legacy of the musician who is closest to Štveráček’s heart - John Coltrane.
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