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Robert Balzar

Primary Instrument: Bass

Robert Balzar

“....he sounds great, his solos are thought through, he's got unerring rhythm, he creates just the right sound for the band.” George Mraz

Born in Nachod, Czech republic. Robert Balzar began playing the acoustic bass at age eleven. Robert studied classical bass at Brno Conservatory- bass, piano. In 1985, he continued his career in Prague as a studio musician (TV bigband) and a jazz artist.
In 1996 he establish group under his own name - Robert Balzar Trio.
As a performer, he has played with Joe Newman, Benny Bailey, Tony Scott, Benny Golson, Wynton Marsalis, Lew Tabackin, Tony Lakatos, Victor Lewis, Hal Galper Trio, Craig Handy, John Abercrombie.....
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Awards:

CD Travelling was voted 1998 CD of the Year by Czech Radio Jazz Test
Robert Balzar was voted 1999 Best Czech Bassplayer of the Year
CD Alone was voted the Best Czech CD of the Year
Robert Balzar Trio was voted 2000 Best Czech Group of the Year
CD Overnight was nominated Czech Grammy Awards on the Sony/BMG label
CD TALES by R.Balzar Trio & John Abercrombie
....A SUPERB OUTING BY FOUR
EXTRAORDINARY MUSICIANS...

-- Bill Milkowski

CD OVERNIGHT by R.Balzar Trio
ABSOLUTELY GREAT - OVERNIGHT!
There’s no need to look for superlatives and endorsements from world-renowned names because music created by Balzar - double bass, Macha - piano, Slavicek - drums leaves no doubt. I’m known as a sensible person, very judicious and critical, and also quite bored by jazz. However, the guys play fantastically! The solos! The sounds! This is timeless well-mastered mainstream, which oozes with jazz like the spring with new life. It also draws handfuls of beauty from classical music. This is the finish line in a longdistance race.
Petra Konradova, Reflex 2 June, 2005
AS A LEADER

TALES
ROBERT BALZAR TRIO & JOHN ABERCROMBIE
2008 (B.C.W.D.Music)
Tracks:
1. Tale; 2. 22 Years ago; 3. Just in Tune;
4. Remember Hymn; 5. Portissimo; 6. Sing Song;
7. Black Cat White; 8. Night; 9. I Fall in Love to Easilly.
Personnel:
Robert Balzar: acc.Bass.
Stanislav Macha: Piano
Jiri Slavicek: Drums


OVERNIGHT
ROBERT BALZAR TRIO
2005 (Sony/BMG)
Tracks:
1. On Green Dolphin Street; 2. Lady Behind The Window; 3. Latendress;
4. Always; 5. Moment’s Notice; 6. Night;
7. East Of The Sun; 8. Ben-In-Jam (Benjamin); 9. For Your Sound No.2
Personnel:
Robert Balzar: acc.Bass.
Stanislav Macha: Piano
Jiri Slavicek: Drums


ALONE
ROBERT BALZAR TRIO
2000 (Cube/Metier)
Tracks:
disc one:
1. Alone; 2. Vinohradska Street 32; 3. Someday My Prince Will Come;
4. Moon River; 5. Quiet Now; 6. Una Noche Con Francis;
7. There Is No Greater Love.
disc two:
1. They Can’t Take That Away From Me; 2. Kenny; 3. Nardis;
4. Black Nile; 5. In Your Own Sweet Way; 6. Rob -in;
7. My One And Only Love; 8. Christiania.
Personnel:
Robert Balzar: acc.Bass.
Stanislav Macha: Piano
Jiri Slavicek: Drums


TRAVELLING
ROBERT BALZAR TRIO
1998 (Jazzpoint)
Tracks:
1. The Patriot; 2. Ginette; 3. Thanks to Isidor;
4. Travelling; 5. Wintertime; 6. B.E;
7. Willy Nilly; 8. For Your Sound No.1
Personnel:
Robert Balzar: acc.Bass.
Stanislav Macha: Piano
Marek Patrman: Drums

OTHER MAIN BAND

ANIMAGE
DAN BARTA/ILLUSTRATOSPHERE
2008 (Taita)
Tracks:
1. Lesioure Suite 2. Naokoland; 3. Vlcak; 4. Ozvena kantat;
5. Male Olala; 6. Trvale udrzitelny; 7. Mother's World; 8. Dech;
9. Li; 10. Jesus online; 11. Doba s tebou; 12. Nejen Ian;
13. Geist arbeitet; 14. May Day.
Personnel:
Dan Barta: Vocal.
Filip Jelinek: Keyboards
Stanislav Macha: Pianos
Jaroslav Friedel : Guitars
Robert Balzar : double Bass, el.Bass
Jiri Slavicek : Drums

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DOUBLE BASS: Czech anonym
BOW: Pfretzschner
MIC: AMT S25B, Clip-on microphone for the Acoustic Bass
PICKUP: Fishman-Full Cirlce Upright Bass Pickup
STRINGS: Thomastik Spirocore-soft
ELECTRIC BASS: Five String signature series handmade Jan Vlasák
STRINGS: D'Addario XL5
AMPLIFIER: SWR Workingman's Twelve Combo
SPEAKERS: SWR BOX GOLIATH III.
EFFECTS: Radial Bassbone Bass Guitar Preamp and Direct Box.

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