Emil Viklický and Julian Nicholas
The Plough, Rottingdean 1/11/13
Pianist Emil Viklický has an impressive CV and has been very welcoming in recent years to British jazz musicians in his homeland, the Czech Republic. Displaying a similarly impressive technique, the evening was memorable for the interaction between Emil and Julian. Performing standards such as There Is No Greater Love and Billy Strayhorn’s Isfahan, as a quartet, they were joined by vocalist Imogen Ryall for If I Should Lose You and Mood Indigo.
Julian Nicholas (sax), Imogen Ryall (vocals), Emil Viklický (piano), Paul Whitten (bass), Spike Wells (drums)