Viklický* • Frisell* • Driscoll* • Johnson* ‎– Okno & Dveře / Window & Door

Supraphon ‎– SU 6064-2
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Nahráno ve studiu Dejvice, Praha, 11.–14. června 1979
Přepis pásků a remastering: RA studio, březen 2012

Recorded at the Dejvice Studio, Prague, 11 to 14 June 1979
Tape transcription and remastering: RA studio, March 2012
Front cover painting: © 1980
Photos: © 1980
Design: © 2012,

℗ 1980 Supraphon [1–8]
℗ 1985 Supraphon [9–13]
℗ 1997 Bonton Music a.s. [14]
This compilation: ℗ + © 2012 Supraphon a.s.
24-bit digital remaster

[…] The tunes were originally released on the album Window [Okno] (1980) and on the A-side of the LP Door (1985).

Liner notes and credits in Czech and English.
Note: the first pressing booklet cover was erroneously printed on thin 120 g/m2 paper instead of 180 g/m2.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 0 99925 60642 8
  • Barcode (Scanned): 099925606428
  • Matrix / Runout: [GZ logo] Y41713 SU 6064-2 511
  • Mastering SID Code (Variation 1): IFPI LD62
  • Mastering SID Code (Variation 2): IFPI LD02
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 5J83
  • Rights Society: osa
  • Rights Society: BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 00358
  • SPARS Code: AAD


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February 28, 2015
Supraphon Release Information

Three major albums of Emil Viklický are to be released on two independent compact discs. The solo debut, V Holomóci městě (In the City of Olomouc), recorded in 1977, is supplemented with a bonus, Suite No. 2 for Piano. The CD Okno a Dveře (Window and Door) encompasses all the recordings made by Emil Viklický in June 1979 with his American team made up of Bill Frisell, Kermit Driscoll and Vinton Johnson, which originally formed the 1980 independent album Okno (Window) and the first half of the 1985 disc Dveře (Door).

Emil Viklický began playing jazz in the mid-1960s while attending the Olomouc Grammar School. He drew attention to himself in 1974, when he joined Karel Velebný’s SHQ and afterwards became a member of the jazzrock band Energit. He soon gained recognition abroad, too (following his victory in the 1976 jazz pianists competition in Lyon). A milestone in his work was the album V Holomóci městě, reflecting Moravian folk melodies. In addition to renowned jazzmen (the guitarist Luboš Andršt, the double-bassist František Uhlíř, the percussionist Milan Vitoch), also featured on the album is the violinist Jan Beránek, a member of the State Brno Philharmonic Orchestra. Affinity to folk music would seem to usher in Viklický’s later successful collaboration with Zuzana Lapčíková and Jiří Pavlica.

In the autumn of 1977, Emil Viklický left to study at the Berklee College of Music in Boston for a year, where he established many useful contacts whose fruit was a 70-minute recording made with three American friends of his: fresh electric funk-influenced jazz, replete with ideas and instrumental brilliance. At the time, the guitarist Bill Frisell was far from being the jazz superstar he is today, but he gave a superlative performance nevertheless. All the recordings are carefully digitally remastered from the original tapes, with the pieces from the album V Holomóci městě being released on CD for the very first time.