About Dr. Konopný Quartet

1991-1993 / 2002-2008 ::::

Dr. Konopný Quartet

Wild free improvisation band: Radomil Uhlíř - voice; René Pařez (until 2005)/Joe Karafiát (since 2005) - guitars; Zdeněk Konopásek - drums, trumpet; Jan Štolba (since 2006) - sax; and others

I played with the Quartet in 1991-93 and then again (and mainly) in 2002-2008. This weird musical group was/is dominated by the actor, poet, visual artist, traveller and singer, Radomil Uhlíř. The band initiated as a reincarnation of late Dvouletá fáma (Uhlíř, Vik, Konopásek). A number of musicians have played with the band throughout the years, e.g.: Vratislav Kydlíček (drums), Lumír Gajda (guitar), René Pařez (guitar) and Zdeněk Hmyzák Novák (trumpet). In 2002-2008 I especially enjoyed playing with the following lineup: Radomil Uhlíř, Joe Karafiát, Jan Štolba and Oto Sukovský (bass, since 2007). In 2006 a double CD was released by Guerilla Records: Skrývám se, ale nikdo mne nehledá [I am hiding, but nobody is looking for me]. In spring 2008, after a deep personal conflict with Radomil Uhlíř, I left the band.

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Closest events/performances

20. 1. 2022 -

Jaroslav Dušek: Four agreements (Říčany)

Theatrical performance

24. 1. 2022 -

Jaroslav Dušek: Four agreements (Hodonín)

Theatrical performance

25. 1. 2022 -

Jaroslav Dušek: The fifth agreement (Hodonín)

Theatrical performance

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Latest publications/recordings

3 Lydi (2021): 1981. Digital album available at Bandcamp

Re-release of a remastered collection of songs by 3 Lydi, recorded in 1981 and released on CD privately in 2001.

DVOULETÁ FÁMA (2021): Live At Chmelnice (November 20, 1982). Self-released on Bandcamp

Digital album

NOČNÍ PTÁK (2021): Jsem zdráv a daří se mně dobře [I am healthy and things are going well]. Polí5

Digital album + limited number of CDs

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