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On The Way Up

by Petr Beneš Quartet

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Go Ahead 06:03
Dream World 06:19
First Steps 06:12


The band released their second CD called “On The Way Up”, which is basically the output of Beneš's master's studies at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.

Petr Beneš - piano/Fender Rhodes
Cyrille Oswald - tenorsax
Petr Dvorský - doublebass
Marek Urbánek - drums
feat. Miroslav Hloucal - trumpet

All compositions by Petr Beneš.

Recorded on February 9 and 10, 2018 by Lukáš Martínek, Studio Svárov
Mixed by Lukáš Martínek, 2019
Mastered by Matouš Godík, 2019
Cover photo by Patrick Marek
Cover design by Václav Machurka

Jazz pianist, saxophonist and composer Petr Beneš is well known for his cooperation with Libor Šmoldas and other leading musicians. For many years, he has been a member of the Libor Šmoldas Quartet, Petr Kořínek Quartet, Trialog, The Czech National Symphony Orchestra and St. Blaise’s Big Band.
He has also collaborated with Bobby Watson, Randy Brecker, Bobby Shew, Vince Mendoza, George Mráz, Chris Brubeck, Alex Garnett, Michael Janisch, Robby Marshall and many others.
His piece “Waiting for Art” took home the Composition of the Year 2011 award at a competition organized by the Bohemia Jazz Fest and OSA. In 2013, he founded his own quartet to play his original compositions.


released October 11, 2019


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Petr Beneš Quartet Prague, Czechia

Petr Beneš Quartet is a Prague-based modern jazz band from the Czech Republic. During it's existence the band released two records full of Beneš's original music

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