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Time to Fly

by Juraj Griglak

Time to Fly is long-awaited second solo album of Slovak bass legend Juraj Griglak. He has become respected as one of the most influential bass player in Slovakia. His total command of the various styles and scales is simply mind-boggling.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Fusion
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Slepovica
6:01 $0.99
2. Time to Fly
3:27 $0.99
3. Inside
4:15 $0.99
4. Mica
8:01 $0.99
5. Trilobit
3:53 $0.99
6. Waltz for Gina
1:41 $0.99
7. Lazy
7:09 $0.99
8. First Moment
4:48 $0.99
9. Fretless Interlude
2:34 $0.99
10. Evening
5:09 $0.99
11. Time to Fly Outro
4:56 $0.99
12. Bass Message
0:08 $0.99
13. Bass Ring
0:09 $0.99
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Album Notes
Time to Fly is the second album by Slovak jazz bass guitarist Juraj Griglak. The distinctive music in the album is a fusion of diffrent musical styles - Jazz, Funk, Classical Music, Folklore. Unique combination of electric bass guitars and double bass melted mutually using multiple layer recording technique. Album contains wide technical skill of playing on bass (Slap, Fretless work, Natural harmonics). Juraj as a member of Slovak Philharmonic using his Arco technical skills on upright bass , which brings unique sounds in combination with electric bass. Album contains eleven flawless composition and two bonus ringtones. Two members of the group contributed compositions to this album - Robert Vizvari "First Moment" and Adam Kuruc "Time to Fly Outro".

It features excellent musicians - Poogie Bell (Marcus Miller Band,Stanley Clarke,Erykah Badu...), Patches Stewart ( Marcus Miller Band,Georg Duke,Al Jarreau...), Juraj Bartos, Eugen Vizvary, Jan Fabricky, Martin Valihora , Michal Bugala, Stano Paluch, Ajdzi Sabo, Adam Kuruc, Jana Vargova, Robert Vizvari.

"Stacking the compositions atop his intricate slap grooves, Griglák provides the heat beneath an ace band of compatriots who aren't afraid to fire up the fusion machine-and have some fun doing it. Juraj shows a strong debt to Marcus and Jaco while injecting the tunes with his own imagination, intellect, and ample chops. (Richard Johnston)"
Bass Player, JUNE 2001

"Funk-fishously, groovalicious!" best describes "Codfish," with its infectious hooks, bass lines, horn blasts and pocket-precise drumming. Juraj Griglák makes his home in Slovakia and not only plays electric bass guitar, but also upright as a member of the Slovak Philharmonic. He divides his time between jazz and classical music."
Bassics, 2001

Juraj studied piano at a primary music school and at the age of twelve, he began playing drums and guitar. With such variety of interests, his father decided he would study double bass at the Bratislava Conservatory (1978-1984). Between 1987 and 1991, he furthered his studies of double bass at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Bratislava, and played with professional bands – the Czechoslovak Radio Big Band and the Czechoslovak Television Big Band. He scored success as a member of the fusion music group, Stop Time (led by Matúš Jakabcic). The group performed at several Jazz festivals— Jazz in Duketown (Hertogenbosch, Holand) and Jazz festival Aix en Provance (France). He has appeared repeatedly at the Bratislava Jazz Festival. Many people still remember his jam session with Stanley Clark at BJF (1985).

In 2000, he recorded his first CD “Bass Friends” with special guest from New York, Ron Affif. The CD “Bass Friends” was highly evaluated by the very well known and internationally acclaimed magazine “Bass Player.” The composition “Codfish," a track from the CD, has been featured on the “CD Sampler Station," released by another respected US magazine “Bassics," as a recommended new release alongside such bass greats as Marcus Miller, Matt Garrison and Ray Brown. In 1994, the Slovak Jazz Association awarded him with the Ladislav Martoník Prize “Jazzman of the Year.”
He teaches jazz workshops: 12th International XXXL JAZZ Workshop 2001 Innsbruck - Tyrol-Austria International Jazz Workshop Jazz and Wine Summer 2000 — ’02, Poysdorf -Austria International Czech Jazz Workshops 2008 — ’13 Jazz Workshop Leszno, Poland.
He is Sadowsky player (Roger Sadowsky is known for "being one of the industry's master craftsmen" and manufacture of high-end guitar, bass guitar, and preamp).
Juraj divides his time between jazz and classical music. In 1988, he toured Europe with the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra conducted by Claudio Abbado, Václav Neumann and James Judd. Since 1991 he is a member of the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra. Whith S.P.O. he performed in most European countries, Japan, South Korea and the United States. Presently he playing with his band Juraj Griglak & Company, Anita Soul, Martin Valihora trio, Boris Cellar trio, Miss Moravia. He occasionally working with New York guitarist Ron Affif, Frank McComb and Poogie Bell Band (European tours 2012,2013).



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David Geschke

Outstanding - buy it now!
If you like jazz fusion, or if you're a bass player, or (like me) if you're a bass player who likes jazz fusion, you have to get this CD. It's really, really good. Juraj is probably the best unsung bass player on the planet. I love his slap/pop tone, really, for me he's got the best slap/pop tone I've ever heard. Above and beyond that he's a monster player and all the songs are written exceptionally well with just great grooves. You have to own this. Really, just buy it. It's amazing. Well done, Juraj!... Get his first CD "Bass Friends" as well, you won't regret it.