Vertigo is one of the most original groups to come from Prague in the last 15 years. It emerged from jazz but thanks to constantly leaping musical boundaries Vertigo created a sound of its’ own. Vertigo is best characterized by creativity, total improvisation, but also sophisticated compositions that often reach into contemporary classical music.
Vertigo, formerly known as Vertigo Quintet has now become a sextet by including a former guest Dorota Barová on cello, voice and electronics. Vertigo’s latest release is the fourth studio album titled Taj. Taj is the logical successor to the previous album Metamorphosis and captures the band members on a never-ending quest for new creative processes and impulses and is filled with sometimes surprising, but still deeply authentic and emotionally-based original music.
Since its’ foundation in 2002, Vertigo has been nominated several times for the prestigious Czech award “Zlaty Andel” (Best album in the jazz & blues category) and won this award two times. The first time was right in 2005 for the debut album VertigoQuintet, The band won its’ second Best album in 2011 with the CD Metamorphosis. The quality Metamorphosis was also acknowledged by the prestigious, independent “Tais Awards”, which the band won in the category “Best Album of the Year 2011”. Taj was nominated for “Zlaty Andel”.