Energit (band)

Energit is a Czech jazz fusion band from Prague founded in 1973 by guitarist Luboš Andršt, singer Ivan Khunt, drummer Jaroslav Erno Šedivý, and bassist Vladimír Padrůněk.[1][2] The band's first lineup was short-lived, as that year, Šedivý and Khunt emigrated. In the mid 1970s, their sound was strongly influenced by fusion bands such as the Mahavishnu Orchestra, while also incorporating a horn section. Over the following years, the band featured a number of other musicians, including well-known Czech fusion and rock musicians such as singer Vladimír Mišík, drummer Anatoli Kohout, and pianist Emil Viklický, before disbanding in 1980. In the 2000s, Energit regrouped for live performances under the name Energit Luboše Andršta, with Andršt on electric guitar (until his death in 2021), drummer Jiří Zelenka, bassist Vladimír Guma Kulhánek, and keyboardist/singer Jan Holeček.[3]

Energit
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Energit in 2019
Background information
OriginPrague, Czechoslovakia
GenresJazz fusion, blues rock
Years active1973–1980, 2006–2008, 2012–present
LabelsSupraphon, Panton
MembersJiří Zelenka
Vladimír Guma Kulhánek
Jan Holeček
Past membersIvan Khunt
Jaroslav Erno Šedivý
Vladimír Padrůněk
Vladimír Mišík
Anatoli Kohout
Karel Jenčík
Jaromír Helešic
Jan Vytrhlík
Emil Viklický
Rudolf Ticháček
Luboš Andršt
Websiteenergit-band.com

DiscographyEdit

Studio albums

  • Energit (1975)
  • Piknik (1978)
  • Time's Arrow (2017)[4]

EPs

  • Mini Jazz Klub 6 (1976)
  • Jazzrockova Dílna 2 (1977)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Energit".
  2. ^ "Andršt a Kulhánek" [Andršt and Kulhánek]. beat-festival.cz (in Czech). 25 March 2018. Retrieved 26 February 2022.
  3. ^ Strnad, Radek (13 March 2012). "Legenda Energit s Mišíkem připomene zesnulého muzikanta". Deník.cz.
  4. ^ "Jan Holeček – Ze života rockera" [Jan Holeček - From the Life of a Rocker]. rockovy-svet.cz (in Czech). 15 April 2019. Retrieved 26 February 2022.

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