Energit (band)

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Energit
Origin Prague, Czechoslovakia
Genres Jazz fusion, blues rock
Years active 1973-1980, 2000s-present
Labels Supraphon, Panton
Associated acts Flamengo, Jazz Q
Members Luboš Andršt
Jiří Zelenka
Vladimír Guma Kulhánek
Jan Holeček
Past members Ivan Khunt
Jaroslav Erno Šedivý
Vladimír Padrůněk
Vladimír Mišík
Anatoli Kohout
Karel Jenčík
Jaromír Heleši]
Jan Vytrhlík
Emil Viklický
Rudolf Ticháček

Energit is a jazz fusion band from Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic). It was founded in 1973 by guitarist Luboš Andršt, singer Ivan Khunt, drummer Jaroslav Erno Šedivý and bassist Vladimír Padrůněk.[1] The band's first line-up was short-lasting, 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 the horn section. Over the following years, the band featured a number of other musicians, including well-known Czech fusion and rock musicians: singer Vladimír Mišík, drummer Anatoli Kohout, pianist Emil Viklický and others, before disbanding in 1980. The band was revived in live performances in the 2000s and currently includes Andršt on the electric guitar, drummer Jiří Zelenka, bassist Vladimír Guma Kulhánek and keyboardist and singer Jan Holeček.[2]

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