Peter Lipa

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Peter Lipa
Peter Lipa in Cadca 2006 08.JPG
Background information
Born (1943-05-30) May 30, 1943 (age 78)
Prešov, Slovak Republic
GenresJazz, blues
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
InstrumentsViolin, trumpet, trombone, guitar
Years active1963–present
LabelsEast-West Promotion
Websitepeterlipa.com

Peter Lipa (born May 30, 1943) is a Slovak singer, composer, and promoter of jazz. He has been called the Father of Slovak Jazz.[1][2]Peter Lipa (1943) is regarded as the most significant figure in the Slovak jazz scene. He developed a unique vocal style that focused on the lyrics. His music is influenced by performers along with Jimmy Rushing, Ray Charles, Al Jarreau, Joe Cocker, and Bobby McFerrin, and is a mix of jazz and blues. He was the first jazz singer to use Slovak.[3]

Life and career[edit]

Lipa was born in Prešov to Hungarian parents and has worked in Czechoslovakia, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia. His roots are in blues, soul, and classical music and his work rock and jazz standards.

In 2003, he released an album called Beatles in Blue(s) with versions of sixteen songs by The Beatles. He and his arrangers and musicians intended to create the most unusual renditions they could imagine.[4] Some songs, such as "Every Little Thing" and "I Wanna Be Your Man", are recorded so differently from the original versions that only the lyrics remain. In each case, the tempo, rhythm, chord changes, and melody are new.

Three of his studio albums have been listed among The 100 Greatest Slovak Albums of All Time, such as Lipa spieva Lasicu (2005), at number fifty-eight, ...v najlepších rokoch (2001), at number sixty-three, and Naspäť na stromy (1995), at number eighty-one.[5] His album 68 (2012) peaked at number forty-eight on the Czech Albums Chart.[6]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • 1983: Neúprosné ráno (OPUS, #9115 1460; aka Moanin')
  • 1987: Škrtni, co se nehodí (Supraphon, #1115 4206) with Luboš Andršt Blues Band
  • 1987: Je to stále tak (OPUS, #9315 1940; aka That's the Way It Is)
  • 1987: Peter Lipa a T+R Band with T+R Band (OPUS)
  • 1992: Svíčka a stín (Panton, #81 1223-2 331) with Eva Olmerová and Jana Koubková
  • 1995: Naspäť na stromy (East West Promotion, #1994-001) with Andrej Šeban, Juraj Griglák, Juraj Bartoš and Gabo Jonáš
  • 1998: Čierny Peter (BMG Ariola) with Andrej Šeban, Juraj Tatár, Gašpar and Marcel Buntaj
  • 2001: ...v najlepších rokoch (Millennium Records & Publishing, #834 006)
  • 2005: Lipa spieva Lasicu (Platinum,[7] number #11 on the CZ Top 50 Prodejní.[8])
  • 2005: Jana Kirschner, Peter Lipa, Boboš Procházka with Jana Kirschner and Boboš Procházka
  • 2012: 68 (number #48 on the CZ Top 50 Prodejní.[6])

Export and English albums[edit]

  • 1984: Moanin' (OPUS, #9115 1461)[n. 1]
  • 1988: That's the Way It Is (OPUS, #9313 1988)
  • 1988: Blues Office (Supraphon, #1115 4255) with Luboš Andršt Blues Band
  • 1995: Up to date with T+R Band
  • 1997: Boogie Up (PolyGram / EmArcy) with Peter Breiner[n. 2]
  • 2000: Bistro (BMG Ariola) with Band[n. 3]
  • 2003: Beatles in Blue(s)[n. 4]
Year Nominated work Award Category Result
Major awards and/or nominations
1993 Himself Ladislav Martoník Award
  • Best Performance in Jazz
Won
1994 Naspäť na stromy ZAI Awards
  • Producer of the Year[A]
Won [9]
1995 "Balada o štyroch koňoch"
  • Music Video of the Year[B]
Won
1998 Himself Crystal Wing Awards
  • Music Act of the Year
Won [10]
1999 "Maturantky" ZAI Awards
  • Music Video of the Year[C]
Won [9]
2005 Himself Aurel Awards
  • Male Vocal Performance of the Year
Won [11]
  • Record Producer of the Year[D]
Won
Lipa spieva Lasicu
  • Record of the Year[E]
Won
  • Record of the Year in Jazz/Blues
Won
  • Artwork of the Year[F]
Won
  • Album of the Year
Nominated [12]
2010 Himself Bratislavian Blueberry
  • Personality of the Year
Won [13]
Music polls
1983 Himself Jazz Forum Award
  • European Jazz Vocalist
Nominated [14]
1998 Himself Slávik Awards
  • People's Choice – Male Singer
19th place [15]
1999 13th place [16]
2000 14th place [17]
2001 12th place [18]
2002 18th place [19]
2003 24th place [20]
2004 21st Place [21]
2005 8th place [22]
2006 19th place [23]
2007 29th place [24]
2008 32nd Place [25]
2009 17th place [26]
2010 31st Place [27]
2011 17th place [28]
2012 21st Place [29]
Lifetime honors and other achievements
1987 Himself Merited Artist Honored [14]
2000 ZAI Awards
  • The Hall of Fame
Honored [9]
2003 Ľudovít Štúr Order – Class III
  • Culture and Art[G]
Honored [30]
2007 Lipa spieva Lasicu Best Slovak Album of All Time 58th place [5]
...v najlepších rokoch 63rd Place
Naspäť na stromy 81st Place
The years are listed in order of the respective years, the annual ceremonies are usually held the next.

Live albums[edit]

  • 1984: Blues z lipového dřeva (Supraphon, #1115 3109) with Luboš Andršt Blues Band
Notes
  1. ^ Both albums, Moanin and That's the Way It Is, were re-issued as a box set entitled La La La (1998).
  2. ^ Breiner's performance is uncredited on the front cover.
  3. ^ The release also features two tracks sung in Slovak, namely "V súkromnom bistre" and "Pamäť".
  4. ^ The work features cover versions by The Beatles.

Awards[edit]

Notes
  • A ^ The award credited to Andrej Šeban and shared with another album produced by himself, Part I by Made 2 Mate.[9]
  • B ^ The award credited to Gratex company.[9]
  • C ^ The award credited to Adnan Hamzić.[9]
  • D ^ The award shared with Juraj Tatár, Martin Gašpar and Peter Lipa Jr.[11][12]
  • E ^ The award credited to Ľuboš Války a Juraj Kupec.[11]
  • F ^ The award credited to Marek Ormandík.[11]
  • G ^ Ľudovít Štúr Order denotes a state decoration, bestowed by the president of the country.[30]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General
  • "Czech Musical Vocabulary of People & Institutions > Lipa, Petr". Ústav hudební vědy (in Czech). Filozofická fakulta Masarykovy univerzity. ceskyhudebnislovnik.cz. Retrieved May 20, 2013.
  • Lipa, Peter. "Chart history". Rádio SK 50 Oficiálna (in Slovak). IFPI Slovakia. ifpi.sk. Retrieved May 16, 2013.
  • Lipa, Peter. "Slávik Awards". Produkčný dom FORZA (in Slovak). FORZA. forza.sk. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
Specific
  1. ^ "Peter Lipa dobíja nemecké rádiá". Denník 24hodin (in Slovak). WEBkomplex s.r.o. March 10, 2006. 24hod.sk. Retrieved May 16, 2013.
  2. ^ "Otec slovenského džezu – Peter Lipa". SME (in Slovak). Petit Press. May 29, 2007. sme.sk. Retrieved May 16, 2013.
  3. ^ "Peter Lipa". Peter Lipa. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  4. ^ Couture, François. "Beatles in Blue(s): Review". Allmusic. Retrieved August 15, 2010.
  5. ^ a b For the complete list of The 100 Greatest Slovak Albums of All Time, use either the topky.sk-link and/or the cas.sk-link:
  6. ^ a b "Oficiální česká hitparáda IFPI ČR – 28. týden 2012". Top 50 Prodejní (in Czech). Hospodářské noviny. July 20, 2012. mam.ihned.cz. Retrieved May 16, 2013. Peter Lipa → 68 #48
  7. ^ Bezr, Ondřej (May 18, 2012). "Peter Lipa natočil nové multižánrové album". Mladá fronta DNES (in Czech). MAFRA. idnes.cz. Retrieved May 16, 2013.
  8. ^ "Oficiální česká hitparáda IFPI ČR – 45. týden 2007". Top 50 Prodejní (in Czech). Hospodářské noviny. November 8, 2007. mam.ihned.cz. Archived from the original on August 1, 2013. Retrieved May 16, 2013. Peter Lipa → Lipa spieva Lasicu #11
  9. ^ a b c d e f "Zväz autorov a interprétov populárnej hudby > História". Zväz autorov a interprétov populárnej hudby (in Slovak). ZAI. October 2012. zai.eu.sk. Archived from the original on September 3, 2014. Retrieved May 16, 2013.
  10. ^ "O Krištálovom krídle > II. ročník". Net & Web Services, s.r.o (in Slovak). NWS. 1998. kristalovekridlo.sk. Retrieved May 16, 2013.
  11. ^ a b c d For the winners of the 5th Aurel Awards, use either the musicscaper.sk-link and/or the pravda.sk-link:
  12. ^ a b "V nomináciách Aurela boduje Müller aj Peha". Pravda (in Slovak). PEREX, a.s. March 3, 2006. pravda.sk. Retrieved May 16, 2013.
  13. ^ "Mesto a jeho správa > Bratislavská čučoriedka > Kategória Osobnosť". Hlavné mesto SR Bratislava (in Slovak). BKIS. bratislava.sk. Archived from the original on September 23, 2015. Retrieved May 16, 2013.
  14. ^ a b "Interpreti > Lipa, Peter" (PDF). Alcyon (in Slovak). p. 135. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 23, 2012. Retrieved May 16, 2013.
  15. ^ "Slávik – Výsledky Slávik 1998 – Spevák". Produkčný dom FORZA (in Slovak). FORZA. forza.sk. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  16. ^ "Slávik – Výsledky Slávik 1999 – Spevák". Produkčný dom FORZA (in Slovak). FORZA. forza.sk. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  17. ^ "Slávik – Výsledky Slávik 2000 – Spevák". Produkčný dom FORZA (in Slovak). FORZA. forza.sk. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  18. ^ "Slávik – Výsledky Slávik 2001 – Spevák". Produkčný dom FORZA (in Slovak). FORZA. forza.sk. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  19. ^ "Slávik – Výsledky Slávik 2002 – Spevák". Produkčný dom FORZA (in Slovak). FORZA. forza.sk. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  20. ^ "Slávik – Výsledky Slávik 2003 – Spevák". Produkčný dom FORZA (in Slovak). FORZA. forza.sk. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  21. ^ "Slávik – Výsledky Slávik 2004 – Spevák". Produkčný dom FORZA (in Slovak). FORZA. forza.sk. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  22. ^ "Slávik – Výsledky Slávik 2005 – Spevák". Produkčný dom FORZA (in Slovak). FORZA. forza.sk. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  23. ^ "Slávik – Výsledky Slávik 2006 – Spevák". Produkčný dom FORZA (in Slovak). FORZA. forza.sk. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  24. ^ "Slávik – Výsledky Slávik 2007 – Spevák". Produkčný dom FORZA (in Slovak). FORZA. forza.sk. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  25. ^ "Slávik – Výsledky Slávik 2008 – Spevák". Produkčný dom FORZA (in Slovak). FORZA. forza.sk. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  26. ^ "Slávik – Výsledky Slávik 2009 – Spevák". Produkčný dom FORZA (in Slovak). FORZA. forza.sk. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  27. ^ "Slávik – Výsledky Slávik 2010 – Spevák". Produkčný dom FORZA (in Slovak). FORZA. forza.sk. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  28. ^ "Slávik – Výsledky Slávik 2011 – Spevák". Produkčný dom FORZA (in Slovak). FORZA. forza.sk. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  29. ^ "Slávik – Výsledky Slávik 2012 – Spevák". Produkčný dom FORZA (in Slovak). FORZA. forza.sk. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  30. ^ a b "28. august 2003 > Prezident SR udelil štátne vyznamenania". Prezident Slovenskej republiky (in Slovak). Kancelária Prezidenta SR. August 28, 2003. prezident.sk. Archived from the original on September 4, 2014. Retrieved May 16, 2013.

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