The abbreviation NTS

means the common project of three musicians with different genre background: composer of contemporary art-music and keyboard player Michal Nejtek, jazz double-bass player Petr Tichý and the rock drummer Štěpán Smetáček.



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The abbreviation NTS

NTS trio (Eclectic Avant-garde Jazz & Alternative music from Prague) Original compositions, a distinctive and unique sound, enormous portions of energy, positive provocation with an improvisation and something stylish, alternative and beyond the genres from free jazz, neo-classical music, alternative rock accompanied by electronic analog touches

“I’ve been a big fan of NTS for many years now, and it made me all the more happy that we could work on the Zapporn0 project together. Their style is in a class of its own. NTS’s music is completely independent and free of the established patterns offered by the contemporary resident scene. The Zapporn0 LP shows NTS in 2017 – scorching hot and uncompromising. The music is full of sonic and thematic changes. You suddenly find yourself in a groove that absorbs you and makes you wish that it would go on and on. Exhaustive, unpredictable, beautiful, and disquieting at the same time. I want more of it!”
Simon Ratcliffe (Basement Jaxx, London), 2018

Such a amazing live concert during their Zappanale Festival in Germany. By the way to see them within one week on three different festival was excited how they perform on the stage, their improvisation, but still every sound, every note was has their own place. The groove on the songs for Thine Scream and Why are so cool.
MfS - (Music Sound Generation), 2019

...How to combine classical music, jazz and punk and not to produce a cripple? The trio Nejtek-Tichý-Smetáček has found the only true sollution – improvisation.. Their début "Libido Trip" is bringing a fresh material spraying around first and foremost originality.

...The NTS trio and their début are teaching at the University of improvisation, branch Music, subject Fusion of seemingly incompatible genre principals. It´s no flash studium but a full 70 minutes of proving how music can be original. The recording is pretty much evoking sexu; not in vain is the title of the NTS´s album "Libido Trip".
09.02.2010 05:00, Lukáš Benda

...A cheerful encounter of three jazzmen from some outer space. These three but love jazz and its free offsets. They all enjoy games with ambient areas and all possible electronic waves and sounds. By and large – music from Mars...
-, Richard Kutěj, 11. 01. 2010

...Angry young continue the teaching of old masters of jazz and underground. Their 13 minutes long "Home Of Libido" is fairly hypnotic, with and atmosphere embalmed with kosmo-universe, quite like the recordings of sermons by Astar Seran.Unlike them – not boring.
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...Stage or film music from passages having been cut out from the final version of the film, in the end.
- Miloš Keller

...NTS can raise, thanks to their musical abilities, a fairly thorough-bred breed for an international fair.

...Non prejudice in their sound.
- 04.02.2010 / Josef Rauvolf

...Since long, I didn´t happen to put on an avant-garde jazz CD whose magnetic power would force me to listen to all the compositions – till the very last one.
- Josef Musil Elnorsen

- Vladimír Vlasák: NTS offer compositions where rock complements the jazz imagination and with pregnancy of classical music. Emerson, Lake and Palmer of our days!

- Michal Jupp Konečný: Excellent musicianship – above all piano. In contrary of most jazz squads who do play in small clubs more or less for themselves, this music can be well presented at a big international festival.

- Milan Tesař: The NTS trio is mainly interesting for the experience from different music milieus, which each of the protagonists brings into the project.
Folk&Country April 2010



6.8.2021 POVALEČ

14.4.2020 Orfeum Kadaň - HAVEL 30

5.12.2019 Klubovna Dejvice - křest 3CD - host Michal Skořepa

2.11.2019 Jablonec n/N Na Rampě - host Michal Skořepa

17.9.2019 Malostranská beseda - host Michal Skořepa

24.7.2019 Ponava Brno

18.7.2019 Zappanale - Bad Doberan

6.7.2019 Boskovice

8.6.2019 Habrovka

6.5.2019 Vagón - host Michal Skořepa

29.10.2018 Klubovna Dejvice

12.5.2018 Litoměřice

2.5.2018 KC Kaštan

12.11.2017 Prague/ 20:00, VAGON CLUB/ Prague Vagon music club

06.05.2017 Kladno/ 21:00, Auto da fe/ Kladno Auto da fe

05.05.2017 Prague/ 21:00, Vagon club/ Prague Vagon music club


13.05.2016 Prague/ 21:00, CARGO JAZZ CAFE/ PRAHA CargoGallery

21.12.2015 Prague / 19:00, Single release PARTY / KREST CargoGallery

30.11.2015 LONDON / United Kingdom,19:00, The VORTEX

28.05.2015 Kladno / CZ,21:00, Auto Da Fe

12.05.2015 LONDON / United Kingdom,19:00, The Forge

03.05.2015 Prague / CZ,21:00, VAGON Music club


26.03.2014 Kladno / CZ,20:00, Auto Da Fe - Genuine DVD

23.12.13 Prague / CZ,21:00, Jazz Dock Prague, Czech Republic

18.04.13 Kutna Hora / CZ,20:00, Klub Ceska 1,

15.02.13 Prague, 20:00 Friday, February 15, 2013 Festival Boobs - ROXY/NOD

28.01.13 Prague, 20:00 Monday, January 28, 2013 w/ Yumiko Ashijima - Lucerna Music Bar

05.08.12 Prague,9:00pm Jazz Dock Praha

29.02.12 Prague, Futurum AtomIc GigolO show and new DVD!

09.02.12 Prague, Futurum

15.01.12 Prague, JazzDock

11.11.11 POLAND - ZiELONA GoRA Fabryczna 13 // Piekarnia Cichej Kobiety WEB:

15.01.12 Prague, JazzDock