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Václav Zahradník Big Band – Euro Jazz (Repost)

Supraphon, CSSR, 1974 (Discogs)

A1 You Stepped Out Of A Dream (5:00), Written By Nacio Herb Brown , Gus Kahn
A2 Body And Soul (7:10), Written By Edward Heyman , Johnny Green
A3 Round Midnight (8:30), Written By Thelonious Monk
B1 Hello, Tony! (7:25), Written By Václav Zahradník
B2 Yesterdays (9:00), Written By Jerome Kern
B3 When The Saints Go Marching In (4:05), Traditional

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Arranged By – Václav Zahradník
Arranged By, Trombone – Slide Hampton
Artwork By – Josef Zich , Miloslav Žáček
Bass – Klaus Koch
Drums – Billy Brooks
French Horn – Emanuel Hrdina , Vladěna Bouchalová
Guitar – Rudolf Dašek
Photography – Pavel Vácha
Piano – Vince Benedetti
Producer, Recorded By – František Řebíček*
Recorded By – Jan Spálený , Tony Matzner
Saxophone – Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky , Johnny Griffin , Mihály Ráduly , Ozren Depolo , Ronnie Ross
Trombone – Erich Kleinschuster , Jan Hynčica , Lumir Zrucký , Zdeněk Pulec
Trumpet – Dizzy Reece , Jaroslav Lautner , Jiří Izera , Miloslav Bureš
Tuba – Petr Fleischer
Vibraphone – Karel Velebný

Recorded at the Supraphon Studio in Dejvice, Prague, from 18th to 20th october, 1972

Frontside of Václav Zahradník Big Band - Euro JazzBackside of Václav Zahradník Big Band - Euro Jazz
Label Side A of Václav Zahradník Big Band - Euro JazzLabel Side B of Václav Zahradník Big Band - Euro Jazz

The third and final Zahradník-Record I own. This has been posted here before, but I just do it again with more pics and tracks. Slide Hampton came back to the CSSR in 1972 to work with Zahradník on this record and again brought some friends with him, this time Johny Griffin, Ronnie Ross, Dizzy Reece and others. The concept changed abit for this record, no more soloing but a more “balanced BigBand-Sound” the linernotes say. Abit of a downer for me, compared to the other two records this one is abit weaker, but still a great one (and if you have three records one has got to be the “worst”, even if it’s actually great. You get my drift).
Also there is only one track written by Zahradník on this record, B1 “Hello, Tony!”, which is actually the one I like most. But the rest is great too, most notably A1 “You Stepped Out Of A Dream” and A3 “Round Midnight”.

The usual links :

Vaclav Zahradnik – Euro Jazz : | | | gemm | discogs | google

Vaclav Zahradnik : | | | gemm | discogs | google

That’s it for my Zahradník records altough I know of atleast one more I would like to have, “Jazz goes Beat“. Let’s hope this one crosses my way sometime in the future.

And in other news, I set up an Eastern-Crates on Myspace-Account, it’s not finished yet, but if you want to be friends with this page then just send me a friendship-request. Would be nice to see who is reading this.

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  1. Andre | 6. Juli 2014 at 22:35 | Permalink

    Hi there!

    Thanks for all this information about the Vaclav Zahradnik Big Band, which I am just discovering his afternoon as I am packing for a month long holiday in Northern Quebec. A friend just offloaded all his jazz cassettes to me, lucky me eh! This particular cassette I’m listening to has Gardener’s Waltz, Jeannette and Fashank in Blues. It’s a compilation from Italy called I Giganti Del Jazz. Anyhow, I was curious to learn more about these musician and Google brought me here. It expands my little knowledge and appreciation of Czech jazz bands which is pretty much limited to Uz Jsme Doma, the (now defunct but excellent) punk art jazz band.Thanks again for sharing your info and cheers! Andre from Toronto (originally from Quebec)

  2. natuurlijk afvallen | 12. Oktober 2016 at 18:20 | Permalink

    Very well done :)

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