Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Bohemian Nights

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Bohemian Nights

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Harald Gundhus

Bohemian Nights

Gemini Records GMCD 80

Harald Gundhus (ts) Emil Viklicky (pno) Robert Balzar (bs) Josef Vejvoda (dms)

Recorded at Prague, Czech Republic on March 30 and 31, 1992 and January 29, 1993

Bohemia After Dark/Willow Weep For Me/I Remember You/Stella By Starlight/Summertime/Straight, No Chaser/I Wish I Knew/Falling In Love/Visitation/How Deep Is The Ocean TT: 65:27

This is a nice bop session made up of one Norwegian and three Czechs. It is a great mix. In fact if you check the Benny Bailey CD I reviewed back in the May, 2007 issue you will find both Gundhus and Viklicky present there. What was mentioned at that time is still very valid. All of the players present on this disc are veteran artists. None of them, to my knowledge, have been working outside of Europe and mostly within their native lands. Gundhus has performed on several other Gemini CDs and his recording career goes back at least to 1974. Viklicky made recordings with Joe Newman and Scott Robinson as well as the above mentioned Bailey disc. His recording career also goes back at least to 1974 Balzar has been on the scene from about 1987 and has had fewer chances to record. …

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