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Karel Velebny




Label: ESP-Disk
Released: 2008
Track listing: The Uhu Sleeps Only During The Day; Joachim Is Our Friend; Beetles On The Head; Waldi On The Castle Steps; Andulko Safarova.


Article: Album Review

Karel Velebny: SHQ

Read "SHQ" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Multi-instrumentalist Karel Velebny was known as the father of modern jazz in the former Czechoslovakia. Besides playing the tenor sax, bass clarinet and vibes, he was also a composer, arranger, teacher, and the leader of Studio 5: one of the leading bands in the 60's. He died in 1989. For the most ...


Article: Album Review

Karel Velebny: SHQ

Read "SHQ" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

If it were possible for painting and poetry to incorporate bebop in a crazy sort of rhythmic gymnastics, or if it were possible somehow to meld revolutionary body politic with dramatic performance then this record would be Paul Klee-meets-Bird--or, for that matter, Frank Zappa-meets-Vaclav Havel. Those expecting to hear a '60s nouvelle vague record would probably ...


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