Orchestr Gustava Broma – Gustav Brom: Polymelomodus (1977/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 41:55 minutes | 1,52 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Booklet, Front Cover | © SUPRAPHON a.s.
The Orchestr Gustava Broma is a distinguished big band whose documented activity dates back to 1940. As a European ensemble their path to success wasn’t always smooth, but they came to be recognized as a top calibre ensemble and have been compared with the bands of Maynard Ferguson and Dizzy Gillespie. Originally released in 1977, Polymelomodus is a cornerstone of the Brom orchestra and appears here stunningly remastered.
“Polymelomodus” shows a clash of the drive to experiments and to overstep the boundaries of jazz with a portion of juicy, billowing themes in funky colours. The big-band with an excellent timing does sound here like one painstakingly tuned instrument. The unison-played themes of “Bounty” or “Festival” overwhelm with their power, and solo parts still surprise after the years with their freshness. Original compositions of the band members are supplemented by the cover “Do It Again” from Steely Dan’s repertoire.
01 – Polymelomodus
02 – Festival
03 – Bounty
04 – Romance nad Mží
05 – Sedimentace
06 – Udělej to ještě jednou
Recorded: November 20 – December 12, 1976 at Studio I of Czechoslovak Radio Brno.
Jaromír Hnilička, Jindřich Šmek, Václav Holub – tp, melofon
Gustav Brom Ml., Jan Formánek, Mojmír Bártek – tb
František Navrátil – as, ss
Zdeněk Novák – ts, fl
Miloslav Petr – ts
Josef Audes – bs
Igor Vavrda – g, ep (Fender Rhodes)
Milan Vidlák – ep (Fender Rhodes), synth (Moog), p
Jan Hubáček – bg
Václav Skála – perc
Vítězslav Vavrda – dr