Czechoslovak Radio Dance Orchestra

Taneční orchestr Československého rozhlasu

Also known as Czechoslovak Radio Jazz Orchestra, Иозеф Вобруба И Его Танцевальный Оркестр, Оркестр Пражского Радио, Танцевальный Ансамбль Пражского Радио п/у К. Краутгартнера, Jazzový Orchestr Čs. Rozhlasu, Karel Krautgartner And His Radio Dance Orchestra, Mitglieder Des Rundfunkorchesters Prag, Orch. Čs. Rozhlasu, Orchestr Čs. Rozhlasu, Prague Radio Dance Orchestra, Radio Prag Tanzorchester, Radio Prag-Tanzorchester, Sláčikový Orchester, Taneční Orch. Čs. Rozhlasu, Taneční Orchester Čs. Rozhlasu, Taneční Orchestr Československého Rozhlasu, Taneční Orchestr Československého Rozhlasu V Praze, Taneční Orchestr Čs Rozhlasu, Taneční Orchestr Čs. Rozhlasu, Taneční Orchestr Čs. Rozhlasu Praha, Taneční Orchestr Čs. Rozhlasu V Praze, Tanečný Orchester Čs. Rozhlasu, Tanzorchester des Tschechoslowakischen Rundfunks, Tanzorchester Tschechoslovakischer Rundfunk, TOČR, Točr
Members of Czechoslovak Radio Dance Orchestra: Artur Hollitzer, Bedřich Beránek, Bedřich Kuník, Felix Slováček, František Kryka, Ivan Dominák, Jan Konopásek, Jan Čapoun, Jiří Doubrava, Jiří Hlava, Jiří Hrubeš, Jiří Jelínek, Jiří Lahoda, Josef Pavelka, Josef Vejvoda, Josef Vobruba, Kamil Hála, Karel Krautgartner, Karel Růžička, Karel Turnovský, Karel Vágner, Karel Velebný, Laco Deczi, Ladislav Pikart, Luděk Hulan, Michal Pavlíček, Milan Ulrich, Miroslav Koželuh, Miroslav Krýsl, Miroslav Rücker, Ota Petřina, Pavel Vitoch, Pavel Větrovec, Petr Kořínek, Petr Král, Radim Hladík, Richard Kubernát, Rudolf Rokl, Svatopluk Košvanec, Tomáš Trapl, Václav Hybš, Václav Král, Václav Týfa, Vincenc Kummer, Vladimír Popelka, Vladimír Tomek, Vladimír Žižka, Zdeněk Dvořák
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.rozhlas.cz/bigband/portal/_zprava/228051

Discography of Czechoslovak Radio Dance Orchestra:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Famous Western Film Melodies 12 Audio 1976 Supraphon
2 Famous Western Film Melodies 12 Audio 1980 Supraphon
3 Benefice 24 Audio 1980 Supraphon
4 Matiné Populární A Jazzové Hudby 9 Audio 1980 Panton
5 Matiné Populární A Jazzové Hudby 9 Audio 1982 Panton
6 Taneční Orchestr Čs. Rozhlasu 11 Audio 1961 Supraphon
7 Exodus / Dárek Na Památku 2 Audio 1964 Supraphon
8 Music From The Air 6 12 Audio 1974 Supraphon
9 Karel Růžička 19 Audio 1982 Supraphon
10 Famous Western Film Melodies 12 Audio 1978 Supraphon
11 Malý Gonzales / Růže V Okně 2 Audio 1963 Supraphon
12 Svět Je Veliká Koule / Mambo 2 Audio 1961 Supraphon
13 Famous Western Film Melodies 12 Audio 1979 Supraphon
14 Ještě Ne / Na Shledanou V Neděli 2 Audio 1960 Supraphon
15 Alžbětinská Serenáda / Pár Vzpomínek 2 Audio 1963 Supraphon
16 Matiné Populární A Jazzové Hudby 9 Audio 1982 Panton
17 Famous Western Film Melodies 12 Audio 1981 Supraphon
18 Kolotoč(r) 13 Audio 1981 Supraphon
19 Famous Western Film Melodies 12 Audio 1984 Supraphon
20 Метаморфозы / Гадалка 3 Audio Melodija (2)
21 Famous Western Film Melodies 12 Audio Supraphon
22 Famous Western Film Melodies 12 Audio 1976 Supraphon
23 Piano In Concert 19 Audio 1987 Supraphon
24 Famous Western Film Melodies 12 Audio Supraphon
25 Tereza / Dotýkat Se Hvězd 4 Audio 1964 Supraphon
26 Famous Western Film Melodies 12 Audio 1977 Supraphon


Czech big band. Established in 1960 as the house orchestra of the Czechoslovak Radio Prague, they were initially led by [a=Karel Krautgartner]. They split into the [a=Czechoslovak Radio Jazz Orchestra] in 1963, with an essentially identical lineup. The orchestra was temporarily renamed to [a=Orchestr Karla Krautgartnera (2)] in March 1967 until Krautgartner’s emigration in August 1968. Between 1969–1982 the orchestra was led by [a=Josef Vobruba], who had already been one of the conductors since 1962. From 1983 until 2001, the orchestra was led by [a=Felix Slováček].

In the early 1990s the orchestra’s name was changed to “[a=Big Band Radio Praha]” and eventually to “[a=Big Band Českého Rozhlasu]” (BB ČRo), still featuring [a=František Kryka] as the longest active member since 1961, and led by [a=Václav Kozel] since September 2002 until December 2012. (Since January 2013 until December 2014 the new Czech Radio “resident” big band is the former [a=Gustav Brom Orchestra], presently led by [a=Vladimír Valovič] as “Rozhlasový big band Gustava Broma”.)

[b]Note: This artist should not be confused with the [a=Czechoslovak Radio Dance Orchestra Bratislava] which was a different ensemble, albeit with the same employer.[/b]


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