Header

BOHEMIA

Jazz Rock/Fusion • Czech Republic


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Bohemia picture
Bohemia biography
In its time, Bohemia was to Czechoslovakia what UK was to the international prog scene - a supergroup formed by the cream of the crop Czech prog and fusion musicians. These included keyboardist Lesek Semelka (ex-Blue Effect), saxophonist Jan Kubik (ex-Flamengo), bassist Vladimir Kulhanek (ex-Flamengo) drummer Pavel Trnavsky (Jazz Q) and the 20 year old guitar prodigy Michal Pavlicek (ex-Expanze, later Prazsky Vyber & Stromboli). They grouped together in 1975. The leading figures in the band and the two main writers were Semelka and Kubik. There was something of a personality clash between them, as Semelka wanted the band to go in a pop direction (they also sometimes played as a backup band for pop acts), while Kubik had a more prog-oriented vision. Perhaps this is the reason for their ephemeral existence, yet in their measly three years they released a classic of Czech prog rock: Zrnko pisku. By this time the line-up was also expanded by keyboardists Michael Kocab and Jan Hala, and Jiri Tomek on percussion. This early association of Kocab and Pavlicek shows the roots of the 80's new wave legend, Prazsky Vyber.

===Magor===


Discography:
1978 - Bohemia

BOHEMIA MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
No MP3/Stream available for this artist.
Collaborate with Progarchives.com, learn how to submit new MP3s.

BOHEMIA forum topics / tours, shows & news


BOHEMIA forum topics Create a topic now
BOHEMIA tours, shows & news
No topics found for : "bohemia"
Post an entries now

BOHEMIA Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Search and add more videos to BOHEMIA

Buy BOHEMIA Music


Right Now on Ebay (logo)
CHARLES MINGUS AT THE BOHEMIA CD USD $2.50 Buy It Now 35m 48s
The Thrills - Let's Bottle Bohemia (2004) USD $4.67 [0 bids]
1h 14m
The Dandy Warhols - Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia (2000) USD $6.23 Buy It Now 1h 34m
The Brandenburgers in Bohemia LP Record Set in box USD $14.99 Buy It Now 1h 50m
Czech Chamber Philharmonic - Baroque Bohemia & Beyond Vi [CD New] USD $9.84 Buy It Now 1h 53m
GEORGE WALLINGTON quintet at the bohemia JAPAN CD MINI LP DSD GENUINE SEALED USD $4.99 [0 bids]
3h 53m
Inolvidables De La Bohemia: Carlos Lico RARE Red Vinyl (Record LP 1981) GAS-4244 USD $99.99 Buy It Now 3h 58m
DVORAK BOHEMIA & THE NEW WORLD Classic Composers Series Music CD & Reference USD $9.50 Buy It Now 4h 41m
THE DANDY WARHOLS Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia REMASTERED & EXPANDED CD NEW USD $19.98 Buy It Now 5h 5m
Ellee Ven Funky Bohemia CD USD $3.25 Buy It Now 5h 5m
Unknown Artist Smetana Spirit of Bohemia CD USD $3.25 Buy It Now 5h 54m
Azul Bohemia Como Nace Un Amor CD USD $9.72 Buy It Now 6h 26m
Kenny Dorham Round About Midnight @The Cafe Bohemia 45rpm set USD $44.99 [0 bids]
6h 34m
Various Artists Noches De Bohemia CD USD $10.00 Buy It Now 6h 39m
Various Artists : Bohemia Tropical CD (1998)***NEW*** USD $3.25 Buy It Now 8h 16m
Flor D Loto Bohemia Y Mas CD USD $10.00 Buy It Now 8h 25m
Peter Frankl, piano From Bohemia CD USD $5.15 Buy It Now 10h 4m
Bohemia by Leo Sidran Japan +1bonus (Promo)CD W/OBI USD $4.99 Buy It Now 10h 45m
Authentic Folk Songs From Bohemia - Usmev Folk Ensemble (CD Used Very Good) USD $9.40 Buy It Now 11h 27m
*MOVING SALE* ALL Cds $4.00 DANDY WARHOLS - thirteen tales from urban bohemia USD $2.94 Buy It Now 11h 44m
Liran Roll, Baby Batiz, Javier Batiz, SA Bohemia Rock Seis CD USD $5.16 Buy It Now 17h 29m
Art Blakey - At the Cafe Bohemia, Vol. 1 (Live Recording, 2001) USD $3.11 [0 bids]
17h 35m
The Thrills : Lets Bottle Bohemia CD (2004) USD $2.99 Buy It Now 17h 36m
The Jazz Messengers - At the Cafe Bohemia, Vol. 2 (Live Recording) (CD 2001) USD $3.11 [0 bids]
17h 38m
Art Blakey : Live at Cafe Bohemia 1 CD (1990) USD $6.49 Buy It Now 18h 26m
Thrills : Lets Bottle Bohemia [German Import] CD (2005) USD $3.95 Buy It Now 19h 4m
Unknown Artist Napalm In Bohemia CD USD $3.80 Buy It Now 19h 11m
Smetana. Spirit Of Bohemia. CD. Classical Collection CD. Unplayed USD $2.34 Buy It Now 20h 46m
JAZZ MESSENGERS - Complete At The Cafe Bohemia + 4 bonus tracks (2CD) - 131581 USD $16.51 Buy It Now 21h 14m
*SEALED CD JUAN BAUTISTA ENTRE LA BOHEMIA Y EL BOLERO LATIN SEE ALL MUSIC USD $6.00 Buy It Now 22h 20m
The Thrills - Let's Bottle Bohemia (2004) SIGNED/AUTOGRAPHED CD Boxset USD $31.19 Buy It Now 23h 13m
Bohemia, Moore, Mae, Good USD $4.00 Buy It Now 23h 31m
The Dandy Warhols - Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia (2000) USD $6.23 [0 bids]
1 day
Baroque Bohemia & Beyond Vol. (CD Used Very Good) Czech Chamber Philharmonic OR USD $7.28 Buy It Now 1 day
The Dandy Warhols - Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia (2000) USD $1.54 [0 bids]
1 day
CANNONBALL ADDERLEY Bohemia After Dark CD 8 Track US Savoy Jazz 2003 USD $7.79 Buy It Now 1 day
DANDY WARHOLS Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia Sampler CD 4 Track Promo In Spec USD $5.85 Buy It Now 1 day
JAZZ MESSENGERS At The Cafe Bohemia Volume 1 CD 8 Track US Blue Note 1987 USD $3.90 Buy It Now 1 day
THRILLS Let's Bottle Bohemia CD 10 Track EUROPEAN Virgin 2004 USD $7.79 Buy It Now 1 day
THRILLS Let's Bottle Bohemia CD 10 Track Promo In Special Boxed Sleeve Includin USD $3.90 Buy It Now 1 day
Charles Mingus - At The Bohemia - Vinyl Jazz USD $28.50 Buy It Now 1 day
TINY TIN LADY Ridiculous Bohemia CD 12 Track Digipack With Booklet EUROPEAN Tin USD $7.79 Buy It Now 1 day
Classic Composers _ Smetana - Music from Bohemia USD $10.95 Buy It Now 1 day
Classic Composers _ Dvorak - Bohemia and the New World USD $6.95 Buy It Now 1 day
Dvorak / Smetana: Music From Bohemia - Rudolf Kempe **HMV ASD 449 ED1 LP** USD $18.73 [1 bids]
1 day
Arcs Cameralis: Gothic Music In Bohemia PROMO MUSIC AUDIO CD Lukas Matousek 14tk USD $26.99 Buy It Now 1 day
THE JAZZ MESSENGERS At The Cafe Bohemia Volume 1 BLUE NOTE BLP 1507 LEXINGTON USD $55.00 [12 bids]
1 day
Mingus At The Bohemia by USD $6.99 Buy It Now 1 day
KENNY DORHAM-ROUND ABOUT MIDNIGHT AT CAFE BOHEMIA-JAPAN SHM-CD C94 USD $15.99 Buy It Now 1 day
THE DANDY WARHOLS - Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia - CD Album USD $1.54 Buy It Now 1 day
Smetana Spirit of Bohemia CD Mint #CY51 USD $4.02 Buy It Now 1 day
THIRTEEN TALES FROM URBAN BOHEMIA BY DANDY WARHOLS (CD) USD $18.25 Buy It Now 1 day
MOTOHARU SANO Cafe Bohemia 28 3H-260 LP Bc0131 USD $4.99 [0 bids]
1 day
KENNY CLARKE cannonball adderley Bohemia After Dark Japan SOPU-9-SY savoy LP EX USD $7.99 [1 bids]
1 day
Live at Cafe Bohemia 1, Blakey, Art, Very Good Live USD $3.50 Buy It Now 1 day
Baroque Bohemia & Beyond Vi - Czech Chamber Philharmonic (CD Used Very Good) USD $7.84 Buy It Now 1 day
THE THRILLS - 2 FOR 1: LET'S BOTTLE BOHEMIA/SO MUCH FOR THE 2 CD NEW+ USD $17.79 Buy It Now 1 day
ART BLAKEY-AT THE CAFE BOHEMIA Vol.1-JAPAN BLUE NOTE CD BONUS TRACK D25 USD $16.99 Buy It Now 1 day
LP LATIN: JOSE MENDEZ, PEPE JARA & FREDDY NORIEGA Noche Bohemia *LISTEN* USD $24.95 Buy It Now 1 day
The Thrills - Let's bottle Bohemia UK CD USD $6.23 Buy It Now 1 day
Dvorak Brahms Liszt Farkas; - Dances From Bohemia & Hungary CD USD $22.69 Buy It Now 1 day
A. Balakirev - Sym 1/Ov King Lear/In Bohemia CD USD $22.79 Buy It Now 1 day
George Wallington Quintet - Live! At Cafe BOHEMIA LP Obi JAPAN MONO w/ sheet USD $82.50 Buy It Now 1 day
Schumann~Spring Symphony/Smetana From Bohemia's Meadows and Forests. 1969 USD $3.89 [0 bids]
1 day
Vol. 1-At The Cafe Bohemia - Art Blakey (CD Used Very Good) USD $5.02 Buy It Now 1 day
Various Artists Bohemia Rock 2 CD USD $2.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Moore, Mae Bohemia CD USD $2.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Various Artists Bohemia Rockanrolera Vol. 3 CD USD $2.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Haragan y Cia, Interpuesto, Baby Batiz, Bohemia Rock Cinco CD USD $5.28 Buy It Now 1 day
TINY TIN LADY - RIDICULOUS BOHEMIA - TTL10208 USD $16.56 Buy It Now 1 day
Thrills : Lets Bottle Bohemia [German Import] CD (2005)***NEW*** USD $6.93 Buy It Now 1 day
Kati Ingino & Velvet Bohemia Break Out CD USD $7.07 Buy It Now 1 day
The Thrills Let's Bottle Bohemia exclusive Ireland Only cd dvd 2004 USD $3.12 [0 bids]
1 day
THE THRILLS - LETS BOTTLE BOHEMIA. CD ALBUM USD $1.54 [0 bids]
1 day
Memories of Old Bohemia Volume 5 Joe Hezoucky LP 1005 USD $8.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Bohemia, Automatic Mind, Unconventional Boy, American Life, VU, VD1023, 10" 45 USD $17.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Horn Of Bohemia 1770-1970-Mendocino Village Style (2007, CD New) Various USD $16.76 Buy It Now 1 day
Mae Moore : Bohemia CD (2000) USD $4.47 Buy It Now 2 days
Bohemia Audio CD USD $34.64 Buy It Now 2 days
Bohemia - All The Way / Love Turns To Stone US orig' private 12" 1984 USD $29.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Bodega Bohemia Audio CD USD $13.79 Buy It Now 2 days
Bohemia Audio CD USD $24.38 Buy It Now 2 days
Horn Of Bohemia 1770-1970-Mendocino Village Style Various [CD New] USD $17.22 Buy It Now 2 days
Pablo Sorozabal Adios A La Bohemia Zarzuela HISPAVOX USD $29.00 Buy It Now 2 days
The Thrills - Let's Bottle Bohemia (2004) USD $3.11 [0 bids]
2 days
The Thrills - Let's Bottle Bohemia (CD 2004) RARE USD $8.45 Buy It Now 2 days
Bohemia After Dark LP EX Cannonball Adderley/Donald Byrd/Horace Silver USD $14.90 [0 bids]
2 days
VINTAGE SMETANA THE MOLDAU FROM BOHEMIA'S MEADOWS & FOREST DM 921 RECORD SET USD $28.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia Live At Wonder - Dandy War (CD Used Very Good) USD $9.34 Buy It Now 2 days
Dandy Warhols - Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia Live At The Wond [Vinyl New] USD $20.02 Buy It Now 2 days
Carlos y Jose Bohemia Entre Amigos CD USD $7.96 Buy It Now 2 days
Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia by The Dandy Warhols (CD, Jul-2000, Capitol) USD $0.01 [0 bids]
2 days
Chris Barber's Jazz Band - Bohemia Rag / Swanee River - 7" 1960 - Ex USD $1.54 [0 bids]
2 days
The Thrills : Lets Bottle Bohemia CD (2004) USD $3.95 Buy It Now 2 days
Dandy Warhols Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia By Capitol Records USD $1.99 [0 bids]
USD $12.00 Buy It Now
2 days
LR D1.CD ALBUM.THE DANDY WARHOLS.THIRTEEN TALES FROM URBAN BOHEMIA. USD $9.51 Buy It Now 2 days
"Massimo Farao' & Aldo Zunino - Bohemia After Dark" Japan Venus Records CD New USD $19.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Art Blakey - At The Cafe Bohemia Volume 2 (RVG (NEW CD) USD $10.52 Buy It Now 2 days
Elskes, Tommy Bohemia CD USD $3.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Sanchez, Cuco Dos Grandes De La Bohemia CD USD $10.00 Buy It Now 2 days


More places to buy BOHEMIA music online Buy BOHEMIA & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for BOHEMIA DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

BOHEMIA shows & tickets


BOHEMIA has no upcoming shows, according to LAST.FM syndicated events and shows feed

BOHEMIA discography


Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help Progarchives.com to complete the discography and add albums

BOHEMIA top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.99 | 26 ratings
Zrnko písku
1978

BOHEMIA Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

BOHEMIA Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

BOHEMIA Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

BOHEMIA Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

2.00 | 1 ratings
Mini Jazz Klub 19
1979

BOHEMIA Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 Zrnko písku by BOHEMIA album cover Studio Album, 1978
3.99 | 26 ratings

BUY
Zrnko písku
Bohemia Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by Mellotron Storm
Prog Reviewer

4 stars What an incredible Jazz / Fusion album this is. Straight out of the Czech Republic too. This is a super-group with the sax / flute and bass player both coming from FLAMENGO, the keyboardist from BLUE EFFECT and the drummer from JAZZ Q. Then throw in a 20 year guitar prodigy and we have one talented band. I thought of MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA a lot when listening to this album although this isn't as fiery and there are vocals here.The vocals remind me of the singing on SBB and are the weak link. This is so good though.

"Chor Minulych Nohou V Bruchodu "Pasaz"" sounds great early on especially the drumming and electric piano.Vocals before a minute.Guitar comes to the fore 3 minutes in. It settles after 4 minutes with electric piano and drums standing out. Sax around 5 minutes. It kicks back in with vocals late to end it. "Zatisi Peronnich Listku" has a light beat, bass and flute as laid back vocals join in. Electric piano too. When it gets fuller we get some sax as contrasts continue. I like the guitar and mood 3 minutes in, then the guitar starts to lifght it up a minute later. So good. It settles back with flute after 5 minutes. Gorgeous.

"Sen O Snu" opens with atmosphere and flute. Reserved vocals before a minute. Intricate guitar and piano help out. Piano comes to the fore when the vocals stop.Vocals are back before 4 1/2 minutes. "Horke Letni Stmivani" features intricate sounds as the vocals join in.The bass is prominant. It kicks in at 2 minutes with flute, then settles back after 3 minutes with sax. It picks up again before 6 minutes with the guitar out front before settling one last time with vocals before 8 minutes. "Milenci Pued Pollockovym Obrazem" has some passionate vocals early on and the sound is quite powerful too. It settles 2 1/2 minutes in then picks up after 4 minutes. Check out the drumming and sax ! The sax then turns insane. Vocals are back 6 1/2 minutes in and guitar follows.

Thanks again to Todd for another amazing discovery.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
 Zrnko písku by BOHEMIA album cover Studio Album, 1978
3.99 | 26 ratings

BUY
Zrnko písku
Bohemia Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by Joăo Paulo

4 stars Great albun of this band from old Chec Republic. One of the most finest progressive Jazz fusion band, that made this album in the most prolific and high quality decade of last century. The 70 decade of corse. Some very good guitar solos with or without distorction but in fusion vein. Some bass solos and high moments in all the albun, a metal section that made a very nice Jazz context, with some solos of sax. A great stuff in a East Europe country and context, and comes from a one of the most prolific and high quality East country that made some of the greatest bands of progressive ever. Bohemia is another great band. High recomended for all that like 70 decade and fusion jazz. I give 4 stars but 4,5 really.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
 Zrnko písku by BOHEMIA album cover Studio Album, 1978
3.99 | 26 ratings

BUY
Zrnko písku
Bohemia Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by Todd
Special Collaborator Rock Progressivo Italiano!

4 stars "Certainly one of the top prog albums to ever come from Eastern Europe."

So writes Greg Walker, and certainly based on my limited experience I won't argue. Though this album doesn't reach the emotional heights of INDEXI'S "Modra Rijeka," this certainly is top tier jazz rock/fusion that belongs in the collection of any fan of the genre, or any fan of Eastern European prog for that matter.

In the bio, we read that Bohemia represents "a supergroup formed by the cream of the crop Czech prog and fusion musicians." And certainly the musicianship and writing reflect that. The songs of the album proper demonstrate very memorable, melodic lines which serve as the basis for some great soloing. My favorite solos tend to come from Jan Kubik, who plays sax, clarinet and flute. He's a real asset to the band, giving great tonal variety and texture to the well written songs. The rhythm section of Vladimir Kulhanek and Pavel Trnavsky is also fabulous--a wonderful anchor, which is essential to great fusion. Keyboardist Lesek Semelka and guitarist Michal Pavlicek are excellent as well. Semelka also provides the lead vocals, which I find very appealing--a bit raw, but very satisfying.

As for the album, the 2008 version I have comes with some commentary in a language that unfortunately I don't understand. The album proper consists of the first five songs, which are the best of the bunch. The six bonus tracks are of lesser quality than the originals, but are better than most bonus tracks. "U Stadanky" particularly stands out for me, a pastoral jazz track with excellent flute and acoustic guitar. Of the album tracks, the first two stand out as excellent examples of jazz rock/fusion, adding an Eastern European flavor that makes it that much sweeter.

Overall, an excellent album, one that can easily find its way into your heart once it finds its way into your collection. I'm going to give 4 stars, but it's actually 4.5.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
Thanks to alucard for the artist addition.

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 2.11 seconds