Monday, February 20, 2017

Pilsen Polka

In 1930, "Pilsen Polka" was the first record that Romy Gosz played trumpet on, after only six months on the instrument (after switching from piano)! What a great, original sound. Rooted in european folk music but with a contemporary awareness of Duke Elllington and popular music of the day.
Here is a 1946 re-recording of the traditional Bohemian tune, with Romy leading the group:

A more recent version, with Jerry Minar on concertina: