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Progres (2)
active from year 1968

legendary rock band from Brno. Beginnings as Progress Organization; renamed several times as a result of communist repressions (1970 transformed to Jan Sochor Group, 1977 Barnodaj, then Progres 2, Progres-pokrok, back to Progres 2). From the short progressive-rock songs (as a sort of more melodical Moravian answer to Prague-based Flamengo or Brithish The Cream), they reoriented themselves step by step to larger composed scenic projects with equal accent to musical, textual and visual components. The first Czech rock opera Dialogue With The Universe (preimere in 1978) is considered the magnum opus of the band. In spite of several long breaks in the band's life, the core members (Kluka-Vane-Pelc] always managed to put themselves back together.


Members:

Emanuel Sideridis "Sidi"  (1968-1971) , bass guitar, vocal
Jan Sochor  (1968-1978) , piano, organ, synthesizers, harpsichord, vocal, keyboards
Zdenek Kluka  (since 1968) , drums, guitars, keyboards, mouth organ, vocal, steel/slide guitar, leader
Pavel Vane  (since 1968) , guitars, mandoline, vocal
Pavel Pelc  (since 1972) , bass guitar, background vocal, vocal, keyboards
Karel Horky "Daniel Forro"  (1978-1980) , keyboards
Milos Moravek  (1978-1983, since 2005) , guitars
Roman Dragoun  (1980-1982, since 2007) , keyboards, vocal
Peter Peteraj  (1984-1984) , guitars
Ales Bajger  (1984-1987) , guitars, vocal
Pavlina Dvorackova  (1987-1990) , vocal
Dalibor Dunovsky  (1987-1991) , bass guitar
Milan Nytra  (1987-1991) , keyboards
Mirek Sova  (1987-1991) , guitars
Borek Nedorost  (1992-1995, 2004-2007)
Ivan Manolov  (1992-1995)

Discography:

Progress Organization: Barnodaj , Supraphon 1971 ,
Barnodaj: Maugli ( Mowgli ) , Supraphon 1978 ,
Dialog s vesmirem ( Dialogue with Space ) , Panton 1980 ,
Treti kniha dzungli ( Jungle Book No. 3 ) , Panton 1982 ,
Mozek ( Brain ) , Panton 1984
Zmena ( Change ) , Supraphon 1988
Otrava krve ( Blood-poisonong ) , Panton 1990
Dialog s vesmirem Live ( Dialog with Space Live ) , Monitor 1993
Tulak po hvezdach ( The Star Rover ) , Indies Scope 2018

compilations / live recs.:

Progres Live , FT Records 2016

samplers etc.:

Gong 11 , Panton 1984 ,
Rock Line 1971-1974 , Supraphon 2019 ,

SP / EP:

Klic k poznani ( Key to Understanding ) , DIscant 1970
Barnodaj: Pram z tramu / Maugli , Supraphon 1978 ,
Jdi a otevri dvere / Moja najzlatejsia lyra ( OK Band ) , Supraphon 1989

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