Retro Radio Show


Vadim Ludvikovsky Orchestra

Well, here's another place to share various music archives of mine. Expect a lot of European retro music & other oddities from near and there. I'll try to bring the best possible quality.

OK, let's start tonight with Vadim Ludvikovsky Orchestra.

For those, who don't know, Vadim Nikolaevitch Ludvikovsky is the bandleader and composer. He was born on on 23 April 1925, and like many other children he started to play piano and later clarinet. His musical talent leds him to condact Army ochestra in Belorussia when he was only 19 y.o.

He was a good arranger and after the WWII he became a condactor in National Jazz Orchestra. In the meantime he tried to make his own band. Since 50's his orchestra (sometimes called Ansamble of Soloists) has been releasing 78 RPM's, and later EP's and LP's, making shows all other USSR.

He wrote for musicals, mition pictures and soon became one of the best dance and swing orchestras in USSR. They were rather popular. Some of the best jazz and swing musiciants played in this orchestsa, like Georgiy Garanyan (sax), Konstantin Baholdin (trombone), Boris Frumkin (piano), just to name a few.

In the early 1970's the orchestra disbanded.

Here's a sample of Vadim Ludvikovsky Orchestra music: theme from the motion picture "Lubit'" written by Mikael Tariverdiev (1963)