Here’s a video from 1996 featuring Miloslav Gajdos performing at the Harold Washington Library as part of Chicago’s International Artists Exchange. Lyric Opera of Chicago bassist and Northestern Illinois University double bass professor Greg Sarchet (who is the other bass player in this video) was the primary force getting Gajdos to Chicago for this trip, and he has managed to bring him back to Chicago several times since then.
If you haven’t met Gajdos before, he is not only an excellent bassist but a wonderful person as well, the exact sort of artist that you want to spend time around–incredibly inspiring, warm, and eager to share his zest for music and life with fellow bassists, students, and the public.
Both Greg Sarchet and Miloslav Gajdos have been featured several times on the Contrabass Conversations podcast. Check out Greg’s episodes or Gajdos’ episodes for more excellent playing and interviews.