Need Help! Please!

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by Marcello, Apr 5, 2001.

  1. Marcello


    Apr 5, 2001
    Greetings -

    I'm trying to identify a name of, I believe, an upright player, as well as a particular brand of upright.

    The name of the player is George Vivia - at least, that's how I'm hearing it phonetically. Can someone please confirm or deny, or tell me anything about him?

    The name of the upright - again, phonetically - is a Gusack, (say Jew-sack) but I can't seem to find any info. Again, can anyone confirm or deny?

    Thanks for your help...

  2. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    would that upright not be Jusek? just a thought.
  3. I'm sure you must mean George Duvivier
    (1920-1985) One of the most recorded Bassists of all time. He played with everyone from Coleman Hawkins to Eric Dolphy to Bud Powell.
    And the DB in Question is of course, a Juzek, originally made in Prague, Czech. then produced in Germany after WWll. The company is still in Germany, but the quality is nowhere near what the older instruments were.
  4. Marcello


    Apr 5, 2001
    Thanks for your help, guys! Really appreciate it!

    - MM