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GAD 046 (Barcode: 5901549197600) ~ POLAND ~ Jazz

Recorded: 1972 Released: 2016

This is a reissue, first time on CD, of a cult Polish Jazz album, which presents music performed by an ensemble conducted by composer Tadeusz PrejznerFind albums by this artist, which included some of the top Polish Jazz musicians of the day, like vocalist Ewa WanatFind albums by this artist, trumpeter Tomasz StankoFind albums by this artist, pianist / saxophonist Wlodzimierz NahornyFind albums by this artist, saxophonist Janusz MuniakFind albums by this artist, guitarist Janusz SidorenkoFind albums by this artist, bassist Bronislaw SuchanekFind albums by this artist, drummer Janusz StefanskiFind albums by this artist and a nine piece string section. The ensemble performs thirteen original compositions, five of which were composed by Prejzner, two each by Stanko, Nahorny and Jan Ptaszyn WroblewskiFind albums by this artist and two more by other Polish composers.

The music is an attempt to create a "lighter", more relaxed music, with strong ties to Jazz but which a wide range of listeners might enjoy in short an early form of Smooth Jazz. However, as usual with Polish attempts of such projects, the result is quite spectacular and hardly deserves the dubious reputation of Smooth Jazz. Considering the status of the musicians involved as well as the fact that Polish Jazz musicians did not develop the chaltura (look it up) attitude yet, the resulting music is simply wonderful in every respect. Not only are the compositions beautifully melodic and anything but trivial, but also the execution is stunning and includes many first rate solos which would make any Jazz album proud.

Overall this is a wonderful obscure gem, which deserves to be remembered, which is why GADFind albums on this label Records decided to bring it back to life, which is as usual highly appreciated.
Updated: 18/01/2017Posted: 18/01/2017CD 1 Remastered Recommend To A Friend

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