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NOT ON LABEL (Barcode: 5907653893612) ~ POLAND ~ Jazz-Rock Fusion

Recorded: 2019 Released: 2019

This is the debut album by young Polish Jazz guitarist / composer Andrzej KowalskiFind albums by this artist recorded in a quartet setting with saxophonist Robert WypasekFind albums by this artist, bassist Jan WierzbickiFind albums by this artist and drummer Adam WajdzikFind albums by this artist. The album presents nine original compositions, all by Kowalski. It was recorded at the excellent Monochrom Studio and offers a high sound quality.

The music is excellent modern mainstream Fusion, based on solid compositions which incorporate melodic themes and quite unusual rhythmic structures, creating a dynamically diverse atmosphere of tension. The compositions are way more complex than the average Fusion material and certainly more sophisticated and intelligently weaved.

These four young musicians share the responsibility for the music the quartet produces quite equally, which is rather unusual. Although the guitar and the saxophone deliver most of the soloing, as expected, the rhythm section is also constantly busy with laying out the complex pulsations and quirky tempi changes, all clearly audible for the entire duration of the music, as well as soloing impressively.

Overall this is a surprising and unusual debut album, which manages to step outside of the conventional Fusion frameset by adding more freedom, both harmonically and rhythmically, rejuvenating the somewhat stale genre and proving that it is still able to astonish the listener. The level of performances by these young musicians proves again that the Polish Jazz scene enjoys an incredible surge of juvenile blood transfusion into its veins, which keeps it alive and sparkling.
Updated: 29/10/2019Posted: 29/10/2019CD 1 Digipak Recommend To A Friend

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