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ALEKSANDRA KUTRZEPA ~ MERMAID
PRIVATE EDITION ~ POLAND ~ Avant-Garde Jazz-Rock Fusion

Recorded: 2019 Released: 2019

This is the second album by Polish Jazz violinist / composer Aleksandra KutrzepaFind albums by this artist recorded by the same quartet as the one that recorded the debut "ImpressionsFind albums with this title" a year earlier: guitarist Bartlomiej GarczynskiFind albums by this artist, bassist Michal StudniarekFind albums by this artist and drummer Robert KutrzepaFind albums by this artist. Vocalist Anna GadtFind albums by this artist and pianist Milosz BazarnikFind albums by this artist appear as guests. The album presents seven original compositions, six by Aleksandra Kutrzepa and one by Robert Kutrzepa.

This album is stylistically very similar to its predecessor and everything I wrote about the debut applies also here, so I won´t repeat myself (just click on the link above). The music is a fine example of intelligent Fusion featuring beautiful lyrical compositions, unique violin style and elegant execution, which offers an excellent listening experience, accessible to a wide range of listeners who like anything between mainstream Jazz, Fusion and even Progressive Rock. Some excursions into more Free territory on the tracks with Gadt (sensational as always) and Bazarnik on board are hopefully pointers as to what Kutrzepa should pursue in the future and their presence upgrade this album considerably.

This album cements Kutrzepa´s status as a promising composer and original violinist, which definitely deserves being followed, but she will need to update her formula on future recordings in order to avoid a pattern, which will became stale if repeated to often.

Overall this is an excellent album by all means, which intelligent Fusion and violin aficionados will love to bits, and which also offers highly aesthetic and ambitious vistas pointing (perhaps) to the future endeavors. Warmly recommended!
Updated: 14/12/2019Posted: 14/12/2019CD 1 Digipak Recommend To A Friend

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