Polka (Worldwide Deluxe Edition)
Since the release of the full-length album Polka in 2014, the Polish bassist and his band have broken well beyond the jazz genre's usual boundaries and have gained international recognition, effortlessly inspiring audiences at some of the world's biggest rock and indie music festivals as well as appearing in jazz and dance clubs, with some 200 concerts across 21 countries in the last few years alone.
Their music has been featured on mainstream Polish TV and climbed the Polish Radio charts while being featured by BBC Radio DJ Gilles Peterson ('Theme de Yoyo' - the bonus track here - appeared on Mazolewski's album of the same name and was one of Peterson's 50 best records of 2017). 'Polka' went gold in six months and platinum in three years in Poland alone, and the follow-up single London was released in the UK in 2017. Now, for the first time, Polka, Theme de Yoyo and London are presented together in this significant collection.
Vigorously combining tradition and modernity, the analogue sound of the quintet harks back to the jazz masters (also reflecting the vibrant Polish jazz scene of the '60s and '70s), yet is infused with electronica and other contemporary influences. Echoes of Miles Davis, Eric Dolphy, Led Zeppelin, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Nirvana and Aphex Twin are, therefore, all interwoven by the bassist and his dream team of pianist Joanna Duda, tenor saxophonist Marek Pospieszalski, trumpeter Oskar Torok and drummers Qba Janicki and Michat Bryndal. It's like listening to history being sonically reworked, with a uniquely contemporary twist.
"Great tunes, infectious beats and rhythms, concise solos...there is not a dud moment during the entire 52 minute playing time. That rare thing, Polka (Worldwide Deluxe Edition) is an album that genuinely merits the much overused description masterpiece." - ****1/2 All About Jazz
- PUNK-t Gdansk
- London (Intro)
- London (Part 1)
- London (Part 2)
- Theme De Yoyo
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