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Prog Folk • Poland


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The single offering from this short-lived collective consists of a recording at the Warsaw Philharmonics Hall, Poland in March 1971. The album and band are most notable for the presence of future SBB guitarist Slawomir Piwowar. While the record is listed as part of the Polish Jazz series from the label, there are distinctive nuances of Slavic folk throughout. Another distinction is the lack of drums or much percussion at all, with bassoon and cello providing the rhythm section. A rare gem that was made more accessible with a 2004 CD reissue.

>>Bio by Bob Moore (aka ClemofNazareth)<<

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Drifting Feather
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4 stars After the group 1st rehearsals in 1968, I thought it's a paradox to play without drums, with a bassoon, and cello with hums and groans in bebop diminished fifths. At that time, the very sound combination of the bassoon, trombone, cello and bass made me happy and inspired me to make some musical tricks and jokes on the borderline of jazz and folk. I don't hesitate to write pieces in the spirit of Polish folk music, to draw original examples from the rich sources of folklore, Polish and European. Continuing our work in 1971, with some changes in instrumentation (alto sax, trombone, cello, bass and guitar), we realized that our sound resembles a folk band manned with modern jazz. However, I think that this is where our originality lies, and the lack of drums makes no difference to the soloists who can swing enough by themselves. (Andrzej Brzeski, Paradox leader)
Thanks to ClemofNazareth for the artist addition.

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