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Founded in Kraków, Poland in 1966 - Hiatus between 1972-1978 - Disbanded in 1981

Dzamble were a relatively short-lived (with a couple of breaks) Polish ensemble with jazz-rock leanings. Actually, the music they played on their sole album was a mixture of jazz, rock, R&B, and classical music. All tracks have song structures with bluesy vocals sung in Polish and great extended instrumental passages. You can say the music is close to Blood Sweat and Tears with some hints of Ekseption.

The origins of the band date as far back as to September 1966 when Tadeusz Gogosz (ex- Szwagry) and Jan Budziaszek together with Wieslaw Wilczkiewicz, Jerzy Horwarth, Edward Aniol, Czeslaw Styczen and Jan Kaleta formed the first band called Jumbles (sailors from "Book of Nonsense" by Edward Lear).
The band played their own versions of standards and jazzy compositions of Jan Kaleta but it broke up in February 1967 for various reasons. The second line-up (Wieslaw Wilczkiewicz, Andrzej Ibek, Benedykt Radecki, Marian Pawlik and Marian Koster) also quickly ceased to exist (Autumn 1967).

Dzamble were reactivated again in Autumn 1968 in a jazz club "Helikon" in Cracow and the band started to look for a vocalist. After short collaborations with a couple of singers at the beginning of 1969 they finally found Andrzej Zaucha who became a permanent member of the band.
Soon, the band started to perform during festivals and contests and quickly gained success. They played concerts not only in Poland but also in the neighbouring countries like Hungary and also recorded some of their songs for the radio.
In 1971 Dzamble recorded their first and, as it turned out later, also the last studio album titled "Wolanie o slonce nad swiatem". The band was supported in the studio by many guests from the first line of Polish jazz and rock musicians at the time: M. Alaszewski - vocals, M. Pawlak - vocals, J. Muniak - tenor and soprano saxophone, flute, Z. Seifert - soprano saxophone, M. Urbaniak - soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, bass guitar, violin, T. Stanko - trumpet, J. Bartz - percussion, J. Gawrych - percussion.

Because of a conflict with the label Polskie Nagrania the band didn't manage to record another album and fell apart at the end of 1972.
Dzamble were reactivated for a short period in 1978. Since 1980 the vocalist Andrzej Zaucha conducted a successful solo career in music as well as in acting until he was shot in October 1991 by a French director ...
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3.60 | 24 ratings
Wołanie O Słońce Nad Światem

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Każdy marzy, każdy śni
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Święto strachów. Radio Recordings 1969-1970
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W noc i w dzien. Radio & TV Sessions 1969-1972
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Marta Zalewska Orchestra & Dżamble
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W noc i w dzień (nagrania archiwalne z lat 1969-1972)

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  Wołanie O Słońce Nad Światem  by DZAMBLE album cover Studio Album, 1971
3.60 | 24 ratings

Wołanie O Słońce Nad Światem
Dzamble Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by BrufordFreak
Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

3 stars A very successful album release this Polish band that sadly disbanded soon after its publication.

1. "Święto strachów" (5:10) (8.66667/10)

2. "Hej, pomóżcie ludzie" (2:45) a song with an anthemic chorus that sounds like it was probably a big hit in Poland. (4.5/5)

3. "Muszę mieć dziewczynę" (3:02) violin is prominent contributor to this one. (8.66667/10)

4. "Naga rzeka" (4:57) the flute-led instrumental passage in the middle is founded on a motif sounding very much like Carole King's "I Feel the Earth Move." Nice song. (9/10)

5. "Dziewczyna, w która wierzę" (3:44) great Latin-oriented CHICAGO-like beat and rhythm track supports some interesting choral vocals that sound like something coming from a Cuban brass band! Once again the motif used for the instrumental section feels borrowed. (8.75/10)

6. "Masz przewrócone w głowie" (3:28) sounds like a borrowed Aretha song usurped by macho men and a gospel choir. (8.5/10)

7. "Wymyśliłem ciebie" (2:59) half Bond cinema, half Chicago/Andrew Lloyd-Weber Jesus Christ Superstar. (8.75/10)

8. "Szczęście nosi twoje imię" (3:15) except for the John Coltrane-like soprano sax work, this one is very close/imitative of BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS. (8.5/10)

9. "Wołanie o słońce nad światem" (10:36) a not very successful blend of DOORS-like pop music with big band progressive jazz. I wish it weren't the case but this is the weakest song on the album--a blending of styles that feels more like a medley of hits than a prog/jazz suite. (17/20)

Total time: 39:59

More proggy and brass poppy than Jazz-Rock Fusion, it's very vocal-centric. I'm told that I would like this album much more if had command of the Polish language. Vocalist Anrzej Zaucha commands a very respectable voice sounding like a cross between Greg Lake and David Clayton Thomas. I don't like or approve of the band's habit of usurping music from big American hits for the instrumental passages even if they do have good taste in the song motifs they "borrow." It's masterful but hardly indicative of a band that wants to create their own compositions and sound--more like that of a cover band in the process of converting to/experimenting with original compositions.

C+/3.5 stars; a creative and synthesizing band of pop-oriented rockers whose music draws a bit too much from other artists. As musicians they are very good. Their excellent vocalist would go on to achieve martyr-legendary status after an early death.

  Wołanie O Słońce Nad Światem  by DZAMBLE album cover Studio Album, 1971
3.60 | 24 ratings

Wołanie O Słońce Nad Światem
Dzamble Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by MChPro

4 stars This album is evidencing what influence jazz had on rock in 70ties. Such jazz musicians as Tomasz Stańko, Zbigniew Seifert, Janusz Muniak and Michał Urbaniak taking part in its recording should persuade you that it is worth listening to this little gem.

Zaucha's voice is strong and full of emotion. He was destined to make great career later in Poland and his tragic death made him a cult singer in his country.

Texts (written by poets Leszek Moczulski, Tadeusz Śliwiak and Jerzy Ficowski) are very strong side of this album, so if you know Polish language then your pleasure will be doubled.

"Wołanie o słońce nad światem" (transl. the cry for the sun over the world) when released became a major success in Poland but the band dissolved in next year. Great pity.

Thanks to tuzvihar for the artist addition. and to Quinino for the last updates

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