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    Posted: April 17 2004 at 13:28

This Polish artist died on january the 17th and he deserves a tribute from all prog lovers.

-In fact, his "Enigmatic" LP, released in 1969 features an unforgettable epic track (Bema pamieci zalobny-rapsod : 'Mourner's rhapsody') that begins with church organs and evolves into a 'progressive' track with theatrical voices and a choir.

-Later in his career, Niemen played with members of the greatest Polish jazz-fusion band : SBB.

-He even played on an LP called "Mourner's rhapsody" (1974) with the following people :

Jan Hammer : drums

Michal Urbaniak : violin

Rick Laird : bass

Don Grolnick : piano

John Abercrombie : guitar

Steve Khan : guitar

and many others...

-He formed the same year a "progressive" band called AEROLIT.

-Then in 1975 he released a solo album, in which he sings and plays percussions, keyboards, mellotron, guitar and the moog.

So, with such an impressive discography he deserves a tribute and to be included in the progarch' files. RIP, Czeslaw.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 20 2004 at 11:16

Lucas

 

Thanks for reminding me of this album, alas with the sad news of Czeslaw Niemen's death, I will go back to it.

 

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 26 2004 at 16:14

I'm sorry to hear of the passing of a fine prog musician, Lucas.

I didn't know his work, but if you say he was good, that's good enough for me.

Too bad.



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