Monday, October 17, 2011

Piotr Zaczek - Balboo (Borzym Music, 2011)

Piotr Żaczek - electric bass guitar

Adam Bałdych - electric violin
Maciej „Kocin” Kociński - saxophone
Marcin „Mały” Górny - synths &samplers
Grzegorz „Jabco Jabloński” - keyboard, piano
Robert Luty - drums

David Fuze Fiuczyński - guitar
Leszek Możdżer - piano
Jahiar Azim Irani - vocal, santur
Grzegorz Piotrowski - duduk

Balboo (Borzym Music, 2011)

(Editor) This album really surprised me positively! Close to fusion or jazz-rock stylistics as impersonated by such great bass guitarist like Marcus Miller it goes further because in its language are gracefully incorporated free jazz influences. Retaining its communicative and dance-like character this is simply good piece of entertainment. Please read review posted on Piotr Żaczek webpage. I do it rarely but in this case I agree with every word of it. 

This is one of the most awesome CDs I have reviewed in a long time. Piotr Zaczek is a Polish bass player. With a few bass guitars and fellow musicians, armed with a huge collection of samplers and sound effects, he creates music that is both breath-taking and totally eccentric, yet never fails to maintain an infectious catchiness.
Zaczek creates his unique mix using Eastern European and Middle Eastern instruments and vocals. He will sustain a harp sample or bass riff all the way through a track while the different beat patterns and sheets of sound keep rolling on underneath. This is how Zaczek makes you go from one surprise to the next: with a mix of rap samples, snippets of jazz wafting by, unstoppable thundering beats, and extraterrestrial soundscapes. And on occasion, all that with some ten bass guitars playing at the same time.

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