Thursday, February 2, 2012

Jazz Jamboree '61 - (Polish Jazz vol. 2, 1962)

Jazz Jamboree '61 (Polish Jazz Vol. 2, 1962)

As with most great things beginnings of Polish jazz, as well as famous Polish Jazz vinyl series, were very modest. This record is proof of that as it was issued and recorded only as chronicle of famous Warsaw's Jazz Jamboree festival. It therefore features excerpts from best concerts given by Polish artists during this event and what a event it was! If you look closer you will find all great names that were in future to create Polish jazz as unique phenomenon on European music scene: Krzysztof Komeda, Jerzy Matuszkiewicz, Zbigniew Namysłowski, Jan Ptaszyn Wróblewski, Henryk Majewski and so many others. It is also sometimes very surprising to find these players in beginnings of their careers. Take for example Namysłowski, probably the best known altoist in history of Polish jazz who here, on track 5th, in big band called New Orleans Stompers, plays on... trombone. When I asked him about that recording in my recent interview with him he chuckled and informed me that his fist instrument was actually... cello!!! Recommended for all souls enamoured in Polish Jazz. 


Flamingo (band)
L. Woźniak - guitar (1)
R. Podgórski - trumpet (1)
E. Rudelewicz - clarinet (1)
J. Tomaszewski - trombone (1)
Jerzy Derfel - piano (1)
H. Pietrewicz - bass (1)
J. Nalaskowski - drums (1)

Trio Krzysztofa Komedy (band)
Krzysztof Komeda - piano (2)
Adam Skorupka - bass (2)
Lech Dudziak - drums (2)

Swingtet Jerzego Dudusia Matuszkiewicza (band) 
Jerzy Matuszkiewicz - alto sax (3)
Andrzej Mundkowski - piano (3)
Roman Dyląg - bass (3)
Włodzimierz Kowalski - guitar (3)
Jerzy Bartz - drums (3)

Jazz Outsiders (band) 
Jan Ptaszyn Wróblewski - tenor sax (4)
Krzysztof Sadowski - piano (4)
Stanimir Stanczew - trumpet (4)
Stanisław Zwierzchowski - bass (4)
Adam Jędrzejowski - drums (4)

New Orleans Stompers (band) 
Henryk Majewski - trumpet (5)
Bogusław Sobiesiak - clarinet (5)
Zbigniew Namysłowski - trombone (5)
Bogdan Ignatowski - banjo (5)
Stanisław Zwierzchowski - bass (5)
Mieczysław Wadecki - drums (5)

Zespół Stanisława Drążka Kalwińskiego (band) 
Stanisław Kalwiński - alto sax (6)
Krzysztof Sadowski - piano (6)
Stanisław Otałęga - bass (6)
Wiesław Schönborn - drums (6)

From this album "This Or That" by Krzysztof Komedia Trio:

Author: Maciej Nowotny

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