Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Stanislaw Sojka – Blublula (Polish Jazz Vol.63, 1981)

Stanisław Soyka - vocals

Wojciech Karolak - piano, leader
Zbigniew Wegehaupt - bass
Czesław Bartkowski - drums

Blublula (Polish Jazz Vol.63, 1981)

This is the 2nd album by the excellent Polish Jazz vocalist Stanislaw Sojka, who dominated the male vocal spot on the local scene since the early 1980s and is still very much active today. Always in the gray area between Jazz, Gospel, Blues, Rhythm And Blues and even Pop, Sojka is a first rate interpreter and lately also composer. His live performances are legendary and his versatility is awe inspiring. This early album finds him in a superb company of top Polish Jazz players: pianist Wojciech Karolak, bassist Zbigniew Wegehaupt and veteran drummer Czeslaw Bartkowski, a fantastic trio by any standard. He performs eight Jazz standards, but performed with flare and outstanding originality, using scat singing, playing with words and other improvisational techniques. This is a breathtaking performance, from start to finish, which every Jazz fan should be exposed to at some point. An absolute must!

Track Listing: A1. I’m just a lucky so and so (D. Ellington – M. David); A2. Oh, What a Beautiful Morning (R. Rodgers – O. Hammerstein II); A3. Satin Doll (D. Ellington – J. Mercer); A4. Blue Monk (T. Monk – S. Sojka); B1. I’ve Known Rivers (G. Bartz – G. Bartz); B2. Doxy (S. Rollins); B3. Naima (J. Coltrane); B4. P.S. (All Blues) (M. Davis)

By Adam Baruch

1 comment:

  1. Does post is for information only or we can download the albul somehow?


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