Thursday, April 21, 2011

Andrzej Przybielski with Oleś Brothers - De Profundis (Fenommedia, 2011) by Maciej Nowotny

Recent death of trumpeter Andrzej Przybielski left Polish jazz fans shocked. Who Przybielski was I wrote in this text dedicated to album he recorded with Sing Sing Penelope titled "Stirli Poeple In Jazzga" (2008). Fortunately soon after his departure news came that prior to his departure a very interesting recording was made featuring Andrzej Przybielski and Oleś Brothers, one of the best rhythm section in Polish jazz, news we were first to communicate to public (here). And not much time passed since this intriguing album has arrived to shops and I am now able to write for you few words about it.

Since I already introduced Andrzej Przybielski, let me now add something about Marcin and Bartłomiej Oleś. They have kind of special position in Polish jazz: since many years they basically play together only and developed that kind of interplay that is unique on European scene. For more information check this post dedicated to their excellent album "Walk Songs" recorded with pianist Simon Nabatov.

The music on this album is very good indeed but even better is the sound: deep, focused and bursting with inner energy. Impeccable pulse as supplied by Oleś Brothers is perfect background for spontaneous meandering of Przybielski trumpet. Although artists planned a recording session in studio (one may feel that compositions still need some polish) and I wish they had time to work longer on this material, I must say that this live recording from concert that took place in Bydgoszcz Art Cafe Węgliszek on 26th April 2010, is more than enough to be satisfactory. Although caught in statu nascendi this album surpasses anything that was issued this year under label of Polish jazz... Highly recommendable...
PS. You can buy this recoder at Fenommedia.

Author: Maciej Nowotny 

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