The HoTS quintet from the very beginning has been developing its own sound, drawing on the European tradition of modern jazz and searching for the new voice of jazz music in Poland. This band is the fruit of artistic friendship and common musical imagination of five musicians who come form different music backgrounds - jazz, classic, improv. This influences meet and intertwine in different ways in their music. The title of their first album: „Harmony of the Spheres” (V Records 2015) refers, just as its acronym in the name of the band, to the Pythagorean harmony of celestial bodies. Harmony is the key to describing this album which focuses on melody and sound. Each song - full of changing rhythms, lyrical themes and unique harmony - tells stories of small, simple things – their birthplaces, juvenile fascination with some TV series, music inspirations and love. In the second album „Numbers” (Multiculti Project 2016) songs have a much more open form, there is more improvisation, compositions are more complex. Tracks have been given the names of numerical symbols and between songs there are interludes which were improvised during the recording session. It is a concept album with elaborate melodies and executive discipline developed over many years of common rehearsals and concerts. Both albums consist of original compositions by the band leader - Mikołaj Poncyljusz. Their unique style has been noticed by music critics and is appreciated by international audience - they played already more than 70 concerts in Poland and abroad. An original music of Hots quintet is lively, expressive, full of emotions and capable of building great dramaturgy and memorable atmosphere on the stage.
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