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Polish Jazz: Under The Surface

Read "Polish Jazz: Under The Surface" reviewed by Ian Patterson

The article was originally published in a special English edition of Jazz Forum magazine prepared for Jazzahead!2018.

It was the summer of 2002. A friend had just passed me a copy of Tomasz StaƄko's latest CD on ECM--Soul Of Things, and was raving about the young trio backing the legendary trumpeter. In no time, ...

Polish Jazz for Dummies: 60 Years of Jazz from Poland

Read "Polish Jazz for Dummies: 60 Years of Jazz from Poland" reviewed by Cezary L. Lerski

Introduction

After 1945, like the rest of the Eastern and Central Europe, Poland fell under the dominance of Stalinist Russia-- and the Soviets certainly did not dig the swing!! Consequently, only certain musical forms were allowed to flourish, particularly those with folk rhythm, without syncopation. One tempo was prescribed for everybody and army marching ...

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Ecstasy Project Trio: Realium

Read "Realium" reviewed by Michael McCaw

If the Ecstasy Project Trio recorded for a label along the lines of Thirsty Ear rather than Polish Jazz, the group would surely garner some worthwhile press attention in the US. Nonetheless, with releases like Realium this may be a mute point before too long.

Featuring instrumentation that varies from moment to moment but centering ...