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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

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Light Star Guiding: Light Star Guiding

Read "Light Star Guiding" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Light Star Guiding is a Polish quartet which makes music collectively, with a seamless combination of composition and improvisation (all the music on this album is credited to the whole band). It is a very contemporary sound, frequently employing repetition and trance. Tenor saxophonist Ray Dickaty says he sees the project as an electric counterpoint to ...

Live In Trójka

Label: For Tune
Released: 2019
Track listing: #30; Panda; #28; #29; #25; #26.

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HoTS: Live In Trójka

Read "Live In Trójka" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Poland's HoTS (the name is an initialism of Harmony of The Spheres) returns with a live album. As on previous release Numbers (Multikulti Project, 2017), guitarist Mikołaj Poncyljusz is still giving his compositions mostly numerical titles, but the usual quintet is augmented by guest pianist Aga Derlak. “#30" opens the set with the quintet in bebop ...

Mikołaj Poncyljusz

Guitarist, composer and producer – the leader of the Warsaw based „HoTS” band. A graduate of the State Music School of the second degree of F. Chopin in Warsaw at the Faculty of Jazz and a graduate of the Academy of Music Karol Szymanowski in Katowice in the department of jazz and stage music. Currently associated with the HoTS, Light Star Guiding, Warsaw Improvisators Orchestra and Opera Na Zamku in Szczecin.

Numbers

Label: Multikulti Project
Released: 2017
Track listing: #26; Interlude 1; #25; Interlude 2; #27; Interlude 3; #28; Interlude 4; #23; Interlude 5; Diuna.

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HoTS: Numbers

Read "Numbers" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Poland's HoTS quintet makes its own mark on European modern jazz, led by composer/guitarist Mikołaj Poncyljusz. The band takes its name from the title of their first album, Harmony of The Spheres, and the Pythagorean mathematics referenced there continue in the numerical titles given to all but one of the tracks on Numbers. Opener “#26" shows ...

Numbers

Label: Multikulti Project
Released: 2016
Track listing: #26 #1; Interulde 1 #2; #25 #3; Interlude 2 #4; #27 #5; Interlude 3 #6; #28 #7; Interlude 4 #8; #23 #9; Interlude 5 #10; Diuna #11

Harmony Of The Spheres

Label: V Records
Released: 2015
Track listing: #1. 3/5, #2. Zabki, #3. Melodia Ludowa, #4. Alone In A Deep Space, #5. Panda, #6. Marii Eł, #7. #22, #8. W.


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