(original liner notes from 1973)
We have been waiting long for this album. Namyslowski's previous LPs, the internationally-successful "Lola" (Decca SKL 4644) and "Polish Jazz Vol. 6" (Muza XL 0305) were both released in 1965. Since that time Na- myslowski, for long one of the most creative jazz artists on the Polish scene, has made considerable progress in his development. This record proves it well enough, featuring Namyslowski playing his new compositions. The supporting group are actually co-makers of the music. Despite their youth, they belong to the top Polish jazzmen. The music on this record, marked by the individuality of the composer- leader and his sidemen, is far from monotonous. In fact it is varied structurally, instrumentally and harmonically throughout, with changing tempos and times. What actually integrates it is the predominating cheerful mood. This climate is introduced from the very start with the title tune, Wine Feast, which opens and closes the record, fastening the whole music like a buckle. The mood is also present in the mostly humorous titles of the other pieces. On all the tracks, despite their varying character, one can feel the freshness, ingenuity and spontaneity which has always been present in Namyslowski's music.
Zbigniew Namyslowski - alto sax, cello, piano
Tomasz Szukalski - tenor sax, bass clarinet
Stanislaw Cieslak - trombone, percussion
Pawel Jarzebski - bass
Kazimierz Jonkisz - drums
Recorded in January 1973, at PWSM Concert Hall, Warsaw, Poland
|Brand||Polskie Nagrania - Warner Music Poland|
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