It was yet another great year for a vibrant jazz collective of Polish musicians studying at Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen. Although it wasn’t Franciszek Pospieszalski’s debut that gained the most attention, double bassist’s “1st Level” presents the diversity and creativity of this group to the biggest extent.
Over the eight pieces Pospieszalski’s sextet (it’s fair to think of it as a double trio) gets through post-rockish outbursts, Polish traditional dances, classical music, old-school swing, shouting and contemporary avant-garde. And it’s all effortless, it’s all fun. If this is what they do on the 1st level, I can’t wait to hear the 2nd. (Jan Błaszczak)
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