Warszawa Kyiv Express i jazz-folkowa płyta na Euro 2012

Naszemiasto.plSonia Tulczyńska

Podróż z Warszawy do Kijowa musi być długa i męcząca. Dzięki albumowi, stworzonemu przez sześciu doświadczonych muzyków, dystans ten można pokonać ekspresowo, a folkowe inspiracje i jazzowe aranżacje tworzą artystyczną unię między Polską i Ukrainą. Warszawa Kyiv Express i album "Huculski Blues" to ciekawa, ambitna pozycja prezentująca oryginalne pomysły na klasyczne formy muzyczne.

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Adam Ferch's opinion

This concert was an unexpected high-class experience for me. Thinking over my 50-year experience in jazz promotion and taking into consideration the almost revolutionary novelty of their music, I could compare their performances to the revolutionary novelty of the first (over 50 years ago!) concerts of the Komeda Sextet.

Adam Ferch

Warszawa, 26.X.2009r.

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Dionizy Piątkowski recomendation

Dionizy Piątkowski, organizer of the Era Jazzu festival gave a similar evaluation of the band when he said:

These are bold recordings, which in their extremely evocative style combine sonority of jazz with Slavic folklore. There are no fast commercial associations here, no cheap folk-like interpretation, but a masterly built sound, perfect technique and rare ability to combine ethnic elements (folklore and to some extent “folk jazz”) with emotion and mood that are typical of jazz structure. What I highly recommend in their music is the search for ethnic associations and inspiration drawn from folk melodic patterns or tradition.

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Huculski Blues – the debut album

The Warszawa Kyiv Express Band
Jazz inspired by folk music is the mark differentiating the Polish-Ukraine band Warszawa Kyiv Express. The album consists of 8 compositions. Arrangements in non-standard forms and rhythms discover afresh the melodies coming from the cultural traditions of Central and Eastern Europe.

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