Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet

Polka Worldwide Deluxe Edition

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Last Show: Friday 15 th March 2019

Wojtek Mazolewski’s Quintet is the most influential jazz group to come out of Poland in decades. Vigorously combining tradition and modernity, the analog sound of the quintet harks back to the jazz masters (also reflecting the vibrant Polish jazz scene of the ‘60s and ‘70s), yet is infused with electronica and other contemporary influences, with echoes of Miles Davis, Eric Dolphy, Led Zeppelin, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Nirvana and Aphex Twin.

***** Masterpiece "A musical travelogue of sorts - all but one of the 12 originals on the new collection bear the name of a place. Hearing these city-inspired compositions side by side, listeners can appreciate just how gifted Mazolewski is at capturing place through sound."

Downbeat Magazine

Following a marathon 280+ concerts across 31 countries promoting their last album Polka, the Quintet are back with Polka Worldwide Deluxe Edition (Whirlwind Recordings). The dynamic bassist and his band have broken well beyond the jazz genre’s usual boundaries and have gained international recognition, effortlessly inspiring audiences at some of the world’s biggest rock and indie music festivals as well as appearing in jazz and dance clubs.

Their music has been featured on mainstream Polish TV and climbed the Polish Radio charts while being featured by BBC Radio DJ Gilles Peterson (‘Theme de Yoyo’ appeared on Mazolewski’s album of the same name and was one of Peterson’s 50 best records of 2017). Polka went gold in six months and platinum in three years in Poland alone, and the follow-up single London was released in the UK in 2017.

Now 'Polka', 'Theme de Yoyo' and 'London' are presented together in this significant, digitally-remastered Worldwide Deluxe Edition, and the Quintet will showcase the music in their PizzaExpress Live debut.

Band Lineup

Marek Pospieszalski (sax)
Cyprian Baszynski (trumpet)
Joanna Duda (piano)
Wojtek Mazolewski (double bass)
Qba Janicki (drums)