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.
Following a marathon 200+ concerts across 21 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, for the first time, Polka, Theme de Yoyo and London are presented together in this significant, digitally-remastered Worldwide Deluxe Edition.
Mazolewski has truly become one of Poland’s biggest crossover artists in years, and the world is listening. He will also be appearing on the latest Wah Wah 45’s compilation Allo Love: Volume Seven, out later this year.
Oskar Török – trumpet
Marek Pospieszalski – tenor saxophone
Joanna Duda – piano
Wojtek Mazolewski – double bass
Qba Janicki – drums