Five years into their career, Jazzpospolita has become one of the most interesting phenomena in alternative music. So far, they have released three albums and played about 150 gigs all around Europe. With the band’s line-up unchanged from the beginning – guitar, bass, keys, drums – they have established their own and distinguishable sound. The strength of Jazzpo, as called by fans, lies in the unique compositions that place the band on the edges of jazz, post-rock, and electronic music. Combination of jazz harmonies, overdriven guitars, and electronic sounds enabled the band to attract a widely varied audience as well as to perform at jazz clubs and major popular festivals.
It took them 1,5 year to prepare and record ‘Jazzpo!’. Right after coming back from Impulse Tour in late 2012 (over 50 shows all around Europe) Jazzpospolita members decided to lock themselves up in their studio and prepare compositions that will summarise their three previous albums, but at the same time, surprise the audience with freshness and incorporate Jazzpospolita’s newest inspirations. This is how 11 brand new original pieces came about and were recorded live in a renowned studio. No editing was ever made; all the compositions sound just the way they were played during the session.
‘Jazzpo!’ is a well refined album; starting from carefully polished compositions, precisely chosen sounds and vintage instruments, through the unconventional recording method, finishing with beautiful art work. Jazzpospolita serves up an album which perfectly reflects their present form and state of mind as well as reveals to the listener the true identity of this excellent cross genre quartet!
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Stefan Nowakowski - bass
Wojtek Oleksiak - drums
Michał Przerwa-Tetmajer - guitar
Michał Załęski – grandpiano, keyboards