The Polish Folk Explosion
Kapela Resoviana feat. Albert Mangelsdorff, Charlie Mariano, John Tchicai, Vitold Rek, Gilbert Matthews (TMP 507)
Albert Mangelsdorff - trombone
Charlie Mariano - alto saxophone
John Tchicai - soprano & tenor saxophone
Vitold Rek - double bass, vocal
Gilbert Matthews - drums
Kasia Pikor - vocal
Lukasz Plis - violin , vocal
Sebastian Karpiel-Bulecka - violin, vocal
Ryszard Bajor - clarinet, vocal
Marek Maja Labunowicz - table dulcimer, viola
Edward Markocki - dulcimer
Jan Zolotenko - musical consultant
recorded 3rd, 4th, 12th July 2001 at Performance Studios, Frankfurt/M., Germany
A sensational musical meeting of world great jazz soloists with original Polish folk players: a project which proves how attractive, passionate and spontaneous the exchange between different cultures can be!
Neither the Kapela Resoviana nor the outstanding soloists Albert Mangelsdorff, Charlie Mariano, John Tchicai, Vitold Rek, Gilbert Matthews featuring on this production had either met or heard one another before making the recordings and precisely this makes for the quality of this venture. This recording was a historical artistic event!!!
"With The Polish Folk Explosion that features the folk ensemble Kapela Resoviana with Mariano, Tchicai, the late trombonist Albert Mangelsdorff and drummer Gilbert Matthews, Rek effectively melds the musical diversity of Southeastern Poland with world jazz."
Elliot Simon, All About Jazz, New York, Oct. 2005