Unique, chamber jazz for flute, double bass and one thousand colors. Including works inspired by African roots, flamenco, Polish folk music and jazz.
Result of several years of a fruitful cooperation between Krzysztof Zgraja, one of the most interesting Polish jazz flautists and the double bass player Jacek Bednarek (Jerzy Milian Trio, Andrzej Kurylewicz).
Complete material from the only studio album plus seven bonus tracks from radio sessions. All remastered from the original tapes from the archives of Radio Katowice, enriched with a booklet with the history of the duo and excellent photographs.
The flute can achieve a lot, and with the help of double bass – everything. From subtle pastoral notes through sensual passages inspired by the music of the Spanish Gypsies to the crazy Afro-Cuban frolics and hot swinging phrases. Provided that both instruments are played by real masters: Krzysztof Zgraja and Jacek Bednarek.
Bednarek and Zgraja cooperated in the late 70s and early 80s of the last century, setting the listeners across Europe in amazement. In their repertoire one could find compositions inspired by flamenco, African music, but also jazz standards, adaptations of Polish folk themes and various impressions for flute (or – thanks to the study technique – the whole orchestra of flutes) and effusive echoes. All this was united by a unique sound of the duo, surprisingly rich and inspiring, despite their modest instruments.
Apart from the entire content of the album “Walking Colour” (originally published in 1983), the record also includes seven additional songs, performed in the studio of the Polish Radio Katowice in 1979-82. A full, remastered material gives the most complete idea of the studio face of the duo. In the booklet accompanying the record one can read the story of this unusual project and see numerous photos from the archives of Mirosław R. Makowski and Mirosław Rakowski.
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