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Jan Ptaszyn Wróblewski is living legend of polish jazz. Member of legendary Komeda Sextet, co-founder of Polish Jazz Quartet (with Wojciech Karolak, Roman Dylag and
Andrzej Dabrowski) and main power behind Studio Jazzowe Polskiego Radia, Mainstream and Chalturnik. Here is his first solo output from 1972, where easy listening meets jazz. Great musicians (including rhythm section of Tomasz Stanko Quintet), breath-taking arrangaments and 14 (!) bonus tracks from radio sessions, all of them previously unreleased. Plus booklet with great liner notes and Ptaszyn memories.

This record is, above all, a showcase for Wróblewski’s arranging skill. As he, himself, admits, this kind of work suits him best. I can’t imagine life without strings and French horns, he says. An awareness of the fact that tgese instruments are a distinctive feature of „sweet music”, make us realize just how much this
music means to Wróblewski the jazzman. He had wanted to make this record for a long time. However, the final concepction was born during the production of another album of „sweet music”: his friend Włodzimierz Nahorny’s „Her Portrait”, on wich Ptaszyn led the band, and to which he contributed some of his arrangements. „Sweet Beat” offers a similar music, although more aggressive rhythmically. (from liner notes by Jan Borkowski).

1. Sweet beat
2. Tata lata
3. Bitwa o grzędę
4. Tylko spokój
5. Jesień
6. 300 kilometrów przed nami
7. Stopniowanie
8. Dziewczyna tańcząca
9. Cóż ci to ja uczyniłem
10. Nie pożałuje pan
11. W kawiarence „Sułtan”

Bonus tracks:
12. Mówiłem, że nie ostatni (radio version)
13. Tata lata (radio version)
14. Bitwa o grzędę (radio version)
15. Tylko spokój (radio version)
16. Jesień (radio version)
17. 300 kilometrów przed nami (radio version)
18. Stopniowanie (radio version)
19. Dziewczyna tańcząca (radio version)
20. Rozlewiska (Zielono mi) (radio version)
21. 300 kilometrów za nami (radio version)
22. Tango niesforne (radio version)
23. Begin the Beguine (radio version)
24. Miniatura z jesienną jaskółką (radio version)
25. Trawa (radio version)

Jan Ptaszyn Wróblewski – saksofony, flet, klarnet
Włodzimierz Nahorny – organy, fortepian, klawesyn
Bronisław Suchanek – kontrabas
Janusz Stefański – perkusja
Józef Gawrych – instrumenty perkusyjne
Janusz Hojan – trąbka
Benon Hardy – akordeon, organy
sekcja smyczkowa, dyr. Zygmunt Mahlik (1-11)
Poznańska Piętnastka Radiowa (12-25)

GAD CD 004
OUT: 10.02.2012
FILE UNDER: Easy listening / Jazz