Novi Singers is the legend of European jazz. The ensemble, which for years kept winning the hearts of listeners at innumerable jazz festivals and won in almost every ranking in the “vocal group” category. They would willingly face the challenge of Chopin, Bacharach and folk music with equally surprising effect. In 1974 they let themselves be carried away by the electric mainstream which engaged the Polish jazz. And that was how the album “Five, Four, Three” was created.

Ewa Wanat, Janusz Mych and Waldemar Parzyński recorded the material threesome without Bernard Kawka, who had decided a few months earlier to carry on with his career in the USA. And they proved that three voices were enough to enchant the listener just as powerfully – whether with the crazy escapades as in “On the Road” or with the rocking groove in the title composition. They delighted the listeners with the hit-like “Off Season”, moved with the lyrical “What Thing is Love” and intrigued with the a capella performance of “Dotyk” (Touch). Multi-coloured and multi-dimensional whole, supplemented by a splendid accompaniment of the Jazz Studio of the Polish Radio directed by Jan Ptaszyn Wróblewski and soloists (e.g. Wojciech Karolak and Marek Bliziński) it has not grown old in the least over those four decades.

“Five, Four, Three” appears for the first time on a CD straight from the original tapes (the vinyl record included a few compositions in their shortened versions) and has been supplemented by four radio recordings from that period. The booklet includes – apart from the unique photographs – the whole history of making the record.

1. Off Season
2. Yellow, Blue and White
3. Z tobą wciąż
4. What Thing Is Love
5. Five, Four, Three
6. On the Road
7. Bongolo
8. Pas startowy
9. Dotyk

Bonus tracks:
10. Feel Kind of Low
11. Be My King
12. Basen
13. Klown i skrzypce

Ewa Wanat
Janusz Mych
Waldemar Parzyński

Tomasz Ochalski (12-13)

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Studio Jazzowe Polskiego Radia,
dyr. Jan Ptaszyn Wróblewski
Orkiestra S-1, dyr. Andrzej Trzaskowski
Wojciech Karolak – org, ep
Marek Bliziński – g
Paweł Jarzębski – bg
Czesław Bartkowski – dr

GAD CD 025
OUT: 16.02.2015
FILE UNDER: Funk / Soul, Grooves, Jazz