Tomasz Kaczmarczyk - guitar
Leszek Szczerba - saxophone
Krzysztof Wermiński - piano, keyboards
Tomasz Grabowy - bass
Sławomir Berny - drums, percussion
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SLOW is releasing their 3rd album „Under Everchanging Sky” onJun 24th.2022. The music this time was composed, arranged andproduced by the group’s leader and guitar player TomaszKaczmarczyk.
This new CD from SLOW is much more stylistically diverse than previous releases. We can find here mainly melodic contemporary jazz, but also pieces inspired by classic bebop and world music. Leading themes, guitar andsaxophone improvisations by Leszek Szczerba are set in the harmonic landscape created by the pianist Krzysztof Wermiński- they define the sound of the band since its debut in 2011. The whole thing is built on the foundation of a very strong rhythm section, bassist Tomasz Grabowy and drummer Sławomir Berny. Berny plays a double role here, because apart from thedrum set, he pl ys also dozens of various and often exotic percussion instruments.
In terms of arrangement, this music is also quite diverse -
from calm and spacious ballads (Yolanda, Under Everchaning
Sky) through multi-layered, rhythmically complex and
powerfully grooving sound structures (Grasshopper, The
Entanglement) to crazy tempos and wild improvisations (Bebop
Baroque) and trance rhytms of North Africa (Jemaa el-Fna).
The coherence of the album is ensured by sound of the
soloists - saxophones and various guitars played by Tomasz
Kaczmarczyk, who uses willingly both electric and acoustic
instruments, however his trademark is definitely the sound of
a nylon string guitar.