Wojtek Mazolewski - double bass, percussion
Marek Pospieszalski - tenor saxophone, percussion
Oskar Török - trumpet, percussion
Joanna Duda - grand piano, percussion
Qba Janicki - drums, percussion
Recorded at Black Kiss Studio, Warsaw (2021)
Mastered by Arek Kopera
Produced by Wojtek Mazolewski
Executive Producer - Michael Janisch
Mazolewski i jego słynny Kwintet (WMQ). Charakterystyczny głos i wizja Mazolewskiego są wysoko cenione i powszechnie uznawane za jego wkład w odrodzenie polskiego jazzu i muzyki improwizowanej na światową, crossoverową skalę.
Spirit To All, na czele którego stał kwintet złożony z Joanny Dudy, Marka Pospieszalskiego, Oskara Töröka i Qby Janickiego, jest trzecim wydawnictwem Whirlwind Recordings Mazolewskiego po "Polce" i "When Angels Fall".
Spirit To All is the latest record by Polish bassist and composer Wojtek Mazolewski and his famed Quintet (WMQ). Mazolewski’s distinctive voice and vision are highly lauded and widely recognized for his contribution to the resurgence in Polish jazz and improv music on a global, crossover scale.
Leading his long-time quintet of Joanna Duda, Marek Pospieszalski, Oskar Török and Qba Janicki, Spirit To All is Mazolewski’s third Whirlwind Recordings release following Polka – Worldwide Deluxe Edition and When Angels Fall.
“Spirit To All was created as an answer to our spiritual needs,” explains Mazolewski, “during my preparations for recording I felt simultaneous connection between myself and everything around me. There was this urge within me to express my unity with the surroundings. The very same need was strongly felt by the band and the best way to express it was through the music.” From the start Mazolewski had clear intentions for the album: “Until 2020 we were touring the world and despite all the travel limitations that followed, we wanted to say: we are here, we are all in it together. This album is about spiritual needs, limitless and loving understanding, about compassionate development.”
The seven-piece record opens with title track ‘Spirit To All’. Inspired by spirituality, the melody contains both sad and joyous moments, mirroring the same juxtaposition of life. ‘Ghost ....... more