Monday, March 1, 2010

Bronislaw Duzy & Jorgos Skolias - Do It

Bronislaw Duży -trombone;
Jorgos Skolias -vocals, percussion;
01. Afryka [06:00]
02. Piec napiec [05:07]
03. Kolo [06:08]
04. Bluesdla [07:06]
05. Imena [04:55]
06. Zolo [03:34]
07. Foxy Lady [03:43]
08. Zeimbekiko [06:19]
09. Pentagon [05:52]

Recorded on November & December 1997
excerpt # No 7.
Recorded in Saloniki, Greece on February 27, 1997 & March 06, 1997
CD Sound CDSCD 110


Skolias / Duzy -Zeimbekiko

Skolias / Duzy - Foxy Lady

About musicians

in English:

JORGOS SKOLIAS – vocalist, composer

His parents were Greek political refugees. He grew up in a cosmopolitan and culturally diverse young environment. He took part in events organised by the Greek minority, becoming involved not only in Greek music, but also trying rock and blues. He remembers his youth in Zgorzelec as being extremely inspiring.
In the 1970s he became involved with Wroclaw’s very active and exciting rock and blues scene, working with the bands Nurt, Grupa 1111 and Spisek Szesciu.
His own professional career began in 1982, when he joined the jazz rock formation “KRZAK”, soon attracting the interest of a number of searching, innovative musicians, from whom he received offers of live concert work and recording opportunities. He spent over a year with the band Osjan. Between 1988 and 1991 he was the vocalist with Young Power, a group of young, unorthodox artists that demonstrated an important and innovative approach to jazz.
His work with Radosław Nowakowski (the percussionist in Osjan), the bands Tie Break, Pick Up, Free Cooperation, and Tomasz Stańko, Zbigniew Namysłowski, Terje Rypdal, Nikos Touliatos and Bronisław Duży led him to experiment with new visions of music.
He has taken part in several recordings of music for theatre and film.
Jorgos Skolias is a musician seeking not only his own individual formula for the use of the human voice in music, but also inspiration, whether from blues, jazz, rock, or ethnic music, whether that of Greece, Africa or India. He studies ancient forms of vocal techniques, which has enabled him to master the technique of harmonic singing (taking three parts at once).

BRONISLAW DUZY - trombone.

During his career he had an opportunity to participate in many jazz, blues and rock festivals such as: Jazz Jamboree, Jazz nad Odra, Jarocin, Jazz Juniors, Solo Duo Trio, Rawa Blues and other festivals in Austria, Belgium, Norway, Russia, Germany, U.S.A. and Canada.

His CD "Do it" is the result of cooperation with Bronisław Duży with whom Skolias has been working since 1993.This music is a synthesis of different kinds of music genders where inspirations of folk and a varieties of rhythms and tones play a key role. In his music one can find the mood of blues, the expression of soul and a ballad narration. They all are supported by the rhythmic pulsation of trombone."

in Italian:

Jorgos Skolias e Bronislaw Duzy: voce e trombone

Lo stile del complesso è dato dalla sintesi di diversi generi: ispirazione dal folklore, il clima del blues, la narrazione della ballata, l’espressività vocale del soul.

Il cantante polacco più originale, noto per la sua tecnica di canto multivocale. Negli anni ‘80 ha lavorato col complesso Krzak, e coi gruppi Tie Break, Basspace, Free Cooperation, Green Revolution, Ossian, Young Power, Pick up. Con Radoslaw Nowakowski ha inciso il disco Zulu. Ha partecipato a tutti i festival jazz polacchi e ai festival in Belgio, Svezia, Germania, Russia, Norvegia, Grecia.

Diplomato all’Accademia di Musica di Katowice, dove attualmente insegna. Arrangiatore e compositore, dal 1987 è in testa alla classifica “Jazz Top” della rivista “Jazz Forum” (categoria del trombone). Ha collaborato coi complessi Sesja 80, Free Cooperation, Pick up, Twinkle Brothers, Irek Dudek – Blues Band and Symphonic Blues, Young Power, Priest and Big Cork. Ha preso parte ai festival jazz in Polonia e a Stoccolma, Oslo, Riga, Novosibirsk, Mosca, Budapest, Praga, Monaco, Berlino, Munster, Nancy, Graz, Vienna, Lussemburgo.


Sardo said...

pass: Jorgos

itr said...

Good choise, as always. Many thanks Sardo.

corvimax said...

glad to see some greek song in a new perspective, nice the blueses also, thank you.

Sardo said...

@corvimax Thanks for comment. Yes. Living in Poland, Jorgos is still a man from Greece with all of this great cultural tradition. Do You know that some other jazz musicians with Greek roots are living in Poland: Apostolis Anthimos, Sarandis Juwanudis and Milo Kurtis. The last of them also here on:

corvimax said...

thank you for this precious info, I live in Greece but I dont know much about greek jazz. I will dig the names you gave me.