Thursday, May 10, 2018

Emil Miszk & The Sonic Syndicate - Don't Hesitate! (ALPAKA RECORDS 2018)

This is the debut album as a leader by young and upcoming Polish Jazz trumpeter / composer Emil Miszk, who has made a significant mark on the local scene lately. On this album he leads an impressive octet, called Sonic Syndicate, which also includes saxophonists Piotr Chęcki and Kuba Więcek, trombonist Paweł Niewiadomski, guitarist Michał Zienkowski, pianist Szymon Burnos, bassist Konrad Żołnierek and drummer Sławek Koryzno. The album presents seven original compositions, all by the leader.

This music is also the epitome of European Jazz, being completely open to all musical styles and influences, managing to amalgamate them in a perfect way. There is a lot of tradition here, some conscious and some subconscious, but absolutely no stagnation or repetition. This is exactly what European Jazz aesthetics is all about – experiment and elegance, good taste and talent. This kind of music can probably only be made in Poland.

1. Solid 05:54
2. For S. 05:09
3. Chorale (Ballad nr 3) 07:49
4. Heart of Darkness 08:36
5. Hate No More 08:08
6. Returns 03:45
7. Cascades 04:53

Emil Miszk - trumpet, composition
Kuba Więcek - alto saxophone
Piotr Chęcki - tenor saxophone
Paweł Niewiadomski - trombone
Michał Zienkowski - guitar
Szymon Burnos - piano
Konrad Żołnierek - double bass
Sławek Koryzno - drums