Polish-based jazz artist Piotr Damasiewicz comes through with a brand new project alongside the Power of the Horns Ensemble titled Polska. Polish jazz has been making a lot of noise recently, especially in London so hearing new stuff come out is always exciting. This is a dynamic and eclectic listen, as they are able to really create a stunning and emphatic mood throughout the 5 tracks.
It starts off with “Billy,” a key-heavy composition that is dynamic and eclectic, really showcasing Piotr Damasiewicz’s ability to create stunningly beautiful and mesmeric compositions through engaging drumming and beautiful horns that perfectly capture an intense mood. “Kleofas” is a 12-minute stunner that builds slowly through drumming and pretty infectious keys and emphatic horn sections. The slow pace on “Polska I” builds beautifully, with quiet horn sections that are stunning, and build with keys and subtle drumming. “Polska II” is a much more dynamic track that brings an eclectic mix of incredible bass notes, keys, synths and drumming, as well as quieter and eerier moments too. “Psalm for William Parker” is another tremendously beautiful track with layers of saxophone and trumpet leads, as well as piano melodies and drumming that brings intensity and true soul to the project. Overall, Piotr Damasiewicz & Power of the Horns Ensemble’s riveting and eclectic energy throughout this project is what makes it such an important and wonderful listen.
Listen to Piotr Damasiewicz & Power of the Horns Ensemble’s new project Polska below via Bandcamp and don’t forget to support! Released via Astigmatic Records.