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Arp LifeJumbo Jet/Z Bezpiecznq Szybkosciq (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Polskie Nagrania/GAD (Poland), Late 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
Sweet sweet grooves from 70s Poland – played by a studio combo who've got a definite flair for a disco-styled sound! The set features two full albums by the group – the first of which is their legendary Jumbo Jet record – a massive blend of keyboards, light strings, and other rhythmic elements – all at a level that easily rivals some of the best clubby styles from the other side of the Iron Curtain at the time! Most tracks are instrumental, and often just get a bit of female chorus elements bubbling through the mix – in this kind of Euro sexy style that's mighty nice. The overall sound is more Euro or Canadian disco – but still quite nice – and the set includes the funky number "Bu Bu", plus "Motor Rock", "Olo Boogie", "Hotel Victoria", "Baby Bump", "Jumbo Jet", and "Apolobamba". Next is the group's follow-up set – Z Bezpiecznq Szybkosciq – a record that you might spend a week trying to pronounce, but one that will grab you right away with its sound! Arp Life stick strongly in their best clubby modes here – mixing the keyboards of their name with some sweet disco-styled rhythms, and the occasional female chorus vocal, in a style that's pretty great if you dig the dancefloor sounds coming from France, Germany, and Italy in the late 70s. Most tracks are instrumentals – the set includes solos on alto sax and harmonica at times – and the album was only ever issued as a cassette back in the 70s, which makes this version a great surprise. Titles include "Akwarele", "Papagayo", "Bam Bam Bam", "San Jose", "Klik Klak", "Slon I Mrowka", and "Tango Mundial". CD features four bonus tracks too – "Bump", "Bilbao", "Adelajda", and "Tonpress". CD

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Claudio Fasoli/Birka Jazz Group/Eero KoivistoinenJazz Jamboree 78 ... LP
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1978. Near Mint- ... $14.99
One of the more obscure Jazz Jamboree albums – with live work by some great European players of the 70s! Includes "The Missing Tom" by trumpeter Claudio Fasoli in a quartet with Franco D'Andrea on piano; "No End" and "Song For Bass" by Birka Jazz group with Anders Karlen on guitar, Rune Carlsson on drums, and Ulf Sandberg on piano; "Billy The Kid" by the duo of Toto Blanke and Rudolf Dasek on guitars; and "Koipaus" by a quartet with Eero Koivistoinen on tenor and soprano sax, Olli Anvenlahti on piano, Pekka Sarmanto on bass, and Reino Laine on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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Jerzy MilianRivalen – Ballet Music 1967 to 1974 ... CD
Polskie Nagrania/GAD (Poland), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
Some of the most complicated sounds we've ever heard from Polish jazz legend Jerzy Milian – and that's saying a lot, given his important modern jazz recordings of the 60s! The work here is all from very special projects – dubbed as "ballet music" in the title, but really far more than that – as these are hardly the kind of sprightly tunes designed to inspired dancers in tight costumes – and which instead work much more like these sophisticated compositions for larger ensembles – blending Milian's jazz roots with new ideas in 20th Century music! All of the pieces are quite long – two were scored for TV films, one more for a ballet stage show, and one more is an unused (but recorded) composition for dance – and all of them feature fuller orchestrations, with some of Milian's vibes – and solos from musicians who include Ernst Ludwig Petrowsky on alto, Joachim Graswurm on flugelhorn, and Zdzislaw Nowak on alto. Titles include "Tempus Jazz 67", "Tema Con Variazioni", "Bellet For Saxes", and "Rivalen". CD

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Jerzy MilianSemiramida – Trio In Concert 1966 to 1969 ... CD
Polskie Nagrania/GAD (Poland), Late 60s. New Copy ... $10.99
Seminal sounds from one of the hippest vibists of the 60s – the great Jerzy Milian, who was easily Europe's answer to Bobby Hutcherson at the time! The material here comes from a few key performances by the Milian trio at the Jazz Jamboree festival in Poland – sort of the Eastern European version of Newport or Montreux – and the sound is very open and freewheeling, with this equal balance between the vibes, bass, and drums that show a lot of "new thing" tendencies in Jerzy's music at the time! Milian made plenty of great studio records over the years, but these live sides may well be some of his most revolutionary – a rare glimpse at a musician who should have had a much bigger impact globally at the time, had it not been for the politics of the Cold War. Titles include "Semiramida", "Ballada", "Monument", "Summer Nights", "My Favorite Band", "Serpent's Tooth", "Vales Ex Cathedra", and "Program". (One thing – note that the title track "Semiramida" has some technical issues – the recording quality ebbs and flows a bit, although the music is great.) CD

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BlochPan Zagloba (Musical Fragmenty) – Stefan Rachon/Chorus and Orchestra of Polish Radio and Television ... LP
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
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(Cover has some light edge wear and ringwear.)

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✨✧ Krzysztof SadowskiThree Thousand Points (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polskie Nagrania/GAD (Poland), Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the hippest records we've ever heard from this Polish keyboardist – a set that has him stepping past the simple Hammond modes of his earlier years, and into a realm of much freer-flowing fusion! Sadowski still mostly plays Hammond on the set – but also a bit of Fender Rhodes and ring modulator as well – all on long tracks that feature soprano sax, flute, and lots of nicely stepping basslines. The style's often a bit more righteous than it is funky, and both sides come from different live performances in the mid 70s – the latter of which features some really cool vocal effects from Liliana Urbanska – in a hip grooving mode that's pretty great! Titles include "Syrinx", "Ten Nasz Zwyczanjny Swiat", "Sorcery", and "Suita Trzy Tysiace". CD features three bonus tracks too – "Trzy Tysiace", "Oleo", and "Ten Nasz Zwyczajny Swiat". CD

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✨✧ Kazimierz JonkiszTiri Taka ... LP
Polskie Nagrania/Musa (Poland), 1980. Used ... Out Of Stock
Soulful fusion from Poland – a group led by drummer Kazimierz Jonkisz, and featuring piano, soprano sax, bass, and a bit of electric violin! The groove is a bit in the Michal Urbaniak mode – although not as way out, with a good focus on ensemble modes on the heads of each tune – similar to American soulful fusion of the time – before the band then makes their way through some longer solo moments. The feel is often surprisingly rich and full – a bit like some of the best R&B-tinged fusion coming out of the US in the mid to late 70s – especially on the Columbia label – and the players here are all top-shelf, and really open up as the tunes roll on. There's none of the too-jamming modes that can sometimes show up in more rock-based fusion records from the Eastern scene – and instead, there's a sensitivity here that shows up even on the more upbeat numbers. Titles include "We're All Waiting", "Tiritaka", "For Slawosz", "Joewer", and "For Marc". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Wladyslaw KomendarekWladyslaw Komendarek (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polskie Nagrania/GAD (Poland), Mid 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A cool keyboardist from the 80s scene in Poland – working here on all the best Roland, Korg, and Arp instruments of the time – and with this lean, stripped-down groove that's almost got a Kraftwerk feel overall! The music's never too cheesy – with none of those "too easy" 80s rhythm programs that always made for too much stiffness – and instead, Wladyslaw really keeps this spontaneous feel in some of his keyboard work – much looser and more groovy than lots of the other keyboard-heavy soundtrack or sound library material at the time, yet still never commercial or kitschy either. The balance is hard to describe, but totally perfect throughout – and the record's a gem if you dig any sort of 80s sound library music, and even some of the best underground electro work of the period too. Titles include "Super Express", "Ranek Nad Wisla", "Tesknota Zeglarza", "Polowanie W Puszcy Bialej", "Krople Rosy", and "Podwodny Spacer". CD also features four bonus tracks from the same sessions for the album – including "Morskie Figle", "Droga Do Sahary", and "Samotna Pacynka". CD

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