Wrocław’s septet EABS pursues the tradition of the Polish school of jazz, while escaping various sound patterns, presenting a carefree and completely original approach to genres and established musical standards, as proven on their debut album. EABS breathe fire into jazz, ignoring clichés, exploring and experimenting.
What you may not know is that some of the best Jazz comes from Poland and it has that unique Slavic lyrical sound. As part of Waltham Forest Borough of Culture 2019 B Side Events are bringing some of the best Polish Jazz to the borough.
Showcasing the most interesting and highly acclaimed artists to come out of Poland the Polish Jazz Series brought together polish communities and local audiences at 5 concerts throughout July-November. Tomorrow EABS will close the series with a gig in Leyton Great Hall in London.
After the very well received, both by the audience and critics, debut album Repetitions (Letters to Krzysztof Komeda), focusing on the lesser-known works of the legendary Polish composer, the Wrocław-based EABS decided to further expand this lead and released two more vinyl records, “live” and “on tape”, which crowned the “Komeda triptych”. The astounding reception of the band’s debut whet listeners’ appetite for completely new recordings. It took 2 years for the new album to materialise, this time, however, it is filled with 100% original material.
This time the EABS band did not directly address the legacy of the Polish school of broadly understood popular music masters. At the same time, the musicians kept in mind that such legacy is, in a sense, the capital of the past which adds up to identity and builds the future. Therefore, in their further musical quest, the band stayed observant of the signs and inspirations from their predecessors from the jazz and big beat era, who paved the way through their willingness to experiment and pursue a unique sound. Thanks to these concepts, the ensemble decided to listen even more intently to their inner voices.
More about the record you can read at band website http://www.eabs.pl/