Saturday, February 10, 2007

Laboratorium - "Modern Pentathlon" {Poland} [1976] (Polish Jazz) (@192)

Rare jazz from the Polish scene of the 70s, one of the unsung hotbeds of modern rock jazz in the 20th Century. One of the most influential jazz-rock albums ever made behind the Iron Curtain. In spirit of Weather Report...

line up :
Janusz Grzywacz - leader, p, Fender p, Roland 2000 Synth.
Marek Stryszowski - vocal, alto sxophone, bass clarinetKrzyysztof Scieranski - bass guitar
Pawel Scieranski - electric and acoustic guitars
Mieczyslaw Gorka - drums, percussion

1. Modern Pentathlon (19:55)
2. Funky for Franka (4:43)
3. Crazy Shepherd (6:00)
4. ABZ (4:50)
5. Grzymaszka (2:20)

link in comments...

17 comments:

manelis said...

link for "Modern Pentathlon" :
http://tinyurl.com/3ab6uc

Фредерик said...

cheers for this, it looks to be a fascinating listen... 1st tune is nearly 20 mins, could be good!

klangkrieger said...

damned good album! thanks a lot for sharing!!

greetz,
todd

Frost said...

Thank you very much dude! This is a damn good album. I love this kind of Jazz/rock Fusion. I really like when its sounds a bit more experimental and with that psychedelic/cosmic feeling, like the first 2 albums of Weather Report.

Anyone could recommend me other bands like this?

Thalamus said...

Thank you VERY much for this time capsule / gem! Do you have "Quasimodo" from Laboratorium as well by any shance?

Sincerely yours,

Thalamus

Anonymous said...

es la peor vaina que he escuchado desde que alicia machado saco un disco

Anonymous said...

It is indeed an amazing album, but not nearly as good as their later "Quasimodo" from 1979. I have both on vinyl ... so if anybody will ever have a chance to get it, buy it and ask questions later! :) CHEERS!!!!

manelis said...

thank you very much for your comments :), "quasimodo" is coming...:)and more albums from polish jazz...

Anonymous said...

great! we're looking forward :)

greetz,
todd

Anonymous said...

Hi everyone.

Just blogging to say that Polish jazz wouldn't be complete without PSI - Horizonte (1977). I hope you could share this album because it really lives up to the expectations.

I haven't heard this new post, but if it can match PSI then it will certainly be a seminal album.

Thanks for sharing.

Cheers,
TB

Anonymous said...

Manelis, GREAT post. It's impressionant how funky this polishs guys can play. Thanks very much for this fusion pearl and for that Iasis's Amalgama too.
André - Brasil

Anonymous said...

Isn't PSI from Germany?

Manufaktura said...

While we're on the subject (Polish Jazz), there is an album which I am trying to get since few years now: Piotr Figiel "Piotr" - http://www.diapazon.pl/PelnaPlyta.php?Id=906

It may be the best jazz-rock album ever recorded :)

Thanks :))

Frost said...

Yeah, PSI are from Germany, not from Poland

Manufaktura said...

Here is the opening track from "Quasimodo". Play it LOUD !!! :)

http://www.sendspace.com/file/j3lj0e

Anonymous said...

Yeah my mistake!

PSI is indeed from Germany. I wanted to mentione SBB - Pamiec. Another great album though no so good as PSI, in my view.

Thanks for sharp eye!!

Cheers
TB

Anonymous said...

MANY tHANKS FOR THIS. MAYBE i'LL BE ABLE TO SEND YOU THE WHOLE DISCOGRAPHY OF THEM , IF YOU WANT. MEANWHILE, THERE'S A POSSIBILITY TATH YOU RE-POST Michael Gibbs - The Only Chrome Waterfall Orchestra ? I see thee's a number of requests about more than mine. Thanks in advance...

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