Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Extra Ball - "Birthday" {Poland} [1976] (jazz fusion)

This is an album of good, juicy electric jazz fusion with occasional references to Polish folk music. A debute effort by the band, it was recorded at the time when Polish jazz scene was - in my humble opinion - at its acme, so the album somehow captures the elevated spirit of its era. I don't know much about the band in excess of what is written on the LP cover (which is enclosed in case anyone is curious). Extra Ball issued 3 more LPs in late 70s which are supposedly just as good as 'Birthday'.

Let's thank Mr. Arkady Medvedev from Kurgan, Russia for kindly sharing the rip of a vinyl from his personal collection with us.


1. Narodziny
2. Taniec Maryny
3. Bez Powrotu
4. Podroz W Gory
5. Siodemka
6. Szczesliwy Nieszczesliwiec
7. Blues For Everybody
8. Hengelo Almelo Deventer


Jaroslaw Smetana - guitar
Wladyslaw Sendecki - keyboards
Andrzej Olejniczak - saxophone
Jan Cichy - bass
Benedykt Radecki - percussion

The link is to be found in comments.


Serhiy said...


Anonymous said...

Yay! ANY European fusion is most welcome. I can't wait to hear this!

Cpt. Beyond

Anonymous said...

Hmm.. Sounds very interesting! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

hello!thx this great music!
Sithlord from Hungary

Anonymous said...

Hello - Extra Ball generally recorded (in my information ) 6longplays (I have them)
Live in Aquarium
Marlboro County
Go Ahead
For me only first is fusion, next are more mainstream jazz (but quite good).

Nico said...

Is there a link for Mosquito (in particular)?

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