SBB LP poland jazz fusion prog SS

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  • Sold Date: Sep 15, 2009
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SBB LP poland jazz fusion prog SS

SBB. - s/t Supraphon 1 13 2218 H 1978 Czechoslovakia issue


Condition - Still Sealed


The best Polish progressive jazz fusion prog band..

Track listing

1. Wolanie o brzek szkla (19:05) 2. Odejscie (19:40)

- J�zef Skrzek / vocals, keyboards, harmonica - Apostolis Antymos / guitars - Jerzy Piotrowski / drums, percussion


The story of SBB (Search - Break - Build) (from Piotr Szymczak)

SBB came into being in 1971 as Silesian Blues Band founded by Jozef Skrzek (who was by that time renowned bassist - known for his work with 'Breakout' - the famous (in Poland, of course) polish blues group. Skrzek was classicaly educated as a pianist). The other members of the band were Jerzy Piotrowski (drums) and Apostolis Antymos (guitar). The trio made some radio recordings but it was very hard for them to break through into the polish musical market. However, they were noticed by Czeslaw Niemen (a kind of a king of polish rock - he became extremely famous in Poland in 60's, when he was performing pop and soul songs. In early 70's he turned to the experimental, progressive music balancing on the edge of rock and jazz. I can heartily recommend his 70's stuff - it is a true progressive and original music). As a result, they joined him in the NIEMEN group, taking part in his artistic explorations and making music, which can be best described as 'impressionistic' and 'aleatoric' . Together they recorded "Requiem dla Van Gogha" [Requiem for Van Gogh] and "Marionetki" [Puppets] - two records with truly unforgettable music.

In 1974 they parted with Niemen and begin to play on their own. They shortened the name of the band - leaving just three letters SBB, which they explained as Szukaj, Burz, Buduj [Search, Break & Build]. It was a kind of their musical credo - to search for the new possibilities in music, break the barriers and build the new music. They got very popular - mainly because of their concerts, which were without any parallels in polish rock of 70's - suites with lots of improvisations, incorporating hard jazz-rock 'Mahavishnu or Hendrix - like' pieces as well as more soft 'classical ELP-like' Skrzek's piano entries and masterful Piotrowski's drumming (which can be compared to that of Billy Cobham). They were surrounded by a kind of cult among fans, became a symbol of young generation revolt (Apostolis had at that time probably the longest hair in Poland:-).


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