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Label: MPS Classical

Genre: Jazz

Subgenre: Bebop

Artist: The Hagaw Assoziation

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  • 1Dycha02:27
  • 2Don't Mean a Thing02:41
  • 3Solitude03:35
  • 4Mr. Beard02:22
  • 5Mood Indigo03:09
  • 6Lambeth Walk02:11
  • 7Der Alte Bison, Uff, Uff02:15
  • 8Stille Tränen02:39
  • 9Black and Tan Fantasy04:04
  • 10Die Hummeln03:02
  • 11Grabiez I Lupiez02:22
  • 12Black Forest Legend02:12
  • Total Runtime32:59

Info for Happy Hagaw

How to describe this Polish band, this music? Bandleader Grzegorz Brudko explains, “You simply can’t call our music ‘traditional’. We play in Hagaw style.” Call it trad, old-time, swing; it’s irreverent, comedic, with musical antics that straddle the line between party music and German cabaret. There is music in their madness, however. Solitude shows their serious side with a beautiful arrangement that would have pleased Ellington. Mr. Beard has a 20’s flapper feel with a muted trumpet and a two-beat bass sax that takes over what would normally be the tuba’s job. Ellington’s Mood Indigo is played straight – Wlodzimierz Cuik vocalizes with a stand-up wah-wah trumpet solo. What can you say about a tune called Der Alte Bison Uff Uff? The whole herd stampedes on this piece, with a fine violin solo riding on top. Black and Tan Fantasy, from Ellington’s 1927 band that included trumpet legend Bubber Miley, has the Assoziation following the feel of the original, with an exemplary solo by Cuik in Miley’s inimitable plunger mute style. Music for when you’re looking for a bit of fun, laughs, and a good old-time feel

Ryszard Kula, alto saxophone
Grzegorz Brudko, banjo
Wlodzimierz Halik, bass saxophone, bass
Zygmunt Adamek, drums, washboard
Edward Aniol, trombone
Wlodzimierz Ciuk, trumpet
Henryk Kowalski, violin

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The Hagaw Assoziation
Alles begann 1964 im legendären Warschauer Jazzclub "Stodola" (Scheune). Seitdem ist Stanislaw Piwowarski, der Hagaw-Chef, permanent als Trompeter dabei! Aberdie Band hat sich über die Jahrzehnte in musikalischer wie personeller Hinsicht verändert. Zum anfänglich strikten Oldtime ist nun der Swing hinzu gekommen wie auch andere modernere Musikrichtungen. Die Nutzung eines Bass-Saxophons anstelle des Kontrabasses sowie der Verzicht auf ein Schlagzeug vermitteln einen überraschend originellen Klang.

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