Artist/Composer:Grzegorz Karnas Trio feat. Miklós Lukács
 Title:Vanga
(P) 2014
Jazz Magazine - 4 star
The material on Vanga is my contribution to what I hope for the future of personalized expression in singing to be. The rhythm section I chose to build this musical idiolect with consists of the artists I’ve been working with for a decade now. The participation of Miklós Lukács, whom I let into my trio’s ”marital bed” for the second time in the past three years, was again designed to be a Hungarian cherry on my Polish pie. Enjoy!

Grzegorz Karnas


01. Heal me out
4:05
02. Sinusoid
6:41
03. Fin d'été
8:43
04. The Ballad of Revenge
5:43
05. Vanga
3:25
06. Slodka
9:01
07. My broad sword
3:48
08. Bye Bye Blackbird
4:04
09. Nie Placz Ewka
6:02

 Total time: 51:38
Performers
Grzegorz Karnas – voice
Michał Jaros – double bass
Sebastian Frankiewicz – drums
Miklós Lukács - cimbalom
Production notes:
All compositions by Grzegorz Karnas except Fin d’été (music by Michał Tokaj), Vanga (lyrics are excerpt from Prophecies
of Baba Vanga), Słodka (lyrics by Ryszard Riedel), Bye Bye Blackbird (music by Ray Henderson, lyrics by Mort Dixon),
Nie płacz Ewka (music by Zbigniew Hołdys, lyrics by Bogdan Olewicz).

Recorded at Opus Jazz Club, Budapest on 1 February, 2014
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Viktor Szabó
Artwork: László Huszár / Greenroom
Produced by László Gőz
Co-produced by Grzegorz Karnas
Label manager: Tamás Bognár

The recording was supported by the Polish Institute Budapest, the National Cultural Fund of Hungary and The Central Bank of Hungary

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Patrick Španko - skjazz.sk (sl)
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Németh Attila - Ekultura.hu (hu)
Komlós József Jr. - Kecskeméti Lapok (hu)
Czékus Mihály - Hi-Fi Piac Magazin (hu)

Click on the image for higher resolution!I like history. I like watching how realities change, along with empires, religions, philosophies and languages that are born and die. Baba Vanga’s ”history” looks into the future, giving an unparalleled insight into a fascinating scenario of how the world will come to an end, and this scenario is powerful enough to compete with the boldest ideas of any future studies.

The material on Vanga is my contribution to what I hope for the future of personalized expression in singing to be. The rhythm section I chose to build this musical idiolect with consists of the artists I’ve been working with for a decade now. The participation of Miklós Lukács, whom I let into my trio’s ”marital bed” for the second time in the past three years, was again designed to be a Hungarian cherry on my Polish pie. Enjoy!

Grzegorz Karnas
Żory, April 2014

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