Jerzy Milian - 80 (CD)

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Best introduction into the multidimensional and swinging world of Jerzy Milian!


On 10 April 2015 Jerzy Milian will be 80 years old. We are celebrating this anniversary birthday together with the Master and offer a look back at the half-century-long creativity period. From „Memory of Bach” to... „Memory of Bach”.

This exceptional, jubilee record includes the most important compositions from the works by Jerzy Milian, although not always in their most obvious versions. There are traces of long cooperations with Gunter Gollasch orchestra and the Belgium big-band of BRT Radio, not to mention the Orkiestra Rozrywkowa Polskiego Radia i Telewizji w Katowicach. There is also a place for lyrical ballads (including original version of the theme from „Tempus Jazz 67” ballet) and a few fiery virtuoso performances on the vibraphone. We invite you to celebrate Jerzy Milian’s 80th birthday together with us!

The record includes mostly unpublished compositions – a few of them had their debut earlier in the „Jerzy Milian Tapes” series, a few of them will appear nowhere else apart from this record. An album issued in conjunction with special live reunion of Katowice's Orkiestra (9 April 2015 in Katowice). Limited edition – 500 copies, no represses.

WYDANIE: Jewel case, booklet 12 stron z notkami o utworach i zdjęciami.

01. Memory of Bach (1956)
02. I'll Remember Olga
03. Blues for Praha
04. Akacjowa dziewczyna
05. Ballet for Saxes (part III)
06. Szczupły slim
07. Tempus Jazz 67: Ballada
08. Du Bist Der Zweite
09. My Favourite Band
10. Sketches from China: Sunny Children
11. Melodie fur die Einsamkeit
12. Jolly Joker
13. Pieces for Friend (part I)
14. Memory of Bach (2004)

Line up:
Jerzy Milian
- vibraphone, marimba, conductor

Sekstet Komedy (1)
Orkiestra Rozrywkowa PRiTV w Katowicach (2, 12)
Sekcja rytmiczna Orkiestry Gustava Broma (3)
Orkiestra Guntera Gollascha (4, 5, 8, 11)
Zespół Jerzego Miliana (6)
Orkiestra Opery Poznańskiej (7)
BRT Jazzorkest (9, 10, 13)
Jerzy Milian Quintet (14)

Recorded in years 1956-2004

GAD CD 026
© 1956-2004 Jerzy Milian
© 2015 GAD Records