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Between Or Beyond The Iron Curtain
Label CDHW 27603-2
recorded compilation
online distribution


Track List
01: Wojciech Karolak - A Day In The City
02: Gustav Brom Orchestra - Bounty
03: Adam Makowicz - Drinking Song
04: Mahagon - Dívka S Jablky
05: Novi Singers - Tanczace Orzechy
06: Jazz Celula - Probuzení
07: Big Band Katovice - Sorcery
08: Martin Kratochvíl's Jazz Q - Tanec
09: Zbigniew Namysłowski Quartet - Mango Boogie
10: Grupa Organowa Krzysztofa Sadowskiego - Alfa Centaura
11: Karel Velebny & SHQ - Nový Muž
12: Impuls - Sextant
13: Mahagon - Písečné Přesypy
14: Prague Big Band - Heleme Se
15: Laboratorium - Funki Dla Franki
16: Hubert Katzenbeier Quintett - Quartett


Jazz in the former communist countries like Poland, CSSR and GDR? Unbelievable, you would think. And yes, there has been and still is a very vivid jazz scene which had to fight for its survival and acknowledgement. Nowadays, after the fall of the Iron Curtain, and the Eastern European jazz scene having been integrated in the worldwide jazz community, only a few of us think back to the days of repression when jazz was seen congruent with imperialistic and thus decadent music.
The CD now released by Crippled Dick Hot Wax reminds us those times and at the same time shows us the variety and superb quality of East European jazz artists. Among those you will find two Polish and one Czech jazz organ players who are to be found on the IAJO site as well.
Have much fun with this CD!


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