Maciej Kręc

Progressive Blues (New) Experiment

DEBUT SOLO ALBUM BY POLAND ARTIST MACIJ KRęC 

B R O T H E R S   &   F R I E N D S 

B L U E S   S U P E R   S E S S I O N

FLOWER RECORDS FCD-068

RELEASE DATE : MAY 27, 2022

(POLAND)

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Musicians:
 Maciej Kręc - Bass Guitar, Double Bass, Percussion
Maciej Sobczak - Vocals (Tracks 1,12), guitars, Cigar Box, Dobro, Percussion 
 Bartłomiej Szopiński - keyboards
Szymon Szopiński - drums
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Maciej Zdanowicz - guitars
Eric "Slim" Zahl - guitar, vocals (Track 15)
Piotr Bienkiewicz - guitar (Track 15)
Wojtek Cugowski - guitar, (Track 11)
Pawel Glowacki - banjo, mandolin (tracks: 1-4, 7, 8)
 Przemek Ślużyński - bass (tracks: 6)
 Piotr Kończal - drums (tracks: 7)
Eric "Slim" Zahl - drums (tracks: 15) 
Piotr Bienkiewicz - drums (tracks: 15)
Wojtek Cugowski - drums  (tracks: 11)
Michael Kielak - harmonica (tracks: 12)
Kuba Andrzejewski - steel guitar (tracks: 2)
Jacek Piskorz - keyboards (tracks: 16)
Adam Wendt - sax (tracks: 10, 15, 17)
Maciej "Kocin" Kociński - sax, clainet (tracks: 7)
Piotr Banyś - trombone (tracks: 7)
Ignacy Wendt - trumpet (tracks: 10, 15-17)
Tomasz Orlowski - trumpet (tracks: 7)
Zbigniew Wilk - tuba (tracks: 7)
Jan Mazurek - violin (tracks: 11)
Hans Bollandsas - vocals (Track 8), backing vocals (Track 8)
Big Daddy Wilson - vocals(Track 13)
Debi Ruud - vocals (Track 3)
Helene Misund - vocals(Tracks 8,15)
Jacek Siciarek - vocals (Track 9)
James Brierley - vocals (Tracks 2,4)
Jock Shock - vocals (Track 7)
John Clifton - vocals (Track 14)
Magda Piskorczyk - vocals (Track 1)
Romek Puchowski - vocals (Track 5)
Wojtek Cugowski - vocals (Track 11)
Lukasz Drapala - vocals (Track 10)
Kasia Rościńska - backing vocals - (Tracks 3,14,13)

Tracklist:
01 Come Love 05:01
02 Color of His Skin 05:21
03 Cheerful 02:33
04 Barn Dance 03:45
05 Bad Moon 04:18
06 Smuggler's Blues 05:31
07 Orleans 05:49
08 Dragonfly 01:56
09 We Lost Our Way 04:21
10 Fire 05:41
11 Rebel on the Run 04:10
12 Stones 04:23
13 Love Don't Always Win 04:25
14 Hundred Dollars 02:50
15 Woody Boogie 05:35
16 White Flower 05:32
17 From Adam To Maciek 04:09

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Maciej Krec is a musician who has been opening horizons among fans of blues music in Poland for more than thirty years. As a bass player he co-founded the band Blues Flowers in 1993, keeping the Polish language in their songs and incorporating nuances of their country's own musical tradition. The band has released six albums to date and has established itself as a reference in the small circuit of clubs and festivals that program blues in their city Poznań as well as in the rest of Poland. Maciej Krec, restless and ambitious, made a trip to the south of the United States with his two friends, the guitarist Maciej Sobczak and keyboardist Bartlomiej Szopinski, with whom he was playing, learning and falling in love with the magic that music gave off for everyone the places through which they crossed. What they experienced on that trip led them to conceive this album. In the two years of work, more than forty musicians have joined them, shaping an album that is not designed to please on a first and simple listen, the atmospheres created go in the opposite direction to what can be expected from a blues album. But the final result is a high musical work, unpredictable guitars, unexpected horns, hidden keyboards, sinuous strings and groundbreaking percussions. The best is the criterion in the songwriting, songs elaborated without giving the slightest option to the concession, without shortening paths or looking for shortcuts. This is an album that will probably not have an easy journey, but whoever listens to it will be captivated by its daring challenge.

06/09/2022