martedì 15 dicembre 2009

WARSAW JAZZ JAMBOREE First breach in Iron Curtain

In Eastern Bloc countries, during the Cold War, Jazz represented a form of harmless “dissent” standed by regime and had a particular diffusion in Poland, also for the less oppression due to the arrival to the power of Edward Gierek in 1970.

Polish Jazz community was very alive. In 1966 began her publications magazine Jazz Forum (also in English and German) very appreciated and widspread abroad, and still today active.

In those years rised also Jamboree International Jazz Festival, which opened the doors to many important western musicians and fans coming from other Eastern countries and also from near Scandinavia.

Every Year Warsaw turned into a perky international community of young people, a real music melting pot.

Many concerts were published on LP by MUZA Polish editions.

In 1977 italian pianist Guido Manusardi with his quartet was there and his performance was published in one LP

with those of two other pianists: the hungarian Gusztav Csik and the japanese Yosuke Yamashita.



Guido Manusardi quartet

Pier Francesco Guidi - ts, ss

Guido Manusardi - p

Lorenzo Terzano - b

Gianni Cazzola - dr


1. Sweet Georgia Brown

Fogarasi -Csik trio

Gusztav Csik - p

Janos Fogarasi - org

Imre Koeszegi - dr

2. Umbrella - Dance

Yosuke Yamashita trio

Akira Sakata - as

Yosuke Yamashita - p

Shota Koyama - dr

In next posts I'll put new albums of other editions

4 commenti:

  1. complimenti per il tuo inglese, gigi!
    e buon cammino anche qui

  2. Grazie Paolo,
    L'inglese era un pò arrugginito e questo esperimento spero mi serva a rimetterlo in moto.
    Buone cose

  3. Thank You! Here are the links of my JJ '79 post:

  4. could somebody re-upload this? many thanks!