Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet - London (Official Video) [UK Premiere]
We first sat down with the eccentric Polish bandleader and double bassist Wojtek Mazolewski in April, ahead of his sold out Church of Sound show Polish Jazz under the Iron Curtain: '63-'89.
Around the same time, the Wojtek Masolewski Quintet released a 12-inch on Lanquidity Records which was met with abundant and deserved hype by selectors and music fans from the likes of 6Music, NTS Radio and Worldwide FM. The lead single from the release was 'London', a piece through which Wojtek wanted to "recreate the energy of this city – a peak of positive energy and happiness."
More than that, Wojtek captures the diversity of musical heritage found in the capital and it's clear that this was a thoroughly considered approach. "This city is very close to me both personally and musically", Wojtek says. "So many music genres that are important for me were born here”. Bringing this energy and heritage to bear on the composition is exactly what makes it work so well in both the club and at home.
We're really excited to bring you the UK premiere of the video for 'London', a stylish black and white vignette combining sharp, geometric shapes from shots of the city's iconic modern architecture to show the capital in a distinctive and dynamic way. There's also a couple of snippets from the Wojtek Mazolewski gig at Church of Sound. Dive in!
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