Premiere – hear the sublime ‘Temple of Jetsu’ from Polish underground jazz heroes Jerzy Maczynski and Waclaw Zimpel
Second album from Maczynski’s Jerry & The Pelican System project drops next month
Amsterdam based imprint yehyeh has excelled in delivering unusual and inspired collaborations between artists who have never worked together before. This time the Amsterdam-based curator and label owner has brought together two stalwarts of Poland’s vibrant experimental jazz scene.
Here, saxophonist and composer Jerzy Mączyński, who impressed with his 2019 debut album ‘Jerry&ThePelicanSystem’ teams up with Waclaw Zimpel, a highly-regarded clarinet player who mixed and produced the album and whose most recent releases cleverly combine the slowly shifting electronic textures of ambient with his deep-rooted love of experimental and free-jazz.
Ahead of the release of Sariani on November 5, the pair have given Juno Daily the privilege of sharing one of its most sublime moments, ‘Temple of Jetsu’, fusing the melodic cycles of classic minimalism with similarly slowly unfurling electronic motifs and luscious ambient textures.
The LP has its origins in the friendship between Mączyński and Zimpel that developed during the early stages of the global Coronavirus pandemic. After many happy hours spent discussing life, music and Indian culture – the latter a shared interest that would shape future recording sessions – Mączyński offered Zimpel the chance to join forces on what he initially intended to be his second solo album. Over the eight months that followed, recording sessions in two separate Warsaw studios saw the set – a far-sighted meditation on Mączyński’s travels to India – develop into a genuinely collaborative production and a unified artistic vision.
Pre-order your vinyl copy of Sariani here…
Alternatively, check this ecstatic live improvised take on the track below::