NAP by Marek Napiorkowski
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Marek Napiorkowski

Label: Universal Music Group
Released: 2005
Views: 987

Track Listing

Levitation #1 Proxima Parada #2 Wciąż się śnisz (Still in My Dreams) #3 Vicious Desire #4 Niedopowiedziane (Unspoken) #5 In Between #6 NAP #7 Twist or Blues? #8 Only a Night Away #9 NAP (Reprise) #10


Additional Personnel / Information

Marek Napiórkowski: guitar Anna Maria Jopek: vocal (9) Leszek Możdżer: grand piano (5, 6, 10) Henryk Miśkiewicz: sax, bass clarinet (4) Dorota Miśkiewicz: voice (2, 4) Robert Kubiszyn: bass, double bass Robert Luty: drums, percussion Krzysztof Herdzin: grand piano (9) Piotr Wyleżoł: Rhodes piano Tomasz Kałwak: keyboards, "sound creator", solo (3) Kuba Badach: shout (8)

Album Description

The first solo album by Marek Napiórkowski, Nap, features the biggest names of Polish jazz scene, such as Anna Maria Jopek, Leszek Możdżer, Henryk Miśkiewicz, Dorota Miśkiewicz, Robert Luty and Krzysztof Herdzin. They helped making this album as exquisite as it is. While having a huge potential for commercial success, it remains original and is based firmly on jazz grounds. There are moments that bring back 70's electric jazz – Weather Report or Return To Forever mood lingers on, and you can clearly hear its open-mindedness. But there is also personal, characteristic style of Napiórkowski. It is important as it proves his worth as a musician and a composer. Wary listener will also notice the perfect balance allowing for strong, funky riffs, as well as wonderful ballads with space for acoustic instruments, grand piano parts by Leszek Możdżer and Krzysztof Herdzin, and the amazing voices of Anna Maria Jopek and Dorota Miśkiewicz. The album was co-produced by Marek and the bass player you can hear on the whole record, Robert Kubiszyn. Nap will surprise the cynics and will be the treat for the fans. It is an essence of guitar jazz. (Universal Music Polska)



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