Michael Jefry Stevens

Folk Five

Musicians on the recording

  • Joe Fonda - bass,
  • Michael Jefry Stevens - piano,
  • Harvey Sorgen - Drums
  • Herb Robertson - Trumpet
  • Irek Wojtczak - Saxophone and Bass Clarinet

Recording track list

  • Ale Zagrajze Mi Kowola (Play the Kowal)
  • Cztery Mile Za Warszawa (It Was Four Miles Out of Warsaw)
  • Leczycki (Oberek Dance From Leczycki)
  • Pod Gazem (Typsy)
  • Kiej Jo Ide W Pole (When I Go to the Field)
  • Weselny (For the Wedding)
  • Oj Stary Jo se Stary (Oh, Am I Old)
  • Ogrywka
  1. hool 12:00

Release Info

ForTune Records 2015

This CD was recorded in the Summer of 2014 in Warsaw, Poland.  The Fonda/Stevens Group featuring Joe Fonda, Herb Robertson, Harvey Sorgen and myself on piano were invited to Poland to perform and record this music with the talented Polish saxophonist /composer Irek Wojtczak.  Irek had arranged a number of Polish folk melodies for jazz quintet.  This recording is very special for us.  Each track features a blend of both modern jazz (free improv) style performance while at the same time paying tribute to these ancient and historical Polish folk melodies.

 
“Folk Five” - ForTune Records 2015

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