JOZEF SKRZEK EAST WIND "Koncert zywiolow / The concert of the elements"
2008 / 2009
Wydawnictwo 21, 21.019
1. Tysiące planet... (Powietrze) / Thousands of planets... (The Air) 12:19
2. Freedom 8:31
3. Toczy się koło historii / The wheels of history are rolling on 12:08
4. Ziemia / The Earth 8:54
5. Ogień / The Fire 10:39
6. Woda / The Water 7:44
7. Pieśń o słońcu niewyczerpanym / / The song about an unexhausted sun 7:48
8. Za darmo nie ma nic / Nothing for free 11:38
Jozef Skrzek: keyboards, synthesizers, voice
Michail Ogorodov: keyboards, synthesizers, voice
Beata Mankowska: voice
Aleksandr Ragazanov: drums
Michal Giercuszkiewicz: drums, percussions
This is the second band's album recorded live in concert - East Wind is just the band of members who meets
themselves from time to time during the live shows just to realize their musical fascinations. Their incredible,
impossible to describe music reflects their unordinary characters.
This time the band were invited to Mlawa town to play open air act for the Days of the Town. But the late night
show were impossible because of mighty rain, storm and thunders, which gave the true concert of the elements. So
the real show must go on the next day in the Culture House.
Since the first seconds of the opening piece "Thousands of Planets..." it was conspicuous that the musicians'
and audience's expecting and understanding bring something magic. The subtle, nice beginning turned into dynamic,
powerful improvisation with spontaneous applause. And so was until the end of the show...
The next, more quiet tune was the new version of "Freedom", with Beata Mankowska's mezzosoprano voice - new
member of the band. And the band came back to the rocking power with the next track "The wheels of history are
rolling on", just screamed by Jozef Skrzek upon the hypnotic, electronic underground.
Next three tunes were totally improvised: first the slowly, majestic, oriental theme "The Earth", sung by the
keyboard player Michail Ogorodov, then nervous "The Fire" with the opening two drum sets solo by Aleksandr Ragazanov
and Michal Giercuszkiewicz and at last beautiful, delicate electronic soundscape called "The Water".
So it was time for the charming Skrzek's composition to the words of the Pope John Paul II "The song about an
unexhausted sun", again with the beautiful Beata Mankowska's voice, and finally the well known Skrzek's song "Nothing
for free", where He demonstrated once more His brilliant keyboard playing and singing.
The album features this live show without any changes and overdubs; the only one thing we made was adjusting
the songs for the CD capacity. Listening to the mighty applause and the dialogues between the tracks You can feel
the unbelievable atmosphere during this concert.
So You are welcome to the Mlawa Culture House and the second album of JOZEF SKRZEK EAST WIND