Chłopcy Kontra Basia – Oj Tak! (Riverboat Records, 2014)
Polish folk music meets jazz bass on Oj Tak! (Oh Yes!), a 2014 album released by Cracow-based Chłopcy Kontra Basia. The innovative sound revolves around the traditional-style vocals of Basia Derlak and the jazz-style lead double bass of Marcin Nenko, supported by percussion. The songs are inspired by Polish folk tales and musical forms such as mazurek, oberek and kujawiak as well as other Eastern European folk traditions.
The group was discovered by Riverboat Records during its Battle of the Bands online competition, where artists submitted a track to be considered for a quarterly award.
The lineup on Oj Tak! includes Basia Derlak on vocals and clarinet; Marcin Nenko on bass; Tomasz Waldowski on drums, fujara and pinao. Guest: Mariusz Obijalski on Wurlitzer keyboard.
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