Bass Folk

Chłopcy Kontra Basia – Oj Tak!

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.

Chłopcy Kontra Basia

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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Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.

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