Kinga Glyk is a rising star of Jazz Blues music. On this live performance, recorded on the 2021 Jazzfest in Bonn, we’ll hear songs from her album, “Emotions.”
Issues really feel like they’ve gone again to regular after two lengthy years of the pandemic, however again in 2021, musicians like Glyk had been fairly excited to get again on stage and play in entrance of a dwell viewers.
“I’d say that I’m tremendous excited truly to play the music as a result of there was a very long time that I did not play on stage and was working towards solely within the room. So I am actually joyful to spend this night with individuals and create music with them, not solely with myself”, she stated to DW’s Anastassia Boutsko simply earlier than her live performance.
Like Glyk, the viewers in Bonn was additionally very excited to observe a dwell occasion. She was welcomed with thunderous applause. “Ich freue mich, hier zu sein”, she introduced, which in German means: “I am joyful to be right here.” And she or he meant it.
Glyk has been engaged on her perspective in direction of life, focusing extra on having fun with her dwell performances: “Normally I am fairly pressured earlier than getting into the stage and I keep in mind, I used to be taking part in the final live performance — earlier than COVID I used to be taking part in in France — and I used to be considering, “I should not be pressured as a result of perhaps that is the final live performance in my life. Possibly I’ll die tomorrow.”
Completely happy to play jazz
The Polish bassist, who will flip 26 on January 27, is already a star within the Jazz Blues scene.
Glyk’s musical household helped her set off on the trail to music. Her father, Irek, is a outstanding vibraphonist and her brother Patrick, a drummer. Collectively they’ve a band referred to as the Glyk P.I.Ok trio.
“My dad is a musician and so, there’s a connection between me and my music, and my household. We began as a band and my brother is a sound engineer tonight with me, my dad was taking part in the drums with me”, she stated.
Glyk picked up the bass guitar when she was 11. “I selected this instrument as a result of I really like low sounds. After I was a bit of lady, I stood in entrance of the radio and pretended I used to be a bass participant. So this was my dream from the start.”
Amongst her idols are US bassists Stanley Clarke and Jaco Pastorius. Clarke was a founding member of one of many first jazz fusion bands, Return to Perpetually, and somebody who’s credited with making the bass a outstanding solo instrument in a jazz ensemble.
Jaco Pastorius is taken into account the most effective electrical bassists of all time, however suffered from drug dependancy and died a tragic demise in 1987, following accidents from a beating outdoors a membership in South Florida.
What’s on this jazz live performance
Now, let’s take a fast inventory of what you will be listening to on this version of DW Jazz Live shows. We’ll begin with “2 Cookies that includes Anomalie,” adopted by “Let’s Play some Funky Grooves”.
Then, “What’s Life” is adopted by “Low Blow”. The piece was initially written by American bassist Victor Bailey, who additionally performed for the jazz fusion band Climate Report within the Seventies and ’80s.
There’s additionally “Lennie’s Pennies”, a rating composed by the American jazz pianist Lennie Tristano and first recorded in 1952. The unique rating locations a whole lot of emphasis on the saxophone and trumpet with some piano accompaniment. Glyk performs her model of the music on the e-bass.
The subsequent monitor within the live performance known as, “Ballad”. Because the title suggests, it is a smooth and relaxed piece of music. So sit again and luxuriate in. The ultimate monitor within the live performance known as “Pleasure, Pleasure”.
That is all for this version of DW Jazz Live shows. An enormous thanks to sound engineer Thomas Schmidt and our music journalist Anastassia Boutsko for her reporting and editorial recommendation. All rights to this live performance recording are owned by DW and Jazzfest Bonn.
When you’ve got any questions, ideas or feedback, please write to us at [email protected]. That is your host, Manasi Gopalakrishnan, signing off. Do be part of us for an additional version of DW Jazz Live shows in a fortnight.