Karolina Pernal Quintet
On this new album by the Karolina Pernal Quintet, saxophonist/composer Pernal displays her mastery of the instrument. This talented ensemble of musicians, also featuring Kuba PÅ‚uÅ¼ek (piano), Jakub Olejnik (double bass), Wojciech BuliÅ„ski (drums) and Italian saxophonist and clarinetist Achille Succi (sax and clarinet), set out to create a textural, classy, and understated blend of musical influences with indelible songs that explore contemporary jazz.
The saxophone arrangements on this record are absolutely spectacular. Each phrase and every line has a really tangible, multi-dimensional feel, almost with the expressive power of a human voice. Pernal and her group know how to work with the songs and allow the individual strengths of each musician to work in favor of the ensemble, making for a unique creative approach.
Whether you are a long-time fan of jazz or you’re a casual listener, you are definitely going to enjoy the natural vibes of this inspiring effort.