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SBB started as a blues band but, fascinated with Mahavishnu Orchestra, soon began to search for new means of expression. Gradually, their music became more and more lyrical, and the band started to join wild, Hendrix-line energy with gentle, calm moments. The band soon worked out their own model of prog-rock, in which they skillfully mixed elements of classical music with jazz-rock instrumental frenzy. The albums that followed showed the band's evolution, bringing grand and marvelous music.




Download SBB 2007 The Rock



In March 2006 SBB headlined Baja Prog Festival, one of the most important progressive festivals in the world. Year 2007 brought the release of SBB's latest album - The Rock. The follow up to the New Century album from 2005 was recorded in early autumn in a refreshed line-up: Józef Skrzek, Apostolis Anthimos, Gabor Nemethis. Gabor is a very skilled drummer, known from his work with Hungarian bands Scorpió and P. Mobil.


The band was among the forerunners of progressive rock and jazz-rock and attracted many influential jazz musicians, who often performed with the band. The trumpeter Andrzej Przybielski and the saxophonist & bass clarinetist Tomasz Szukalski developed a long lasting relation with SBB.


Here I focus on their first studio album Nowy Horyzont (New Horizon). It's a magnificent album from start to finish and is predominantly an instrumental album, but there is some spoken Polish in the sublime "Ballada O Pieciu Glodnych" (Ballad of the Five Hungry), which is the fourth track.The opening track (Na Pierwszy Ogien) has some fantastic memorable riffs and a very exciting blend of guitar and organ; all the way kept in rhythm by the quite extraordinary drumming. Fast paced and experimental, it really showcases what is to come from the band throughout their career. Interluded with beautiful piano, it really beholds the listener.Then "Blysk" immediately continues on the fast track theme and hugely impressive showcase of progressive rock. Comparisons can be made with ELP's early work here.Third up, the title track where the band provide continuity of experimental music and they can once again demonstrate fully their playing abilities. An incredible understanding between the sounds. Another special mention to the drumming by Jerzy Piotrowski who keeps everything perfect. A beautiful piano finale as well.The fifth and final track is a long one running to 20 minutes. Very experimental and what is to become very typical of this band in the 1970s. Wolnosc Z Nami. Beautifully crafted and meandering between differing moods. What a tremendous album. But it isn't over if you happen to have purchased the remaster CD, because there are four excellent bonus tracks. These are equally impressive and, as with all the SBB back catalogue remasters, they are important contributions from what must be a huge amount of recorded music available. Unlike most bands who remaster their projects, SBB bring full length and new music to the listener with these bonus tracks. Nothing out of place, no fillers. The listener is spoilt.Easily a 5 star album. But it doesn't stop there with SBB. Live albums and studio albums; the vast majority are 3+ stars minimum. Just a great band and a very important one for Poland and for Progressive Rock. Nowy Horyzont is a good studio album to start with and I hope you won't be disappointed. social review comments Review PermalinkPosted Wednesday, June 7, 2017 Review this album Report (Review #1731086)


1. "Moja Ziemio Wysniona" (8:29) is filled with extraordinary themes and riffs, all strung together like a . The subtle things on this song that catch my ear: rhythm guitar in the seventh and eighth minutes, the subtleties of the drums before that, the synth sound in the third minute, the Allman Brothers-like dueling guitars at the end. Cool song, if a bit dated. (9/10)2. "Trojkat Radosci" (7:40) begins with 80 seconds of solo electric guitar--treated guitar a la PAT METHENY on New Chatauqua. The second section uses this treated guitar as support for a wonderful display of Spanish-influenced classical guitar playing--culminating in a gorgeous harmonized melody line 'chorus' at the three minute mark. A return to the before, at 4:29, a synth wash enters to set the stage for some electric guitar soloing. The TANGERINE DREAM-like synth work behind the bluesy ROY BUCHANAN-like guitar fire is awesome. Cool song. (or is it a suite with three parts?) (9/10)3. "Strategia Pulsu" (3:23) has a sound and almost disco-influenced that is shows its age but could have come off a JAN AKKERMAN, LENNY WHITE or AL DiMEOLA album from the same period. Clavinet and harmonica are interesting touches. (8/10)Side 2, song 1(4) "Memento z banalnym triptykiem" (20:28) begins with a mild pace with a bluesy FOCUS-like feel to it. At 2:10 all music drops away and a vocalist begins singing (in a foreign language I presume to be Polish). At first he is only accompanied by acoustic guitars and background synths. A strong vocal performance in the vein of the best of the Italians. The shift at the four minute mark is breathtaking in its emotional impact. Very delicate cymbol play is used to keep time while slide guitar, acoustic guitar and one single repeated keyboard chord sucks you in and keeps you locked there while the nylon-stringed guitar goes EARL KLUGH sh*t-crazy! Absolutely amazing! Very gradually the pace starts to pick up, prepping us for the end of this section, followed by a jovial almost bluegrass folk-section, with some more awesome guitar work--several, in different channels and levels. Hand clapping, choral "Na-nah, na-nahs," beer-hall piano and harmonica proceed to add to this very friendly, engaging section.At the 10 minute mark we are ushered out of the party barn and enticed into yet another theme house. It's like being at a Renaissance Faire: Each booth, stage or vendor offering his or her own slice of their world. By 11:45 a synthesizer is taking center stage before giving way to an organ's introduction to a moderately paced rock section with a little electric guitar solo. At 14:10 the music again drops away to make way for the vocalist to again tell his story. The use of vocal harmonies beginning at 15:10 is effective if a bit foreign for the unusual (to my ears) diatonic chordal structure of the harmonies. At 16:13 a delicate part starts to support the vocalist(s) sounding a lot like HARMONIUM's "Depuis l'automne" before an electric guitar blasts into center stage carrying the band with it into a classic blues-rock solo scene. Great, emotional playing--that reminds me of someone/some song of classic stature--and then POOF! it's gone and the same finale of the classical music piece that opened the album (a Strauss waltz?) finishes the album. Awesome. Prog doesn't get much better than this, folks. (10/10) I've got to give this one a full five stars, folks, cuz, as I said, Prog just doesn't get much better than this. this band worked hard to put these delicate, complex demanding songs together--and their efforts paid off in that they have definitely put together one for the ages--something quite memorable and certainly not banal! social review comments Review PermalinkPosted Thursday, July 25, 2013 Review this album Report (Review #1005333)


Keyboardist, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Josef Skrzek is perhaps the main figure of the Polish progressive rock scene of the seventies. After playing with Niemen he re-established SBB (strongly recommended eclectic prog with space, fusion and symphonic influences) and made a string of very strong albums. With SBB again disbanded in 1980, Josef Skrzek made an attempt to make a symphonic masterpiece once more with this OCD album. This album can be perceived as Skrzek's 'Tubular Bells', as he plays most of the instruments. On this solo effort the music can be described as keyboard-oriented symphonic progressive rock with both bombastic and melodic tendencies. There are baths of synths, heavy church organ passages, intimate vocal passages and sections with electric guitar, percussion and harmonica. The rhythmical section isn't as important as on most SBB albums. The recording is very bombastic, as if the side filling pieces were played in a church. The first piece is my favourite of the two. After a bombastic symphonic opening section we are launched into a poppy, but intimate section with great vocals of Skrzek. The vocals are in Polish, but I'm used to that. After this begins a string of melodic symphonic passages with lots of interesting and innovative features. We get to hear harmonica, vocals in original keys and some parts with percussion. On side two Skrzek moves toward mild symphonic prog, evoking Alan Parson's Project at times. This could be perceived as regression, but the instrumental sections are still very strong and the sympho bathing is soothing. Conclusion. A good attempt to create a very symphonic, yet original album that will be attractive for fans of keyboard-driven progressive rock and SBB fans that 'haven't had enough'. Furthermore, fans of light symphonic prog might be interested. The strong three and halve stars rating seems to be the logical choice here. social review comments Review PermalinkPosted Tuesday, December 6, 2011 Review this album Report (Review #583488)


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