I Can No Poet Be / Love’s Serenity
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The beautiful Bavarian soulstress' latest jazz offering - fantastic!
Second release from the collective that produced our ‘Das Goldenes Zeitalter’ 12”, this one focuses on the amazing vocal talents of Bajka (pronounced ‘Biker’!) – a unique singer who combines the sensual jazz stylings of Billie Holiday with the rhythmic approach of a jazz poet. Probably best known for her work withRadioCity on Ubiquity - their single ‘The Hop’ was in many DJ boxes last year - and their new material is also currently causing excitement on CDR – here we showcase the deeper and more experimental side of her music.
‘I Can No Poet Be’ conjures up images of smoky rooms and late nights – a psychedelic journey into Bajka’s ethereal world, underpinned by a pulsing waltz style rhythm and eastern melodies – truly hypnotic, and more than ably accompanied by Das Goldenes Zeitalter, who take over on the B-Side for an extended workout on ‘Love’s Serenity’ – properly good spiritual jazz that wouldn’t have been out of place on a Strata East or Tribe LP from the ‘70s.
It’s exciting to be able to release music of such high quality and great to know it’s being made today – and although recorded a few years ago, this music can instantly be added to the shelf that is no doubt already heaving under the weight of your Sun Ra, Gary Bartz and Pharoah Sanders lp’s. In today’s musical climate – with the rise of great bands like Build anArk, the Nostalgia 77 Octet and the Soil & Pimp, this is truly outstanding jazz music with a serious groove and a not inconsiderable amount of soul.
''Her voice is simply spine tingling and everything about her music invokes a culture clash of East Meets West'' STRAIGHT NO CHASER MAGAZINE
“Very nice tracks improved by Bajka's intriging voice. ''A Vision” is a mini jewel” Gerardo Frisina
“Bajka has a warm and special voice…I like it a lot.” Alex Barck (Jazzanova)
“Amazing voice…very interesting and very special” Nicola Conte (Schema Records)