Pink Freud


Concert of the legendary polish jazz formation at Sziget Festival 2012.

Wednesday 8 August 2012, 8:00 pm

Festival Sziget 2012

Sziget Festival, Óbudai Island

Pink Freud founded in 1998, is one of the most original voices in contemporary jazz and more. The band has contributed to changes in the generation of Polish jazz scene and opened publishing market on the strength of independent music. Formation redefined jazz composition for the benefit of modern and demanding audience. Their music goes far beyond the canons of traditional forms of improvisation and even classical instruments enriched with the latest electronic musical tools borders on different styles from punk and rock, through drum'n bass, jungle and dub to the experimental electronic music. Fully aware of crossing species boundaries in conjunction with collective improvisation creates an incredibly energetic, full of subtle melodies music bath for sensitive and intelligent audience. Critics about the band: "it is radical music (...), jazz of the highest quality" - Piotr Iwicki, "Gazeta Wyborcza"; "with the hope of Polish jazz, Pink Freud changed into it's main force" - Jacek Skolimowski "Przekrój".

Spring 2012 is a hot time for Pink Freud. Premiere of latest album, the band titled "Horse & Power" and a huge tour. The long-awaited album is 11 tracks inspired by the shared experiences of the band touring eg from Japan, Sweden, France, Hungary and Poland. Album was produced in cooperation with Roli Mosimann - who worked as a producer with Faith No More, The Young Gods and The The, and Marcin Cichy producer, co-founder of the legendary duo Skalpel issuing for the prestigious label Ninja Tune. The world premiere at the beginning of May 2012 will be preceded by twenty days tour of Poland and Germany.

Pink Freud founded in 1998 by Wojtek Mazolewski - bass guitar, is created by outstanding instrumentalists and soloists. Tomasz Duda - sax, Adam Milwiw-Baron - trumpet, electronics, Rafał Klimczuk - drums. This quartet has become the hottest musical export commodity of Polish culture. Rave reviews confirmed the arrival of his numerous audience during plenty of concerts at home and abroad, including Japan, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Peru, Morocco, Germany, Austria, France, Portugal, Italy, Hungary, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Romania. The band has scored many prestigious awards, including: Record of the Year 2010 at program 3 of Polish Radio for an album with the title "Monster of Jazz"; triple win in the prestigious survey JazzTop of Jazz Forum magazine as the best electric band in 2010, 2008 and 2007; Jazz Oscar awarded by the Association Melomani; Yach at festiwal Yach Film 2005 in the category "Other Energy" for video to the song "Come As You Are"; Grand Prix at Yach Film Festival 2007 for the music video for the song "Dziwny Ten Kraj" opener of the album "Punk Freud"; prize at a festival in Iceland Northernwave for video for the song "Dziwny Ten Kraj".

Pink Freud is not just music. The band had the opportunity several times to successfully compose the soundtrack to silent films. The project, which reflected the largest echo is "Strong Man" by Henryk Szaro. Enthusiastically received premiere of the film with music by Pink Freud, performed live, took place at The Barbican in London in 2011. In the near future we can expect another movie, this time it will be a document showing the scenes work on the album "Horse & Power". Simultaneously released will be a concert from the tour "Horse & Power" in the audiovisual form of BlueRay. Another big tour in 2012 will be held in late summer in Japan, where the band was invited for the second time.


Wojtek Mazolewski - bass guitar

Tomek Duda - baritone saxophone

Adam Milwiw-Baron - trumpet, electronics

Rafal Klimczuk - drums

Concert photos: Paweł Karnowski /