In 1998, four young and open-minded musicians from Gdańsk formed a group, which would explore new areas of improvisation. They named it Pink Freud.
Pink Freud is an improvising trio. Its music is fresh and modern; inspired by jazz, rock, folk, jungle, drum'n'bass etc.
Pink Freud demands the audience's sensitivity and concentration. Musicians play subtle tunes fully aware of their music.
In 1998, Gdansk was a center of yass music; a trend impressing Poland with great influence in 90s. Pink Freud, however, turned its back to this tradition and recorded their debut album "Zawijassy". The album got enthusiastic reviews: "it's refreshing our perception of Polish jazz", "Gdansk's tradition of improvisation took step farther into more interesting and surprising tones". PF's concerts were even hotter. After one of them, someone started to call PF's music "trance-jazz-dance". Soon Pink Freud's music became more and more different live than what was recorded on their album. They developed the concept of playing in a trance way and the album "Live in Jazzgot" shows the band's best music of that time. PF played more than 100 gigs with that Trans program in Poland, Germany, and Prague.
In 2003, Zen Posse Records issued "Sorry Music Polska". On this album, Pink Freud presented a very new style and reached for new metaphors to express their stories. Compositions are a base, a key to unlock feelings and emotions allowing musicians to build up their own improvisations, individual phrases and personalities. Using custom-built electronics along with bass, trumpet, vibraphone and drums PF produces unique, multicolored and multidimensional tunes. As a result, an original, genuine style arises, easily
associated with film music, 70th and 80th jazz and acoustic productions of NinjaTune or JazzLand.
"Bass player's - Wojtek Mazolewski's Quartet with the support of Bunio has recorded,by far, the most important jazz album of this year in our country." Aktivist - Jacek Skolimowski
"There you should be a lot of intellegence in someone so that to create music ,play with it and enjoy it at the same time." Gazeta Wyborcza
"Multi-gendered" music of Pink Freud is actually their own effort to get exposed to this what we usually call alternative , different or even strange" Jazz Forum
Pink Freud today are: Wojtek Mazolewski (bass, loop, sampler), Tomek Zietęk (trumpet and prepared trumpet), Kuba Staruszkiewicz (drums).
The band often invites other musicians to perform together: Slawek Jaskulke (piano),
DJ Wojak or DJ Lenar, m.bunio.s, Tymon Tymanski (guitar), Mika Urbaniak (vocal)…
2003 was rich in concerts. PF played at Gdynia Summer Jazz Days, Gdansk Yass Nights, Jazz Jantar, Jazz Bez in Lvov.
In January 2004 the band toured Poland and Germany, in May it represented Poland at European Jazz Fest in Portugal and in June at other festivals in France.
Summer 2004 is a hot time for Wojtek Mazolewski: concerts on the most popular Polish festival Warsaw Summer Jazz Days, where he had his own day. He played with three bands - Pink Freud, Ludzie and Baaba. They are representation of a new jazz style in Poland. His second concert was with the great John Zorn's project - "Cobra".
November 2004 is a month when Pink Freud play once again in France on the cycle "Good Polish Music" in Annecy and Macon.
Nowadays the band is publishing their third album "Jazz Fajny Jest" with remixes by the best young and modern musicians, DJs, and bands - like EMADE, ENVEE, Niewinni Czarodzieje, m.bunio.s, Mika Urbaniak, Old Time Radio, LocoStar and others.
The fifth album by Pink Freud is entitled "Punk Freud". The band has been recognized by Universal Music Polska and this label will be promoting and distributing the album.
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