GAD stands for Great Audiovisual Discoveries. We rediscover the long-forgotten yet entrancing sounds of yore. We search through the dusty archives to bring you high-quality jazz, psychedelia, and rock. One of our most recent findings is a unique set of recordings by Jerzy Milian, the legendary Polish jazz vibraphonist. During the 1970s this godfather of the groove recorded a huge number of great upbeat instrumentals, all of them worth being rediscovered. We believe you could help us fund this release. Be prepared for some superb music, autographs, and more!
Jerzy MilianA living legend of the Polish jazz and the country's leading vibraphonist, Jerzy Milian has recorded and performed alongside such stars as Krzysztof Komeda, Jan Ptaszyn Wróblewski, Zbigniew Namysłowski, and Tomasz Stańko. His 1969 debut LP, "Bazaar", remains a much sought-for item. For nearly a quarter of a century Jerzy Milian has been in charge of the Polish Radio and Television Orchestra of Popular Music whose recordings have been regularly featured by the BBC. Today, Milian's original LPs command high prices, while the man himself is generally considered the icon of the Polish jazz. He is by all means the godfather of the groove.
What we need your money for
We need $2500, but...
What's to be gained?
An hour of captivating jazzy big-band sounds. The pleasure of participating in a unique project. And more.
Downloadable high-quality mp3 single. The virtual side one will feature a promotional track from the "When, Where, Why" album, while the flip side will bring an unreleased surprise track not featured on the CD! Plus you'll get updated on the project as it progresses.
A groovy thank-you postcard. Plus all above.
The „When, Where, Why" CD album featuring 15 enthralling tracks. Your name will appear in booklet acknowledgments. Plus all above.
A limited hand-numbered set of "Polish Jazz" postcards featuring Jerzy Milian. Plus all above.
You get FOUR CDs! A great opportunity to enhance your collection and get acquainted with some great Polish music. Apart from the „When, Where, Why" CD you'll get:
- „Sweet Beat” by Jan Ptaszyn Wróblewski – top Polish easy listetning album from 1972 with bonus tracks
- „Senne wędrówki” by the group Klan – psychedelic library music with jazzy inclinations
- „Smoked Pianos” by Jan Jarczyk and John Stetch – frenetic jazz for two pianos
Plus all above.
A rare limited edition of the album „Nora” by Zbigniew Seifert Quartet (only 111 copies have been manufactured). First-rate jazz performance enthusiastically reviewed by the American and Japanese press. The special edition features a set of postcards and is housed in a sealed vintage paper packaging (you need to tear the seal to get inside). The three available copies are hand-numbered (#005, #006, #007). Plus all above.
A signed high-quality vintage photograph of Jerzy Milian by Marek Karewicz, Poland's leading music photographer. A true rarity – only 5 such photographs are available. Plus the complete $100 set.
A unique mixtape! The cassette will feature the complete „When, Where, Why" album plus one unreleased extra track. Each of the three tapes will be unique, with its own packaging and individual bonus track. You'll also receive Jerzy Milian's autograph and the complete $100 set.
You'll get all the above-mentioned goodies (including "Nora" #004) and become the project's EXECUTIVE PRODUCER. Additional stuff will include original cover design drafts and a pre-mix of the album on a CD-R disc. Plus you'll get a chance to include your own acknowledgments in the booklet.
All postage is included.
Somebody just has to do the dirty work of dusting the archives. Our releases have been praised all over the globe by critics and fans alike. Our 2010 debut project, the album "Nora" by Zbigniew Seifert Quartet, proved a huge success and surpassed all our expectations, being enthusiastically reviewed in Europe ("Newsweek", "Playboy"), Japan, and the US. We cherish each of our releases and would love you to share some of our excitement about this project, too.
Even if you're unable to support us financially, there's still something you CAN do! Let others know about the project! Put the information on your website. Share it on Facebook. Tweet it. Mention it to your friends. Help us make it loud and heard!