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Janek Gwizdala Releases “Motion Picture”

Janek Gwizdala: Motion PictureJanek Gwizdala has released his sixth album as a leader, entitled Motion Picture. The instrumental album features a core trio of Gwizdala, guitarist Nir Felder, and drummer Gary Husband with guest keyboardist Jeff Babko appearing on four songs.

Each of the members contribute incredible performances to create an engrossing sonic atmosphere that swings from introspective meditations to all out jams. Gwizdala lays down fat bass lines and tasty solos, but he composed every song on Motion Picture to draw elements out of his fellow musicians. In his “Five things you should know about producing original music” blog post, the bassist explains his tactics.

“For me, and for most people, but surprisingly not everyone, the number one element of the entire process is the material, and more importantly the concept of that material,” he wrote. “I thought long and hard about the musicians I wanted involved in the project and wrote melodies, rhythmic ideas, and arrangements that I thought would suit the combination of players that make up the trio on this record.”

Motion Picture is available now on Bandcamp, Amazon, and iTunes.

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Motion Picture Track List:

  1. Jimmy V
  2. Beachwood Canyon
  3. Motion Picture
  4. In Search of the End
  5. Bicycles
  6. Jamestown
  7. Minor Blues
  8. Boström Bagatelle
  9. Inside In
  10. Taken