(© Hanna Linkowska)
Louis Laurain : trumpet
Pierre Borel : alto saxophone
Olga Kozieł : voice and percussion
Sébastien Beliah : double bass
Lumpeks is a polish slang word for second hand shop for clothes. The music of this band takes its source as well from melodies which belongs to unknown owners. From this anonymous legacy, Lumpeks is inventing a musical encounter between traditional music from Poland and jazz idioms: hypnotic rythms from mazurkas meet the powerful expressivity of the free jazz and the sinous melodies of the obereks find a new enlightment with this orchestration.
"The music of Lumpeks is caracterized by a free, brave, thoughtful and intuitive interpretation of traditional Polish music." (Piotr Kędziorek - Polskie Radio)
"Lumpeks is somehow prolonging the tradition, improvising out of the music's spinning sounds, making people dance in old and new ways" (Gabriel Bristow - The Wire)
Lumpeks won the Grand Prix "Nowa Tradycja" 2019 of the Polsih national Radio.