Into the Life is the second album from Piotr Budniak Essential Group and sums up the group’s, and its leader’s, musical experiences of the last two years. Budniak’s seven compositions combine into a story that like has been, is, or will be the story of each one of us: a story of the road we must travel, to really start living the life we are meant to live and to discover what we are here for.
The band was formed by the drummer from Zielona Góra over two years ago and comprises young stars of the Polish jazz scene, all with individual awards and albums, international performances and collaborations to their names. The band kicked off with Simple Stories about Hope and Worries, voted one of the best albums of 2015 by the readers of Jazz Forum and JazzPress.
Piotr Budniak Essential Group is one of few young, large Polish bands composed of charismatic and prominent individuals, hailing from a number of Polish and international centres of jazz education: Basel, Berlin, Katowice, Kraków, Poznań, and Warsaw.
- Szymon Mika – guitar
- Wojciech Lichtański – double bass
- Jakub Skowroński – bass clarinet, tenor sax
- Kajetan Borowski – piano
- Alan Wykpisz – double bass
- Piotr Budniak – drums