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Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014

Chlopcy Kontra Basia: Oj Tak! (Riverboat Records)

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Basia Derlak is an outstanding vocalist for emotional range. Sassy, insistent, reflective and breathless, she fronts a Polish trio whose percussive funky jazz is rooted in folk-based melodies and embraces Eastern klezmer modes. The lyrics are in Polish, but the snaky rhythms and the tone of Derlak’s voice cuts across language barriers.