ELMA "Licentia Poetica" available on Bandcamp - enjoy!
8th of April, 2022 - the official release of ELMA "Licentia Poetica" (Hevhetia)
Klaus Kugel - drums, percussions
ELMA "Ad Rem" has been honored as Album of the Week by Jazzarium.pl!
Five-stars review of ELMA "Ad Rem" at SkJazz magazine (HERE).
ELMA "Ad Rem" has been honored as Album of the Month by Polish Jazz!
On the official release day of ELMA "Ad Rem" the first excellent review by Adam Baruch was published. Enjoy reading! REVIEW
"AD REM", a new album by ELMA Quartet is expected to be released by Hevhetia in February 29, 2016.
ELMA - voice
Verneri Pohjola - trumpet
Dominik Wania - piano
Maciej Garbowski - doube bass
ELMA "Hic Et Nunc" on the podium of the POLISH JAZZ 2014 TOP TEN !
POLISH JAZZ 2014 TOP TEN
ELMA "Hic Et Nunc" has been chosen as „Album of the Week” on Jazzarium for the Christmas time 2014.
ELMA "Hic Et Nunc" received a five-star review on Jazzarium.
The review by Urszula Nowak (in Polish) is available HERE .
ELMA "Hic Et Nunc" has been awarded TOP NOTE by the JazzPRESS magazine.
Review by Mateusz Magierowski - JazzPRESS 11/14 pp.18-19, and on-line (in Polish) :
New Album release on 8th September 2014!
ELMA - voice
VERNERI POHJOLA - trumpet
DOMINIK WANIA - piano
MACIEJ GARBOWSKI - double bass
"Hic Et Nunc" presents eleven original compositions by ELMA, Garbowski and Pohjola. The music is colourful, varied from brisk, energetic dialogues to atmospheric, contemplative stories.
"... ELMA's voice becomes an instrument. It carries purity. It is unshaken and movable. It is piercing at moments, and at times it is almost childlike naive, in the best sense of this word. And at the same time it is not entangled into the corset of the text or the ravel of meanings, thus it brings an unusual power of stimulating imagination! …
... When listening to ‘HIC ET NUNC’ we are truly participating in very exceptional experience of ‘here and now’, witnessing something that may never happen again... Four musicians who managed to play only the really important sounds. The quartet with no leader and no drums, however, full of motion and rhythm, where music is born as naturally as breath and it rolls with its own speed, giving no heed to the rushing world…"