Butterfly Kari Sál
- 4If I go away00:00
- 5Closed in your words00:00
- 7Green eyes00:00
- 11I am00:00
Info for Butterfly
Born in the mountain forests, raised under the wild sky, molded from brittle leaves. Kari Sál's music is a rencontre of worlds at the meeting point of jazz, indie pop and Lemkos sounds reaching her deep roots. It is the subtlety of a butterfly, impetuousness of the wind and the vastness of the mountains.
The Butterfly album is a personal story of a journey lasting several years, in which bumpy, dark and winding roads coincided with the most beautiful and colorful ones. It is a story about searching for oneself, female strength, maternal perseverance and artistic maturity. It shows the life cycle of a butterfly as a metaphor for human journey. The album is divided into four periods referring to the successive stages of the butterfly's metamorphosis, which in its final form survives only a few days. The combination of the warm voice of Kari Sál, the unique Renaissance violin of Adam Bałdych, the jazz section with the virtuoso playing of Jacob Karlzon, and spatial guitars of Kacper Budziszewski is a lush meadow of sounds that will awaken your inner butterflies.
Apart from musically representing every human life’s transformations, the album also evokes art’s lightness, grace, and freedom, of which the butterfly is a symbol and synonym.
I am a butterfly by day, a moth by night.
„Bethesda is a record of great beauty with a voice of nobility and simplicity surprising in today’s world. Great album, and Kari Sal is a character we should pay attention to today!” (Marcin Kydryński)
Kari Sál, vocals, kalimba
Adam Bałdych, violin
Mateusz Kaszuba, piano
Kacper Budziszewski, guitar
Roman Chraniuk, double bass
Dawid Fortuna, percussion
Singer, songwriter, and composer; graduate of the S. Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk and the G. and K. Bacewicz University of Music in Łódź.
Her enthusiastically received album Betesda was critically acclaimed as one of the most interesting releases of 2017 (Marcin Kydryński of Polish Radio 3, Adam Baruch of Jazzis) and came second in the list of best vocal jazz albums (Adam Dobrzyński of Polish Radio 3).
The thirty-year-old artist has collaborated with many outstanding Polish and foreign jazz artists, as well as receiving a commission for a new work from Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic in Łódź and sharing the stage with such musicians as Verneri Pohjola, Adam Bałdych, Helge Lien Trio, Adam Sztaba, Jacob Karlzon, Paweł Tomaszewski, Adam Klocek, as well as the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (NOSPR). Kari has given performances in Poland and abroad (among others, at Berlin’s RadialSystem V and the Stuttgarter Kammerorchester).
Drawing inspiration from the works of Gretchen Parlato, Bobo Stenson, Joni Mitchell, as well as Matt Corby, Ásgeir, and Edward Shearmur. Therefore, the artist reaches in her work to the world of jazz, indie pop, and elements of classical, Lemko, and world music. The eclectic character of her style is well reflected on her debut album Betesda (pieces composed in an abandoned church in the small Icelandic village of Kirkjubæjarklaustur) as well as on the album Butterfly.
The artist lives and works in Warsaw.