Song of the Day: Laboratorium, “Pięciobój Nowoczesny (Modern Pentathlon)”

Jazz fusion group Laboratorium was largely made up of adventurous, self-taught musicians and are often referred to as the Polish answer of Weather Report. Their most acclaimed and best-known album is Modern Pentathlon, released in 1976. The record found them leaning heavily towards jazz-rock but also allowed plenty of room for spacey and abstract experimentation. For example, its centerpiece 20-minute title suite is a psychedelic split between fiery improvisation and tightly structured musicianship.

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