Pugs and Crows are a group of instrumentalists from Vancouver, who have played together for over a decade now. They creatively graft elements of classical forms, indie rock and creative music onto the so-called West Coast music. The material from their double album Everyone Knows Everyone is a combination of avant garde improvisation, full of beautiful and sometimes capricious rhythmic figures, and the simplicity of rock’n’roll.
‘Scandinavian sound’ evokes images of vast unpopulated spaces or chilly mountain ranges split with gorges and fiords which here and there splash out into the hypnotising landscape. In jazz, Scandinavians are famous for their uncompromising avant garde activities, but also for atmospheric, quasi-pop tonalities. The Scandinavian day during Wrocław’s Jazztopad will attempt to showcase how Polish life and artistic work have changed, affected by this new ambience.