|Greg Szlapczynski is a polish harmonica player who used to study with Milteau
and who is more than adequate to carry on the torch of French harmonica. He was Milteau's
student for many years and now runs the harmonica school that Jean-Jacques launched.
Parallel to this tuition activity, Greg has put together a band, under the name of Zlap Zynski, with a broad musical spectrum and exceptional musicians. Unfortunately, only a small elite has had the chance to see Zlap live or hear their CD. I managed to obtain said CD through one of Greg's students and (without wanting to spoil the review below), it's undoubtedly one of the best harmpnica albums I've heard this year.
Unfortunately for Greg (and for you if these few paragraphs get your appetite going), his album 'Ternaire madness' is not distributed by the main record retail companies in France, so I cannot as of now tell you how to acquire it. You should be able to find more info about that on his website GregTime that has just opened. A word of advice : get your dictionary out, it's only in French !
Greg's harmonica style is versatile and very jazzy, technically impressive but doesn't sacrifice it's soul to this technique. Greg's use of overblows is so clean that they are impossible to distinguish from 'normal' notes. In other words, his Golden Melodies play chromatic in a very impressive way.
Zlap Zynski - Ternaire Madness