Zgniłość is a band founded by Marcin Świetlicki, a Krakow-based poet, and Michał Wandzilak, a pianist (Świetliki). They invited young jazzmen from the Tri-City area to cooperate: saxophonist Michał Ciesielski and trumpeter Dawid Lipka (Tymon Tymański’s brass section), bassist Maciej Sadowski and drummer Tomasz Koper. Rottenness was hatched from the band Jazztliki playing jazz covers of Świetliki’s greatest hits. The current musical trajectory of Rot could be described as post-post-ironic-post-cold-wave-postyass. The line-up boldly refers to the best Pomeranian and Cracow musical traditions.