Recent Articles

CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Zbigniew Seifert Quartet: Nora

Read "Nora" reviewed by

With a trajectory only starting to expand beyond his native Poland, before succumbing to complications from cancer in 1979 at age 32, it's little surprise that Zbigniew Seifert has flown largely beneath the radar of even the most knowledgeable jazzer. Still, it appears as though overdue attention is finally returning to this remarkable violinist, whose Man of the Light (Promising Music, 1977) remains an overlooked gem of incendiary post-Coltrane modality, and impressionistic, European classicism. A documentary film is underway, and the international attention commencing with Seifert's Oregon collaboration, Violin (Vanguard, 1977), and his own exceptional Passion (Capitol, 1979) (featuring John ...

CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Zbigniew Seifert: Man of the Light

Read "Man of the Light" reviewed by

If ever a title was in need of the wider exposure it eluded when first released, it's Polish violinist Zbigniew Seifert's unparalleled Man of the Light--finally seeing the light of day thanks to Promising Music's ongoing series of remastered re-releases from the German MPS label of the 1960s and '70s. Seifert's death from complications from cancer in 1979, at the age of 32, cut tragically short a career that had only begun its upward trajectory in North America with his outstanding collaboration on Oregon's Violin (Vanguard, 1977) and his own Passion (Capitol, 1979), featuring guitarist John Scofield, pianist Richie Beirach, ...



Weekly Giveaways

Peter Lerner

Peter Lerner

About | Enter

Jamie Saft

Jamie Saft

About | Enter

Sun Trio

Sun Trio

About | Enter

Paul Bley

Paul Bley

About | Enter

Sponsor: Nonesuch Records

Community Members

Join our growing community of
writers, musicians, visual artists and advocates.

Join Us Today!