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Janczarski & Siddik 4tet - Contemplation

Label: For Tune
Released: 2021
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1.Contemplation (McCoy Tyner) 2.Sweet Love Of Mine (W.Shaw) 3.Self-Portrait in Three Colors (Ch.Mingus) 4.Witchi Tai To (J.Peppper) 5.Complete Communion (D.Cherry) 6.Dedication (R.Siddik) 7.Caribbean Fire Dance (J.Henderson) https://store.for-tune.pl/magenta/0147-janczarski-siddik-4tet-contemplation


Album Description

TRIBUTE TO MCCOY TYNER "Janczarski & Siddik 4tet – Contemplation is a continuation of the album series for the publishing house For Tune®, a record of the concert from the series "Directed by…", from 12/14 Jazz Club in Warsaw – one of the last before the pandemic (January 2020). The choice of songs was made by that evening’s special guest, Rasul Siddik – American trumpeter from St. Louis and member of the AACM, an outstanding artist who has collaborated with jazz legends such as Lester Bowie, Bobby Few, Archie Shepp, Henry Threadgill and David Murray. The line-up "mustered" for this one concert had the luck and honour of hosting the legend of Polish jazz drumming, my friend and mentor Kazimierz Jonkisz, in whose bands I have played since 2001. The title track Contemplation was written by McCoy Tyner (album: The Real McCoy). The author himself said that he was inspired by contemplation of "the meaning of life", the essence and purpose of human existence, our vocation, what justifies the hardship of life and makes it worth living - a topic that has been present since the beginning of human history. The album is dedicated to McCoy Tyner, who died on March 6, 2020 – in my opinion, the greatest jazz pianist of all time.” (Borys Janczarski) Mingus, McCoy, Woody Shaw, Don Cherry, Henderson – a whole galaxy of not only stars of jazz, but of Masters of composition as well. How it’s played! Youth (Janczarski and Jaros) and experience (Siddik and the extraordinary Jonkisz) give the effect of a double-bound synergy. Here we’ll find both unbridled freeform and solid mainstream. A superstar here is also the late Jim Pepper, a native American (descendent of the Kaw tribe through his father, and the Cherokee through his mother) who didn’t just renounce the culture of his birth, but tried to propagate it. His peyote-inspired piece Witchi Tai To is sung on this disc by his colleague from shared bands, Rasul Siddik. Incredible! (ed.) https://store.for-tune.pl/magenta/0147-janczarski-siddik-4tet-contemplation

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