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Krzysztof Popek

KRZYSZTOF POPEK is a leading Polish jazz flute player topping the jazz rankings of the Jazz Forum monthly (The European Jazz Magazine) for many years.

He started off as a jazz musician at Jazz Juniors ’82 and Jazz Nad Odra ’85 festivals winning individual awards at both. He plays the soprano and alto flute. Besides, he is a composer, arranger and inspirational leader of his numerous bands of which “Young Power” stands out as the most renowned and popular.

The album “Letters and Leaves” also proved to be a success. It was recorded by KRZYSZTOF POPEK QUINTET and was nominated for the Polish Grammy Award – Fryderyk ’96 and came second in Jazz Forum’s Album of the Year ’96 ranking.

In 2005 he recorded important “House of Jade” with a magnificen tAmerican rhythm section: Victor Lewis, David Friesen and Randy Porter.-” Popek is a precise player with beautiful technique... “Elliot Simon, November 2006, ALLABOUTJAZZ - NEW YORK

In 2006 “You Are In My Heart “ with Joe LaBarbera, David Friesen, Randy Porter and Piotr Wojtasik and in 2007 together with Victor Lewis, Cameron Brown, Stephen Scott and Piotr Wojtasik – “ Estate “

His newest “ Fresh Air Project” recorded together with George Cables, Cameron Brown, Victor Lewis, Nicolas Simion and Piotr Wojtasik.

Now, he played and recorded with Kirk Lightsey, Stephen Scott, Cameron Brown, Victor Lewis, Joe La Barbera, David Friesen, Randy Porter, George Cables, Ed Schuller, Jasper van't Hof, John Betsch, Piotr Wojtasik.

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” Flutist / composer Krzysztof Popek was a major figure in the ”Young Power” movement of the '80s. “House of Jade” partners him with an American rhythm section that includes pianist Randy Porter, bassist David Friesen and drummer Victor Lewis. Popek is a precise player with beautiful technique and he shares the spotlight with trumpeter Piotr Wojtasik. One is immediately struck by the lovely trumpet/flute voicings against the punch of this first-rate rhythm section. Popek's quintet's knack for reinventing pieces from a diverse group of composers - Abdullah Ibrahim, Wayne Shorter, Randy Weston, and Ellington - makes this session gel

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