New music from Wojtek Mazolewski

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On this show the featured release is the latest album by Wojtek Mazolewski

Following the rhapsodic response to his debut Whirlwind release—a deluxe edition of Polka which, internationally, broke through into dance clubs and rock and indie festivals—the double bassist now focuses attention on the music of his compatriot Krzysztof Komeda (1931—1969), a legend of Polish jazz and an illustrious Hollywood film composer. When Angels Fall again features his inventive quintet of Oskar Stenmark (trumpet, electronics), Marek Pospieszalski (tenor saxophone), Joanna Duda (Wurlitzer, grand piano) and Qba Janicki (drums, percussion) as they explore the prolific output of this enigmatic and tragically departed creative talent.

As always, in addition to the featured album there is a selection of recent releases with a leaning towards improvisation and the avant-garde.


  • Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet "When Angels Fall" from When Angels Fall (Whirlwind) 00:00
  • Ben Markley Quartet "Sentience" from Slow Play (OA2 Records) 05:22
  • John Heward Quintet "Improvisation 4" from John Heward Quintet (Mode Records) 11:56
  • Konstrukt "Lotus Variations Part 1" from Live at Cafe Oto, Again (Konstrukt Music) 33:12
  • Daniel Bernardes & Drumming GP "Bolero" from Liturgy of the Birds, In Memoriam Olivier Messiaen (Clean Feed) 42:22
  • Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet "Crazy Girl" from When Angels Fall (Whirlwind) 53:33
  • Georg Graewe, Ernst Reijseger, Gerry Hemingway "Cadrage III" from Concertgebouw Brugge 2014 (Fundacja Słuchaj!) 1:00:00
  • Joshua Cusack Art Ensemble "Wake Up" from Playing Well With Others (Joshua Cusack) 1:12:17
  • Peter Brötzmann, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Han Bennink "Street Jive" from Fifty Years After... (Trost Records) 1:22:56
  • Gary Smulyan, Ralph Moore Quintet "Punjab" from Bird's Eye Encounter (Fresh Sound) 1:30:10
  • Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet "Sleep Safe and Warm" from When Angels Fall (Whirlwind) 1:42:34
  • Evan Parker, Barry Guy, Paul Lytton "Part 1" from Concert in Vilnius (No Business Records) 1:47:29

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