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Maciej Fortuna / Krzysztof Dys: Tropy

Read "Tropy" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


It remains largely unrecognized that the Polish jazz culture predates Louis Armstrong's “invention" of modern improvised jazz. As early as 1923, Polish jazz musicians were touring Eastern Europe in the company of Chicago and New Orleans Dixieland players. The American perspective of Polish jazz is principally defined by trumpeter Tomasz Stanko, violinist Michal Urbaniak and pianist Krzysztof Komeda. Along with later arrivals to the scene, such as pianists Marcin Wasilewski and Adam Makowicz and saxophonist Zbigniew Namyslowski this group of ...

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Maciej Fortuna / Krzysztof Dys: Tropy

Read "Tropy" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni


Polish, Poznań-based trumpeter Maciej Fortuna is a musician with many tastes. He himself divided the music that he composes, produces and releases on his own label to ethno-jazz, electric jazz, acoustic jazz, live electronics and improvised music. His new duo project with pianist Krzysztof Dys, member of reed player Wacław Zimpel's quartet is supposed to fall into the category of improvised music but these superficial definitions do not cover the whole picture. The intimate, chamber format ...


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