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Maciej Lewenstein: Quantum Mechanics of Polish Jazz

Read "Maciej Lewenstein: Quantum Mechanics of Polish Jazz" reviewed by Cezary L. Lerski

Maciej Lewenstein was born in 1955 in Warsaw. He is a theoretical physicist and currently an ICREA professor at Institut de Ciències Fotòniques (ICFO) in Castelldefels near jny: Barcelona, Spain. He has written more than 500 scientific papers and is the recipient of many international and national prizes. Next to theoretical physics his other passion is music and jazz in particular. First edition of his new English-language book Polish Jazz Recordings and Beyond, was published in 2014 ...

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Krzysztof Komeda: Poet of the Piano

Read "Krzysztof Komeda: Poet of the Piano" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

To this day, the influence of Polish composer and pianist Krzysztof Komeda (1931-1969) can be felt in the works of contemporary artists like Marcin Wasilewski and, of course, in the music of his former trumpeter, Tomasz Stanko. It isn't too much to say that Komeda transformed the landscape of European jazz by the way he re-conceptualised the idea of jazz-composition and worked inventively with the relation between music and image, but he did it in his own quiet way and ...


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