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Lukasz Gorewicz: The String of Horizons

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Active in both classical and contemporary music, Polish violinist/composer Łukasz Górewicz is perhaps best known abroad for Ecstasy Project, the unique experimental chamber/avant-garde jazz ensemble formed in 1999; its albums such as Realium (Polish Jazz, 2005) and Reminiscence Europae (Fonografica, 2008) underlined Górewicz' credentials as one of the most arresting violinists of his generation, regardless of ...

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Zbigniew Seifert International Jazz Violin Competition

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1st Zbigniew Seifert International Jazz Violin Competition
Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music
Luslawice/Krakow
Poland
July 16-19, 2014

He was one of the great jazz virtuosos, right up there some would say with Django Reinhardt, Art Tatum and Charlie Parker. Most frequently, however, he was compared to John ...

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Ecstasy Project: Reminiscence Europae

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The jacket photography of Reminiscence Europae shows what looks like a bridge by architect Santiago Calatrava, which is appropriate. His global works divide opinion and are impossible to ignore. His architecture is largely devoid of local cultural reference; he is the architect without borders. In a way, these photos are a suitable metaphor for the music ...

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Ecstasy Project: Europae

Read "Europae" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Ecstasy Project was formed in 1998 by Rafal Gorzycki, its drummer. Gorzycki absorbs a range of influences which he transforms into illuming nuggets with his compositions. His interest is currently churned by contemperary European and chamber music. He brings the two together, washes them in jazz and comes up with music that will linger for a ...

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Ecstasy Project Trio: Realium

Read "Realium" reviewed by Michael McCaw

If the Ecstasy Project Trio recorded for a label along the lines of Thirsty Ear rather than Polish Jazz, the group would surely garner some worthwhile press attention in the US. Nonetheless, with releases like Realium this may be a mute point before too long.

Featuring instrumentation that varies from moment to moment but centering ...