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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Marcin Wasilewski Trio: Live

Read "Live" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

It is timely, albeit in a melancholy way, that one-time Tomasz Stańko protégé Marcin Wasilewski and his trio would offer a retrospective live performance that closely coincides with the passing of the legendary Polish trumpeter. The pianist, still just in his early forties, first recorded with Stańko's octet while he was a teenager and quickly went ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Charles Lloyd: The Winds Of Grace

Read "Charles Lloyd: The Winds Of Grace" reviewed by Ian Patterson

At seventy nine years young Charles Lloyd is showing no signs of slowing down. The summer months see the Memphis saxophonist/flautist on the North American and European festival circuits with his quartet of Gerald Clayton, Reuben Rogers and Eric Harland, followed by dates with The Marvels, Lloyd's most recent group, featuring Bill Frisell, Greg Leisz, Rogers ...

Manu Katche: Touchstone for Manu

Read "Manu Katche: Touchstone for Manu" reviewed by John Kelman

With only four records released as a leader on ECM, it may seem a little early to release a “best of" disc for drummer Manu Katché. But having since moved on to fellow German label ACT for Live in Concert, while Touchstone for Manu is only being released in North America in the summer of 2015, ...

Manu Katché: Touchstone for Manu

Read "Touchstone for Manu" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Drummer Manu Katché found the spotlight supplying the groove to recordings by rock artists Peter Gabriel and Sting, then to jazz artists Jan Garbarek and Herbie Hancock. His four ECM recordings as leader showed him to be an accomplished composer and bandleader as well. Now that he has apparently left the label, Touchstone for Manu is ...

Marcin Wasilewski Trio with Joakim Milder: Spark of Life

Read "Spark of Life" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Il rodato trio di Marcin Wasilewski si allarga a quartetto ospitando il sassofonista svedese Joakim Milder, che si mostra adattissimo alla poetica della formazione polacca e ne esalta gli aspetti lirici e riflessivi. Non a caso, perché Milder nel 1997 era stato parte dello splendido lavoro che Tomasz Stanko--mentore di Wasilewski, Slawomir Kurkiewicz e Michal Miskiewicz--aveva ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Marcin Wasilewski Trio w/ Joakim Milder: Spark of Life

Read "Marcin Wasilewski Trio w/ Joakim Milder: Spark of Life" reviewed by John Kelman

What do you do when you've released three albums as a trio (more, if you include albums released in Poland, prior to coming to the label) for a producer who traditionally seems to like shaking things up after that magic number? For Polish pianist Marcin Wasilewski and his longstanding trio--first coming together in their teens, they've ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Marcin Wasilewski Trio with Joakim Milder: Spark of Life

Read "Spark of Life" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

At about the same time Louis Armstrong was “inventing" modern improvised jazz--Poland was already immersed in a jazz tradition that included American influences and an ethnic take on swing. Despite bouts with repressive regimes that sent jazz underground, Poland continued to be a progressive haven for the form. Through the 1950s and 1960s pianist/composer Krzysztof Komeda ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

43 Voll-Damm Festival de Jazz de Barcelona: Marcin Wasilewski Trio, Alfredo Rodríguez solo piano y Tigran Hamasyan Trio

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Marcin Wasilewski Trio
43 Voll-Damm Festival Internacional de Jazz de Barcelona
Luz de Gas
15 de noviembre de 2011

Uno de los tesoros en la completa programación de la 43 edición del Voll-Damm Festival Internacional de Jazz de Barcelona ha sido sin duda el ciclo Pianos, que protagonizaban seis artistas de primer nivel con sus ...