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Maciej Lewenstein: Quantum Mechanics of Polish Jazz

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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 ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Polish Jazz Guitar Master Jarek Smietana Passed Away On September 2, 2013

Polish Jazz Guitar Master Jarek Smietana Passed Away On September 2, 2013

Jaroslaw (Jarek) Smietana was born March 29, 1951 in Krakow, Poland. Jazz guitarist, composer and teacher. A graduate of Jazz and Popular Music faculty at The Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice (Panstwowa Wyzsza Szkola Muzyczna w Katowicach). During his successful career, Jarek Smietana has always been very active on the Polish Jazz scene. He ...

NEWS: RECORDING

DKV Trio (Drake, Kessler, Vandermark): Past Present, 7-CD Limited Edition Box Set

Newest release from Not Two Records. DKV Trio Past Present - 7-CD's limited edition box-set. None of this material has ever been previously released) “The whole approach of modern artists is in this will to trap, to possess something that constantly slips away." Alberto Giacometti This collection of music isn't an attempt to “trap" a past ...

NEWS: RECORDING

"Karnas" latest album from Vocalist Grzegorz Karnas

"Karnas" latest album from Vocalist Grzegorz Karnas

Vocalist Grzegorz Karnas's latest album, entitled Karnas, is a one-of-a-kind mixture of 'borrowed songs' and original compositions by this outstanding alternative performer, whose creativity draws from a broad range of musical genres which, by virtue of his tremendous expressiveness, unique lyrics and exquisite playing on the part of the band, are fused into a single, coherent, ...

Polish Jazz for Dummies: 60 Years of Jazz from Poland

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Introduction After 1945, like the rest of the Eastern and Central Europe, Poland fell under the dominance of Stalinist Russia-- and the Soviets certainly did not dig the swing!! Consequently, only certain musical forms were allowed to flourish, particularly those with folk rhythm, without syncopation. One tempo was prescribed for everybody and army marching ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Tomasz Stanko: A Mix of Two Extremes

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I've always been a mix of two extremes... The conversation with Tomasz Stanko. This interview was conducted via phone on May 18th, 2004 by Cezary Lerski from Polish Jazz Network one month before Tomasz Stanko Quartet tour in the United States and Canada. All About Jazz: Dear Tomasz, your music has always been for ...


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