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Darek Oles

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DAREK "OLES" Oleszkiewicz was born on February 20, 1963 in Wroclaw, Poland. At the age of five Darek began his music education at the State Music School in Wroclaw. Piano was his first instrument, but later he played guitar, electric bass and finally at eighteen years old, he switched to acoustic bass. While in his teens he played with am-ateur groups, evolving in popular music styles from rock, blues, jazz-rock to straight ahead jazz. In the early 1980's, Darek participated in various jazz festivals and national competitions for young musicians. In 1983, he was the most awarded musician at the Jazz Juniors in Cracow, winning the first individual prize, first prize for jazz composition and a second prize in jazz combo category

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Article: Album Review

Chris Coyle: Phantasma Trio Vol. 1

Read "Phantasma Trio Vol. 1" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Bassist and composer Chris Coyle is based in Philadelphia, and had previously issued three albums as leader which speak to his broad musical interests. Along with original pieces, he has covered a plethora of styles from re-imagined Duke Ellington to Middle Eastern hybrids. Coyle is also a member of the Relâche chamber ensemble which performs modern ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

A Selection Of Brand New Releases

Read "A Selection Of Brand New Releases" reviewed by Bob Osborne


On this week's show all new releases from Alex Sipiagin, Amanda Irarrázabal and Miriam Den Boer Salmón, David Murray Brave New World Trio, Peter Erskine, Alan Pasqua & Darek Oles, Brian Molley Quartet, Bagland, E3 by Alex Lacusta, and Mary Halvorson.Playlist Show Intro 00:00 Alex Sipiagin “Rush Hour" from Ascent To The Blues (Posi-tone) ...

Album

The Sounds Around The House

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2021
Track listing: U-R; Agrodolce; Old School Blues; Provence; The Sounds Around The House; King Henry; Barcelona; The Honeymoon; For Roger

Album

Wonderful World

Label: Ultimate Vibe
Released: 2021
Track listing: How Insensitive; Night and Day; Autumn in New York; Estate; What a Wonderful World; On Green Dolphin Street; Alfie; Falling in Love with Love; Sunrise; Maxine; My Foolish Heart.

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Collecting Things

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2021
Track listing: 1. SOL MINOR PRELUDE 2:152. SOL MINOR 6:20 3. NOW AND LATER 4:34 4. JACK'S DILEMMA 5:47 5. BOOM DIDDLE IT 5:02 6. ON A CLEAR DAY 5:35 7. DARK BOSSA 4:52 8. RONDO 4:57 9. CODA 4:45 10. 49 2:39

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Article: Album Review

Chris Standring: Wonderful World

Read "Wonderful World" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Wonderful World, the fourteenth album as leader by British guitarist Chris Standring, was no doubt recorded with the best of intentions. And make no mistake, the music is warm and lovely, furnishing an opulent showcase for Standring's mellow guitar. Aside from that, however, there's not a whole lot to say. Standring's “orchestra" consists of a nineteen-member ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Guitarists in Review: Lofsky, Scott, Rose and Bro

Read "Guitarists in Review: Lofsky, Scott, Rose and Bro" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Here are current releases by four accomplished guitarists who display their talents in varied contexts. Lorne Lofsky This Song Is New Modica Music 2021 Lorne Lofsky is a highly respected Canadian guitarist. This is his first recording as a leader in over 25 years, a relaxed but ...

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News: Recording

Guitarist Mike Scott Releases 'Collecting Things,' Featuring Joe Bagg, Darek Oles And Jake Reed

Guitarist Mike Scott Releases 'Collecting Things,' Featuring Joe Bagg, Darek Oles And Jake Reed

Collecting Things, the newest recording by guitarist and composer Mike Scott, is a pastiche of music styles mostly penned by Scott and performed by some of the top jazz musicians in Southern California. This is the third album by Scott as a leader and follows Fallen Peach (2011) and Good Place To Be (2000). The L.A. ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New releases and a special focus on albums from Dease and Giancola

Read "New releases and a special focus on albums from Dease and Giancola" reviewed by Bob Osborne


New music all the way with two featured albums from Michael Dease and Trevor Giancola... and some great new releases from the Caligola Records label. Playlist Michael Dease “Mirror Image" from Never More Here (Posi-tone) 00:00 Trevor Giancola “Report Card" from Sonnet 18 (TQM Recording Co) 07:41 Ben Wolfe “Blind Seven" from Fatherhood (Resident ...


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