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Joachim Mencel

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Joachim Mencel – pianist, lyricist (hurdy-gurdy player), composer, music producer, PhD – assistant professor at the Academy of Music in Krakow, decorated with, among others Silver Cross of Merit and Bronze Medal for Merit to Culture Gloria Artis, called the “romantic of Polish jazz pianism” He graduated from the Jazz and Popular Music Department of the Music Academy in Katowice. He played, among others in the bands of Janusz Muniak (CD “Contemplation”), Andrzej Cudzich (CD “Simple Way”) and Nigel Kennedy. He regularly cooperates with the American clarinettist Brad Terrym (albums “All about spring”, “Colorado”, “Live in Fort Andross”)

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Article: Interview

Joachim Mencel: An Eye on Brooklyn From Poland

Read "Joachim Mencel: An Eye on Brooklyn From Poland" reviewed by Paul Rauch


It is rare when an album is released by a veteran artist that so clearly defines his or her musical identity as a jazz musician, much less speaks musically to the artist's hopes, dreams and passionate pursuits of a lifetime. Such is the case with Polish pianist/composer Joachim Mencel's Brooklyn Eye (Origin, 2022). To Mencel, the ...

Album

Brooklyn Eye

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: I'm Yo Man; The Things; Two Pieces with Beatrice; Full Immersion; Photosynthesis; Arrowsic; Come Holy Spirit; Psalm 88; The Last of the Mohicans; Pelican.

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Article: Album Review

Joachim Mencel: Brooklyn Eye

Read "Brooklyn Eye" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Growing up under the weight of communism in Poland in the late '60s and early '70s, Joachim Mencel dreamed of the freedoms and wonders of America. Stateside relatives sent food parcels, offering him his first tastes of Hershey's chocolate and the inviting aromas of Maxwell House coffee; and Polish public radio station Trójka filled his ears ...

Album

El Greco - Sing Cuckoo

Label: Inspirafon
Released: 2013

Album

Brad Terry & Joachim Mencel - Live in Fort Andross

Label: Inspirafon
Released: 2009

Album

jmTrio - Interludium

Label: Allegro Records
Released: 2004


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