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Krzysztof Popek

KRZYSZTOF POPEK is a leading Polish jazz flute player topping the jazz rankings of the Jazz Forum monthly (The European Jazz Magazine) for many years. He started off as a jazz musician at Jazz Juniors ’82 and Jazz Nad Odra ’85 festivals winning individual awards at both. He plays the soprano and alto flute. Besides, he is a composer, arranger and inspirational leader of his numerous bands of which “Young Power” stands out as the most renowned and popular. The album “Letters and Leaves” also proved to be a success. It was recorded by KRZYSZTOF POPEK QUINTET and was nominated for the Polish Grammy Award – Fryderyk ’96 and came second in Jazz Forum’s Album of the Year ’96 ranking. In 2005 he recorded important "House of Jade" with a magnificen tAmerican rhythm section: Victor Lewis, David Friesen and Randy Porter.-" Popek is a precise player with beautiful technique..

Fresh Air Project

Label: Power Bros
Released: 2017
Track listing: Nicole’s Soul; Assunta; Fresh Air; So It Seems; Letters and Leaves; Yes Or No; Outro.

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Krzysztof Popek: Fresh Air Project

Read "Fresh Air Project" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Time has stamped Krzysztof Popek as a potent force on the Polish jazz scene. The flautist could have found a comfort zone in his native land given the accolades he accumulated there. Instead, he gathered a varied supporting cast of international musicians over the years,and built a strong edifice to his musical explorations. He stamps his ...

Estate

Label: Power Brothers Records
Released: 2009
Track listing: Forest Flower; Estate; Highway One; Stolen Moments; Air Dancing; Melting Pot; Lazy Afternoon.

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Flutes: Jeremy Steig, Krzysztof Popek & Anne Drummond

Read "Flutes: Jeremy Steig, Krzysztof Popek & Anne Drummond" reviewed by Fred Bouchard

Jeremy SteigHowlin' for JudySolid State-Blue Note2009 Krzysztof PopekEstatePower Brothers2009 Anne DrummondLike WaterObliqsound2009 Full-time flutists don't get much respect in the male-dominated, hard-driving ...

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Krzysztof Popek: Estate

Read "Estate" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Alto flautist Krzysztof Popek gives his music another vantage point with Estate. From Poland, Popek has long been part of a very fertile and evolving turf that included Michal Urbaniak, Tomasz Stanko and Jaroslaw Smietana. It was in this environment that Popek established himself as the leading flautist of the country. But boundaries dissolve with the ...


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