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Marcin Olak

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Marcin Olak: guitarist, composer, improvising and experimenting musician. He is one of the few who can play modern jazz on classical and acoustic guitars, using the specific sound and articulation possibilities of those instruments *; he also plays electric guitars. He moves between various styles: jazz, classical and contemporary pieces, from fully composed pieces to improvised music. Marcin Olak peforms solo and with various bands: from free-jazz combos, through classical guitar ensambles, to the symphony orchestra.

*[ Usually guitar in jazz is treated linearly. Most guitarists play with a pick, and are thus able to play a single note melody or chords. Marcin Olak – with his classical guitarist background - plays differently. He creates a multilevel, complex textures, using the specific sound and articulation possibilities of his guitars, as it is in the European guitar tradition. And that's not the end of surprises... ]

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Marcin Olak Quartet: Bessarabian Journey

Label: Fundacja Słuchaj
Released: 2016

Album

Zakrocki. Olak. Wielecki: Spontaneous Chamber Music vol. 1

Label: Fundacja Słuchaj
Released: 2016

Album

Agusti Fernandez & Ad Libitum Ensamble: River, Tiger, Fire

Label: Fundacja Słuchaj
Released: 2016

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Article: Take Five With...

Take Five With Marcin Olak

Read "Take Five With Marcin Olak" reviewed by Marcin Olak


Meet Marcin Olak: Marcin Olak is one of the most interesting Polish jazz guitar players. He is one of the few who play modern jazz on classical and acoustic guitars, using the specific sound and articulative possibilities of those instruments; sometimes he also plays electric guitar. He moves between various styles: jazz, classical and contemporary, ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Introducing the Polish Label For Tune

Read "Introducing the Polish Label For Tune" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni


The polish For Tune label was founded in 2013 and has already managed to release 30 albums that feature some of the lesser known yet intriguing Polish outfits. The three outfits presented below all feature a fresh, unconventional perspective on the jazz idiom, its legacy and its inclusive current and future sonic language. The label succeeded ...

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Marcin Olak Trio: Crossing Borders

Label: Luna Music
Released: 2012

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Marcin Olak Trio: Simple Joy

Label: 4Ever Music
Released: 2008

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Marcin Olak Trio: Zealot

Label: J3,16
Released: 2005


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