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Marcin Wasilewski


The trio is one of the brightest stars of the Polish jazz scene, recognised for their unique talent in blending tradition with contemporary sound. Marcin Wasilewski Trio is: Marcin Wasilewski, piano, (born 1975), Sławomir Kurkiewicz, double- bass, (born 1975) and Michał Miśkiewicz (born 1977) playing drums. The band combines the grand tradition of the challenging piano trio tenet and creates their own distinct sound in doing so. It is also one of the most consistently developing bands of the Polish music scene, and one that is very open to inspiration from the surrounding environment. The Marcin Wasilewski Trio is considered one of the most acclaimed and unique jazz formations of its generation, and it has garnered recognition in its native Poland as well as abroad. In 2019, the band will celebrates 25 years of playing in an unwavering squad


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Purple Jazz: A Tribute to Prince, Part 2

Read "Purple Jazz: A Tribute to Prince, Part 2" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

This week we look into both the jazz side of Prince, including the unexpressed potentials of his collaboration with Miles Davis, and covers of his music by notable jazz players, from Nina Simone to Joshua Redman. Happy listening! Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Nina ...


Article: Album Review

Dan Costa: Beams

Read "Beams" reviewed by Craig Arthur

UK-born pianist Dan Costa plays and composes in the impressionistic tradition of Bill Evans, acoustic Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea or Marcin Wasilewski. It is a style that lends itself well to the alchemy of turning light into music, music into light. And his subject matter of choice on Beams, like that of an impressionist painter, is ...


Article: Album Review

Benjamin Lackner: Last Decade

Read "Last Decade" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

In a 2006 interview for All About Jazz written by Joao Moriera dos Santos, pianist/keyboardist Benjamin Lackner was asked: “What label would you like to be on in the near future?" He said, simply, “ECM." That seemed ambitious for Lackner at that stage of his career. He was 29 years old at the time and boasted ...

Article: Album Review

Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet: Spirit To All

Read "Spirit To All" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Il bassista e compositore Wojtek Mazolewski è tra i protagonisti della nuova generazione del jazz polacco di cui ricordiamo musicisti notevoli come il sassofonista Maciej Obara, il pianista Marek Pedziwiatr, il trombettista Tomasz Dabrowski oltre il ben noto Marcin Wasilewski, già pianista di Tomasz Stanko. Mazolewski guida da oltre un decennio questo splendido ...


Article: Interview

Carole Nelson: Zen And The Art Of Music Making

Read "Carole Nelson: Zen And The Art Of Music Making" reviewed by Ian Patterson

To what extent music is a product of nature versus nurture is impossible to qualify, but it is reasonable to assume that a musician's immediate environment plays into the music somehow. Difficult, certainly, to imagine bebop birthing anywhere other than in the hurly burly of 1940s New York, for example. For London-born, Ireland-based pianist Carole Nelson, ...

Article: Live Review

Il Marcin Wasilewski Trio & Joe Lovano al Teatro Golden di Palermo

Read "Il Marcin Wasilewski Trio & Joe Lovano al Teatro Golden di Palermo" reviewed by Maurizio Zerbo

Marcin Wasilewski Trio & Joe Lovano Teatro Golden Palermo Summer Jazz Festival 2022 27.5.2021 Teatro Golden Quale è il compito dei festival jazz in epoca post-covid? Proporre serigrafie e soluzioni commerciali per recuperare gli introiti durante la pandemia, o investire sui quadri d'autore? A questa seconda schiera di appuntamenti appartiene il ...


Article: Live Review

Belgrade Jazz Festival 2021

Read "Belgrade Jazz Festival 2021" reviewed by Martin Longley

Belgrade Jazz Festival Dom Omladine/Kombank Dvorana Belgrade, Serbia October 26-November 1, 2021 The 37th Belgrade Jazz Festival made a full return to its accustomed international nature, following the late 2020 mostly-Serbian edition. Artists successfully managed to arrive from the USA and various parts of Europe, with no cancellations ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Old And New Music From Miles Davis, Champian Fulton, Mahavishnu Orchestra & Others

Read "Old And New Music From Miles Davis, Champian Fulton, Mahavishnu Orchestra & Others" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

This show features a wide variety of new and old jazz, including piano music from Dabin Ryu and Marcin Wasilewski, vocals from Marty Elkins and Champian Fulton and a live track from Birth of the Cool-era Miles Davis. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & ...

Article: Live Review

Palm Jazz 2021: Nils Petter Molvær & Wacław Zimpel

Read "Palm Jazz 2021: Nils Petter Molvær & Wacław Zimpel" reviewed by Martin Longley

The Nils Petter Molvær Quartet Jazovia Cultural Centre Gliwice, Poland October 10, 2021 Gliwice is in the south of Poland, not far from Katowice, or even Kraków. It has its own jazz festival, which usually spreads over several weeks, featuring two concerts each evening, in the dedicated Rynek ...


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