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Piotr Damasiewicz

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Piotr Damasiewicz - born in Wroclaw, composer, trumpeter, music curator. He reaches down to the language of jazz, moving towards the free jazz ideas, through the European classical music, all the way to the achievements of the new modern music, including the European improvised music, sound art, electroacoustic improvisation. He has an opportunity to presents his work in his own bands and projects: Power Of The Horns, ImproGraphic, Mnemotaksja, Hadrons, Piotr Damasiewicz Quintet 'Tribute To Szakal', as well as the ones where is a co-author with Gerard Lebik: VeNN Circles, Este Mutual Group and Red Trio Quintet (Red Trio/Damasiewicz/Lebik)

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Miles Okazaki, Fred Moten, Billy Mohler & We Free Strings

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New releases sampled come from guitarist Miles Okazaki & Trickster with the final piece of a trilogy, the unique ensemble We Free Strings, a powerful big band from Austria led by Barbara Bruckmüller, pianist Elias Stemeseder, bassist Billy Mohler's quartet, Swiss saxophonist Fabian Willmann, and poetry and free jazz from the trio of Fred Moten, Brandon ...

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Celebrating International Jazz

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This is the playlist for the April 28th show--two days ahead of the International Jazz Day--so it's loaded up with music from artists from 16 different different countries. The entire last hour is entirely international, but then again, One Man's Jazz has been featuring such music and artists for several years now. Jazz doesn't need a ...

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Fred Anderson & Hamid Drake, Dennis González, Clean Feed Records & Zoh Amba

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I missed the original release by Fred Anderson and Hamid Drake of their From The River To The Ocean in 2007, but I'm catching up to this brilliant piece of work. The recording has been made available again on bandcamp.com. It's one of the features of this episode, as is O Life, O Light Vol. 1 ...

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Myra Melford, Eric Plaks & Music For Ukraine

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Myra Melford's new recording, For The Love Of Fire And Water, is an excellent one. It's a multi-part suite performed by Melford, Ingrid Laubrock, Mary Halvorson, Tomeka Reid and Susie Ibarra. It's one of the feature recordings in a decidedly internationally-flavored show. New York pianist Eric Plaks contributes music from four of his groups, German saxophonist ...

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Michael Formanek, Lopez/Laubrock/Rainey & Piotr Damasiewicz

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This episode of OMJ is packed with great improvisers and musical explorers. The much-respected bassist Michael Formanek found the isolation of the pandemic gave him time to look at music a little differently, and the result was an exploration of what he calls palindromic music. That's the basis for his new release with his Drome Trio, ...

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Tomasz Dabrowski, James Singleton & Dave Gisler

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Like most Polish trumpet players influenced by the late Tomasz Stanko, Tomasz Dabrowski fell heavily under Stanko's spell, but he also was blessed to study with the master and to have him as a mentor. It was probably a huge thrill to be able to play one of Stanko's horns while recording his latest, Tomasz Dabrowski ...

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Piotr Damasiewicz, Three-Layer Cake & Fujii/Tamura

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Highlights: Polish trumpeter Piotr Damasiewicz's “Polska"—very powerful music with the roaring Power Of Horns ensemble pushing Damasiewicz all the way; pianist Satoko Fujii and trumpeter Natsuki Tamura offering more proof that they are the most formidable duo in free jazz; Three-Layer Cake—the trio of bassist Mike Watt, guitarist Brandon Seabrook and drummer Mike Pride with a ...

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Jazztopad 2019

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Vincent Courtois Trio Witold Lutoslawski National Forum of Music, Mleczarnia Club Jazztopad Wroclaw November 21-24, 2019 On my arrival in Wroclaw, on the way to the reverend National Forum of Music (NFM), the first familiar face I met in the street was Mateusz Rybicki, a musician that has ...

Album

Polska

Label: Astigmatic
Released: 2019
Track listing: Billy; Kleofas; Polska 1; Polska 11; Psalm For William Parker.


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