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Wojciech Lichtański

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Wojciech Lichtański (born in 1989) - one of the most talented alto saxophonists of the Polish young generation, the prizewinner of the competitions such as the 15th Bielska Zadymka Jazzowa, Grand Prix Jazz nad Odrą and many more. His uncommon maturity, refined sound and professional technique can impress every audience. As a composer, he received a few prestigious prizes: a special prize for “Journey with K.” to a big band from Maria Schneider in the competition of the 14th Bielska Zadymka Jazzowa. As a teenager, he won many classical music competitions. In 2013, he obtained his Master of Arts degree in Saxophone at the Academy of Music in Katowice

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Heart, Mind & Spirit

Label: PBEG
Released: 2020
Track listing: 1. The Gambler (Dedicated to M. G.) 2. Don't Have to Shine Behind the Darkest Line 3. A Short Form in Your Dorm 4. Peecoo City 5. The Big Tree 6. Mr. Lipton Lipovitsch 7. Futrix

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A Short Form in Your Dorm

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Label: PBEG
Released: 2020
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Wojciech Lichtanski Questions: Iga

Read "Iga" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Wojciech Lichtanski is a young Polish saxophonist who works in several contexts as a leader and sideman. His music, on this CD with his band Questions, draws on the contemplative melodicism heard from many European musicians associated with the ECM label, as well as carrying its own frisky energy. Some of Lichtanski's compositions, like ...

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Iga

Label: Audio Cave
Released: 2019
Track listing: Iga; Grandpa, Where You Ramble Now (Improvisation One); Auto, Auto; Are You Ready; Mr. Muniak, What's Now; On Green Dolphin Street; Improvisation Two: First Question; Blue Monday.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Harris Eisenstadt, Whit Dickey, Gard Nilssen and More

Read "Harris Eisenstadt, Whit Dickey, Gard Nilssen and More" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


A very eclectic show this time out: drummers are front and center: Joao Lencastre, Whit Dickey, Gard Nilssen, Harris Eisenstadt, Kahil El'Zabar from the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble and Germany's Max Andrzejewski. The latter and his band Hütte are tackling the music of rocker/composer Robert Wyatt. If that isn't off the wall, how about a combination of ...

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Audio Cave Artists

Read "Audio Cave Artists" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


This episode hones in on some of the fine artists recorded by Audio Cave, an independent label based in Krakow, Poland. They've been in operation since 2012, releasing a mix of genres. Much attention is paid to the finished products' sound, as you'll hear in the music from the likes of the Oles Brothers, Mark Alban ...

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The Days of Wine and Noises (Live in Zielona Góra)

Label: Inetive Rec.
Released: 2018
Track listing: 1. Twelve Days Walk (Over and Over Again) 2. The Spring Will Change it All 3. Everytime I Say Goodbye 4. Unknown 5. Wine And Noises

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Into the Life

Label: Sj Records
Released: 2017
Track listing: 1. Moments (Prologue) 2. The Lost Origin 3. Opium 4. Critical Level 5. Still Here (She Was) 6. Moments (Epilogue) 7. It Starts Now

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I nuovi percorsi del Polish Jazz

Read "I nuovi percorsi del Polish Jazz" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Una nuova generazione si fa avanti con determinazione sulla scena del Jazz polacco e molti trovano accoglienza nel catalogo della For-Tune. L'etichetta si propone ambiziosamente di “salvare dall'oblio i fenomeni musicali di natura eterna." Non si rivolge esclusivamente al jazz o agli artisti polacchi e il suo catalogo ospita anche lavori di William Parker, Mary Halvorson, ...


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