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Wojciech Lichtański

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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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 ...

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.

ARTICLE: RADIO

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 ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

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 ...

ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

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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