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In Flight

Label: Red Piano Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: In Flight; Way Off; Pundit; When I'm in Your Arms Once MOre; Case in Point; Alfie's Lullaby.

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4th Zbigniew Seifert International Jazz Violin Competition

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4th Zbigniew Seifert International Jazz Violin Competition Cricoteka Museum, Kraków, Poland/Various international locations on-line July 8-10, 2020 When the fanfare and drum roll had died down the big moment arrived. After three days of on-line competition, the six finalists waited anxiously in front of their screens, in Israel, The USA, Austria, ...

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Omer Ashano

Omer Ashano is an award-winning Israeli Jazz and cross-genre violinist currently residing in New York City, USA. Omer Ashano began playing classical violin at the age of six where he studied under local teachers in the town where he grew up. At the age of 13 he switched to guitar through which he got exposed to Blues, Jazz and the possibilities of improvisation. At the age of 15 Omer decided to take the skills and concepts he learned through Guitar about improvisation and develop them on the Violin in addition to the explorations of eclectic violin playing styles from Indian, Bluegrass, Celtic and Klezmer music

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Mateusz Smoczynski: Metamorphoses

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Though violinist Mateusz Smoczyński has played with the likes of Tomasz Stanko, Branford Marsalis, Joachim Kuhn and Anna Maria Jopek, he's perhaps best known internationally for his four-year stint in Turtle Island Quartet and, currently, Atom String Quartet. With the latter, Smoczyński recorded Seifert (Zbigniew Seifert Foundation, 2017), its brilliant tribute to violin virtuoso Zbigniew Seifert. ...

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Zbigniew Seifert: Solo Violin

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In April 1974, a year after the break-up of Tomasz Stanko's first great quintet, Zbigniew Seifert gave his first solo violin concert. Another solo gig, two years later, produced the LP Solo Violin (EMI, 1978), which, thanks to the tireless efforts of the Zbigniew Seifert Foundation to promote Seifert's legacy, once more finds its way onto ...

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Variospheres: Live in Solothurn

Read "Live in Solothurn" reviewed by Ian Patterson

When Tomasz Stańko's first classic quintet came to the natural end of its road in 1973, with all its members looking for new directions in music, violinist Zbigniew Seifert embarked on a solo career that saw him record a number of albums with very different line-ups. In fact, bar a brief period at the end of ...

Solo Violin

Label: Zbigniew Seifert Foundation
Released: 2017
Track listing: Confessions; Kind of Time; Birds; Evening Psalm.

Live in Solothurn

Label: Zbigniew Seifert Foundation
Released: 2017
Track listing: Unidentified piece; Man of the Light; Way to oasis; The Sound of Gold; Turbulent Plover; On the Farm.

Variospheres: Live in Solothurn

Label: Zbigniew Seifert Foundation
Released: 2017
Track listing: Unidentified piece; Man of the Light; Way to oasis; The Sound of Gold; Turbulent Plover; On the Farm.

Metamorphoses

Label: Zbigniew Seifert Foundation
Released: 2017
Track listing: Dorothy’s Dream #1; Violin Sonata No. 1 "Metamorphoses": I. Prayer #2; II. Lament #3; III. Mantra #4; IV. Confession #5; Julie-O #6; Manhattan Island #7; The Old Tune #8; Up-Down #9; The Farmer #10; Zakopane #11; Dragonfly #12; Midnight Psalm #13


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