THIS SATURDAY, Warsaw, you're going to hear Paweł Kaczmarczyk playing a gig with great guitarist, born in Warsaw, living in New York from 2005, RAFAŁ SARNECKI - Rafał Sarnecki QUARTET.
As a leader of his own jazz projects Rafał has performed in clubs and festivals in 11 European countries, Israel, China, Korea and has toured the East and West coast of the US. He has recorded 3 CDs as a leader. The debut album Song From a New Place (2008) was nominated for the Fryderyk 2009 Award, the Polish equivalent of a Grammy. Rafal's second album, The Madman Rambles Again, was released in 2011 by the Fresh Sound New Talent label. Dave Sumner from All About Jazz selected the album as among the 12 most interesting jazz releases of 2011 in the Editor’s Choice section. In August 2014 Rafal's 3rd CD Cat's Dream was released by the Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records.
The "Cat's Dream" album includes 8 original compositions of Rafał arranged for a sextet featuring some of the top New York musicians of the young generation: Lucas Pino, Glenn Zaleski, Rick Rosato, Colin Stranahan and Bogna Kicińska. The sextet has been a working band for the past 5 years. The album was recorded in New York by Michael Perez-Cisneros who is known for recording such albums as Kurt Rosenwinkel's Heartcore.
"Like Rosenwinkel, Sarnecki ventures far beyond the bebop and post-bop idioms of the past and into a freer - though still chordal - musical language. Sarnecki's original compositions merge the high-flown lyricism of Polish culture with an idiosyncratic, thoroughly disarming way of building long and winding musical phrases. He's clearly at the start of forming an improvisational syntax for himself, but it already shows originality and daring . . ." - Howard Reich, The Chicago Tribune
Musicians performing in Poland: Rafał Sarnecki – guitar Paweł Kaczmarczyk – piano Wojciech Pulcyn – double bass Łukasz Żyta – drums
tickets: 25 zł (advanced sale), 35 zł (on the day of a gig) - you can buy them in the club Szósta po Południu.
What if not in Warsaw? Next concerts of this fabuous quartet will take place on 22nd May in JAWORKI, PL, (Muzyczna Owczarnia) and 23rd May in CRACOW, PL, in Harris Piano Jazz Bar. Tickets available at the concert places.
Performance video of track "Mr. Blacksmith" (same version as on the record)
New album SOMETHING PERSONAL in stores JULY 9, 2015
PAWEL KACZMARCZYK AUDIOFEELING TRIO Pawel Kaczmarczyk - piano Maciej Adamczak - double bass Dawid Fortuna - drums
Paweł Kaczmarczyk is one of the most important names in Polish jazz, and has also been acknowledged by international media on numerous occasions. He is a phenomenal pianist and composer, has several albums to his name, issued by prestigious European labels, and performs actively throughout the world. A distinctive musical personality, constantly seeking out new contexts for music, he is a creator of unique artistic endeavors and innovative initiatives. SOMETHING PERSONAL is a resultant of experiences, reflecting the pianist's maturity and sensitivity; a personal narrative in sound, comprising modern improvised music of the highest level.
Recorded by Piotr Witkowski at Alvernia Studios, Alvernia (Poland) in June 2014