Arctic Riff w/ Joe LovanoECM
The first-time teaming of Poland's dynamic Marcin Wasilewski Trio and big-toned US tenorist Joe Lovano brings forth special music of concentrated, deep feeling, in which lyricism and strength seem ideally balanced. The alliance plays four new tunes by Marcin and one by Joe, as well as Carla Bley's classic "Vashkar" plus collective improvisations with strong input from all four players; Slawomir Kurkiewicz's bass skills are particularly well-deployed in the spontaneous piece "Arco".
On 'En attendant', the Marcin Wasilewski Trio distills their essence with a well-paced suite of tunes / LONDONJAZZNEWS
Recorded just prior to their Arctic Riff collaboration with Joe Lovano, En attendant finds Marcin Wasilewski, Slawomir Kurkiewicz and Michal Miskiewicz in thoughtful, exploratory mood. The multifaceted Polish group illuminates a characteristically wide span of music, the scope extending from Bach to group improvisation. On En attendant, collectively created pieces are juxtaposed with Wasilewski's mal...
With ' En Attendant ' the Marcin Wasilewski Trio has ripened with distinctive treatments of tunes / WBGO: Fall Preview 2021
WBGO writes......Autumn is always harvest time for new music, and this season is no exception. More than a year and a half into the coronavirus pandemic, musicians are going out on tour, and even back in the clubs (taking all due precautions). Festivals have set their sights on a triumphant return, welcoming audiences in person again. Through it all, the music endures, finding ways to deepen and thrive. ...