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LONG-DISTANCE CONNECTIONS

czwartek, Lipiec 4th, 2019

Muzyka znajdująca się na płycie łączy w sobie elementy fusion, world-music, elektroniki, ale nie brak tu także akustycznych instrumentów jak choćby fortepian i wiolonczela, po które sięga kompozytor. Mimo całej złożoności strukturalno-aranżacyjnej nowego materiału, na planie pierwszym pozostają melodie przedstawianych tematów, będące punktem wyjścia do porywających improwizacji solistów. Intensywna warstwa rytmiczna albumu sprawia, że nie sposób przejść obojętnie obok wybitnych kreacji perkusistów (Konrad, Novak, Weckl). Ich zestawienie obok siebie na jednym albumie ukazuje słuchaczowi całą feerię barw, a jednocześnie różne oblicza perkusyjnej wirtuozerii. Kolejną atrakcją płyty jest obecność w trzech utworach Mike’a Sterna. Otwiera ona nowy rozdział współpracy między muzykami, zapoczątkowanej gościnnym udziałem gitarzysty w nagraniach poprzedniej płyty Pawlika pt. „Lonely Journey”. O ile owoce współpracy Pawlika ze Sternem można śledzić już od 3 lat, zarówno w studio, jak i na scenie, o tyle zaproszenie Randy’ego Breckera do udziału w nagraniach płyty jest pierwszym epizodem współpracy między muzykami. W nagranych przez Breckera dwóch utworach usłyszeć można charakterystyczną dla trębacza szlachetność frazy i liryzm. Koegzystencja wielkich muzycznych osobowości, bogata instrumentacja, przestrzeń tworzona przez sample i efekty komputerowe przenoszą muzykę autora w nowy, kosmiczny wymiar.

„Long-Distance Connections” is Łukasz Pawlik’s second album released under his own name after „Lonely Journey” (2016). The new album was recorded on three continents and features some famous jazz musicians, such as Randy Brecker, Tom Kennedy, Gary Novak, Mike Stern, Dave Weckl, along with a bunch of hot names of Polish jazz scene, including Dawid Główczewski, Cezary Konrad, Paweł Pańta, Szymon Kamykowski and the Australian percussionist Phil South.

          Pawlik’s music on the album combines the elements of jazz, fusion, world music, electronics with the traditional sounds of the acoustic piano or the cello. Despite the structural complexity of the material, the themes of the songs are very melodic and they spur featured musicians to make passionate statements through their solos. The intense rhythms of the music are driven by the outstanding drummers (Konrad, Novak, Weckl). Their co-existence on the album offers a unique opportunity to witness a remarkable feast of colors and different faces of a drum virtuosity at the same time. Another attraction for listeners is undoubtedly the presence of Mike Stern on three tracks, which opens a new chapter of collaboration between the two musicians that began 3 years ago on Łukasz Pawlik’s previous record „Lonely Journey”. Whereas the results of Pawlik-Stern collaboration have been materializing for 3 years, both in studio and on stage, it is the very first act of a joint music making by Łukasz Pawlik and Randy Brecker. On the 2 tracks recorded by Brecker we can hear the sophisticated phrasing and lyricism that he is known for. The presence of mesmerizing personalities, rich instrumentation, space created by samples and computer effects uplift Pawlik’s music into new, often cosmic dimensions.

PHILIPPE LEMM TRIO IN POLAND

sobota, Styczeń 27th, 2018

 

14.02.2018 – Stara Rzeźnia, Szczecin  http://stararzeznia.szczecin.pl/ 

15.02.2018 – Państwowa Szkoła Muzyczna I i II st. im. Witolda Lutosławskiego -Warsztaty, Stargard http://www.psm.stargard.pl/

16.02.2018 – 109 Za Rogiem, Poznań, http://109zarogiem.pl/

17.02.2018 – Gorzow Wielkopolski Pod Filarami, http://www.jazzfilary.pl/

18.02.2018  – Vertigo Jazz Club & Restaurant,  Wrocław, http://vertigojazz.pl/pl/ 

20.02.2018 – Klub A’Propos, Wałbrzych  http://www.aproposclub.pl/ 

21.02.2018 – Piec Art Acoustic Jazz Club, Kraków  http://piecart.pl/

22.02.2018 – Piec Art Acoustic Jazz Club, Kraków http://piecart.pl/ 

The Philippe Lemm Trio, comprised of Dutch drummer Philippe Lemm and American pianist and bassist Angelo Di Loreto and Jeff Koch, respectively, houses a dynamically creative, exciting, and fresh sound, spanning multiple influences from all of its members. The trio won the International B-Jazz competition in 2015 and the group’s performance of Di Loreto’s original composition “Salt Road” earned an ASCAP Jazz Composer Award in 2013. The three musicians met during their master’s degree at Manhattan School of Music in 2011, where they quickly realized that they had an undeniable musical chemistry and understanding of each other’s musical personalities. They began performing together in and out of the school, and eventually did a residency at the newly-formed True School of Music in Mumbai, India in August- December 2013, where they taught, gave masterclasses, and toured with Bollywood music star Shilpa Rao. Musically, the group’s sound draws influences from the classical, jazz, and prog rock idioms, to name a few. Their sound is captivating and exciting, and always strives to be fresh, original, and moving.

http://philippelemm.com/

“Stunning, beautiful, and magnificent music was performed at the 2017 Northwest Jazz Festival.  An overwhelming audience favorite.  The Philippe Lemm Trio are consummate musicians with intricate and exciting arrangements.  One the most refreshing jazz music to hit our festival in years!” Tony Zambito, booker North West Jazz Festival

„A highly engaging band with the ability to create an exciting mixture of its many influences.” – Mikkomatti Aro, Booker Pori Jazz Festival, Finland

“Subtile, powerfull and wayward. Drummer Phillippe Lemm found his voice in New York and we want more of it!.“
– Radio 6

„From the first note till the last on the edge of your seat…….mesmerized by the trio”
– Erik Raayman, Draai om je oren

“From Wayne Shorter to Jenny Arean… The Philippe Lemm Trio completely wins you over.”
-DrentWatchers

„This concert was a revelation”
– Michiel van Ree, Artishock

„New Amsterdam is a true discovery full of enthusiasm and intrigues you from the first note”
– WritteninMusic.com

JazzPress November 2017

czwartek, Listopad 9th, 2017

On the cover of Kuba Badach – one of those artists who can smuggle a lot of jazz with simple means! Judith Steenbrink from Holland Baroque and Leszek Możdżer and Natalia Mateo, Cleveland Watkiss and Apostolis Anthimos are also interlocutors. Besides, as usual reviews of records, columns and reports from concerts.
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FEDERICA COLANGELO in WARSAW

niedziela, Wrzesień 3rd, 2017

On October 6, 2017 Federica Colangelo will play with her quartet at Warsaw’s 12on14 JazzClub.
The concert is organized by the MMusic Foundation together with the Italian Institute of Culture in Warsaw.
We invite you to Noakowski street 16 at 20:30

Philippe Lemm Trio in 2018 in Poland

wtorek, Czerwiec 13th, 2017

In February 2018 the trio of young drummer Philippe Lemm: Philippe Lemm – Drums
Angelo Di Loreto – Piano, Jeff Koch – Bass- will present his music in some of the best jazz clubs in Poland. We already invite all music lovers! Details of the tour we will be presenting on the site in the fall!