LES DIABOLIQUES ( support) Krakow Improvisers Orchestra – Polish Improvised Music
LÉANDRE / CAPPOZZO DUO
A “switchback” is a rollercoaster or a curved road. No wonder the musicians chose it for their band’s name. This quartet of accomplished musicians delivers a fresh fusion of American, German and Polish jazz.
The final concert of this year’s Krakow Jazz Autumn will be a performance by Michael Zerang and his band Blue Lights.
Our final encounter with Polish improvised music will be a performance from Piotr Damasiewicz, Gerard Lebik and Red Trio (Rodrigo Pinheiro, Gabriel Ferrandini, Hernani Faustino) – this time performing together as the Piotr Damasiewicz Quintet. Their album Mineral was released in February of this year by Bocian Records. The Polish-Portuguese ensemble will perform November 17th.
Naked Wolf is something of an infernal orchestra. All About Jazz describes their music as “wild, hypnotic rock energy and clever improvisations with rapid changes in mood and pulse, poetic rap lyrics and danceable tight grooves”.
Krakow Jazz Autumn’s anniversary wouldn’t be complete without Peter Brötzmann. Where would free jazz and improvised music be today without “the loudest saxophonist in the world”? It’s hard to imagine the last few decades without the rebellious German artist’s theatrical blend of lyricism and ferocity. And although he never broke with melody, he became a symbol of rebellious avantgarde
This year’s Krakow Jazz Autumn will also host big, elaborate ensembles – Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit is one example (4 November).
POLISH IMPROVISED MUSIC
Sai Trio is three totally different personalities masterfully bringing together jazz and dance. The Barcelona group opted for an unusual setup, which merges performance art and music – all of it improvised.
JOËLLE LÉANDRE / ZLATKO KAUČIČ / EVAN PARKER / AGUSTI FERNÁNDEZ