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
Oliver Lake’s performance will be another festival highlight. The legendary American saxophonist, poet and composer gets his inspiration from many musical genres, including blues, R&B avant-garde and pop. This 73 year old is the founder of the storied World Saxophone Quartet.
In his solo project Wacław Zimpel reaches all the possible musical worlds he has been visiting for years with his various projects and bands, merging American minimal music, Indian ragas, jazz, and classical compositions. Using a looper, which enables to superimpose many musical threads, he builds multi-layered polyphonies that are […]
This year’s Krakow Jazz Autumn will be opened by Martin Küchen’s band, Angles 8 (14 October, Alchemia). The Swedish saxophonist is said to be one of Europe’s most extraordinary improvisers and an incredibly uncompromising musician.
MICHIYO YAGI Michiyo Yagi studied koto (traditional Japanese harp) under the very masters of the instrument. She currently collaborates with some of the finest improvisers from around the world. All of her projects focus on original compositions and innovative methods of articulation, which makes her a truly exceptional artist. Her […]
BARRY GUY A virtuoso of the double bass who employs a variety of both conventional and unorthodox techniques. He handles jazz with the same expertise he handles classical or contemporary music. Barry Guy graduated in double bass and composition from Guildhall School of Music & Drama. But even before graduating […]