Polish Improvised Music.
The best sounds don’t always come out of a prepared scenario. Musicians who boldly improvise with sound know this well. We will get to know these artists during a series of shows called Polish Improvised Music. It debuted in 2013 and was warmly received by the audience of Kraków Jazz Autumn, which is dedicated both to the stars of improvisation, and to promising newcomers. The Polish Improvised Music series focuses on the most intriguing initiatives and projects of Polish musicians. Get ready for three shows.
Two internationally-renowned Japanese musicians
+ two extraordinary French musicians
= electrifying new music for the world.
A combination of two projects in which Brötzmann has been involved in recent years. His collaboration with Steve Noble dates back to 2010. The German saxophonist united ranks with drummer Noble and double bassist John Edwards: the result of their work together, which began with a few electrifying shows at […]
A quartet in which the best of the New York and Amsterdam improvised scenes meet. Ab Baars and Ig Henneman have been collaborating since the late 90s. In was then, at the Controindicazioni festival in Rome, that they first had the idea of working together. Since then Baars (tenor saxophone, […]
A meeting of musicians who know each other well and have been playing together for quite some time now. Let us welcome a fusion of two musical traditions: Chicago avant garde jazz (DKV) and its Scandinavian counterpart (The Thing).
AB BAARS Ab Baars is a Dutch saxophonist, clarinetist, composer and improviser. Born in 1955 in Magrette, he started playing the saxophone at age 15, and played in the Philips Marching Band and other local bands in Eindhoven. From 1976 until 1981 he studied under Leo van Oostrom at the […]
A French double bassist, composer and vocalist, Léandre is a renowned and influential figure in modern classical music. John Cage and the Italian composer and surrealist Giacinto Scelsi have both composed musical pieces for her.
Pat Thomas (keys/electronics) A central figure in British improvised music since the 80s, Pat Thomas is equally creative when it comes to playing cassettes, synths and grand piano. His unique approach to sound production has resulted in collaborations with multiple artists, such as Derek Bailey, Mats Gustafsson, Tony Oxley and […]
The band creates incredibly intense music, with influences drawn from Delta blues, no wave, early free jazz and Japanese noise music, as well as Albert Ayler and Peter Brötzmann.
The programme of the Krakow Jazz Autumn is set, for the ninth time, to provide lovers of improvised music with a multitude of unforgettable concerts, workshops and other music-related events. Most of the planned concerts are the Polish premieres of new projects by recognised stars of the international improvised music scene.
This year, the ninth Kraków Jazz Autumn kicks off with a bang! The incredibly popular (cult even, as some claim) Dutch outfit The Ex will be performing on an open stage in Plac Nowy. Look forward to an incredibly powerful mix of punk rock, Ethiopian rhythms, free jazz solos on brass instruments, and sophisticated lyrics.