Innovative and controversial. Founded in 2012, the trio LOTTO has garnered praise for their second album Elite Feline, which was hailed 2016’s album of the year by the influential Gazeta Wyborcza. As the website Nowa Muzyka aptly puts it, “What is characteristic of LOTTO’s work is a reduction of rock/jazz avant-garde […]
Yet another fascinating performance at this year’s Krakow Jazz Autumn will be Krakow Improvisers Orchestra’s collaboration with the Japanese composer and pianist Satoko Fujii.
The Swedish tubist Per-Åke Holmlander, when asked about what improvised music means to him, cites his countryman, the tragically deceased politician Olof Palme: “The art of improvisation is the reward of careful preparation.” And if anyone can practice this artform, it’s Holmlander. This leading figure among Swedish New Music improvisers will be this year’s Krakow Jazz Autumn’s first resident.
Łukasz Rychlicki and Paweł Szpura, two-thirds of the band Lotto, will dig into Albert Ayler’s archives. Instead of playing covers though, they will draw inspiration from Ayler’s poignant compositions. The saxophonist Albert Ayler isn’t as widely recognizable in Poland as, let’s say, Ornette Coleman. Still, Ayler’s influence on free jazz […]
Gerard Lebik is a composer, experimental musician, creator of sound installations and urban interventions. He has worked with, among others, Eryck Abecassis, Kazuhisa Uchihashi, Rob Mazurek, Keith Rowe, Satoko Fujii, Brian Labycz, Hernani Faustino, Gabriel Ferrandini, Noritaka Tanaka, Bettina Wenzel and Red Trio. This graduate of Wrocław’s Karol Lipiński […]