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Tomasz Stanko New York Quartet: Wisława(ECM)

The great Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko, after decades spent imparting a classically influenced eastern European pensiveness to the sound of Miles Davis, has rediscovered his own kind of New York vibe – with a cutting-edge young American rhythm section, and unique Cuban pianist David Virelles. There’s plenty of Stanko’s familiar brooding tenderness, but episodes of fiery, time-stretching postbop worthy of the 1960s Miles quintet too.

DREAM PROJECT

"Music it is a kind of dream." Beautiful video clip for a charity DREAM PROJECT.

(Waves) follow one another in parallel lines, each separated from the next by a brief distance. Scarcely has one subsided than another swells to replace it, to the accompaniment of the melancholy sound of breaking foam, warning us that all is foam. "Les Chants de Maldoror" by Lautreamont

Reportage

A few nice picks from the Festival in Sarajevo

Grand Central

An animation to a tune "Grand Central" from "Dark Eyes" album

Album “Wisława”

TOMASZ STANKO NEW YORK QUARTET / ECM RECORDS

Tomasz Stanko introduces a new and exciting quartet, in a double album full of strong themes, inspired playing, and improvisational daring.