Jazz The best music site on the web there is where you can read about and listen to blues, jazz, classical music and much more. This is your ultimate music resource. Tons of albums can be found within. http://www.theblues-thatjazz.com/pl/jazz/3326.html Mon, 27 Jun 2022 05:36:57 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management pl-pl Piotr Wojtasik - The Master Of Polish Jazz (2011) http://www.theblues-thatjazz.com/pl/jazz/3326-piotr-wojtasik/12556-piotr-wojtasik-the-master-of-polish-jazz-2011.html http://www.theblues-thatjazz.com/pl/jazz/3326-piotr-wojtasik/12556-piotr-wojtasik-the-master-of-polish-jazz-2011.html Piotr Wojtasik - The Master Of Polish Jazz (2011)

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1. Hope (feat.David Liebman) 6:24
2. Lonely Town (feat. Krzysztof Popek) 6:06
3. Almost Touching It (feat. Billy Harper) 15:17
4. Emily (feat. Jaroslaw Smietana) 7:04
5. Horizon (feat.Tomasz Szukalski) 7:17
6. Village (feat.David Liebman ) 8:41
7. Central Park West (feat.Tomasz Szukalski) 6:38

Personnel:
Piotr Wojtasik - trumpet, fluegelhorn
Zbigniew Namyslowski - alto sax
Maciej Sikala - tenor sax
Leszek Mozdzer - piano
Jacek Niedziela - bass
Marcin Jahr - drums
Dave Liebman - tenor & soprano sax, clarinet, flute
Krzysztof Popek - alto flute
Billy Harper - tenor sax
Jaroslaw Smietana - guitar
Tomasz Szukalski - tenor and soprano sax
Jerry Jarosik String Orchestra

 

Piotr Wojtasik - Polish jazz trumpeter, graduate of the Jazz and Popular Music Department of Music Academy in Katowice. He plays with many jazz musicians in Poland and abroad. Currently he works as a lecturer at the Jazz and Popular Music Department of Music Academy in Katowice and teaches at the Music Academy in Wroclaw. He is also a leader of the Piotr Wojtasik Quartet. In 2008 he received the Frederic award for the jazzman of the year and author of the best jazz record for the album "Circle".

 

Piotr Wojtasik - trębacz jazzowy, absolwent Wydziału Jazzu i Muzyki Rozrywkowej Akademii Muzycznej w Katowicach. Współpracuje z wieloma instrumentalistami i zespołami jazzowymi w kraju i za granicą. Dokonał licznych nagrań płytowych, radiowych i telewizyjnych. Obecnie pracuje jako wykładowca na Wydziale Jazzu i Muzyki Rozrywkowej Akademii Muzycznej w Katowicach oraz na Akademii Muzycznej we Wrocławiu. Prowadzi także warsztaty muzyczne. Jest leaderem założonego przez siebie zespołu Piotr Wojtasik Quartet. W 2008 r. otrzymał Fryderyka w obu kategoriach jazzowych - za "Jazzowy Album Roku" (za album "Circle") oraz jako "Jazzowy Muzyk Roku". ---http://pl.chopin.nifc.pl

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Piotr Wojtasik ‎– Hope (2001) http://www.theblues-thatjazz.com/pl/jazz/3326-piotr-wojtasik/22717-piotr-wojtasik--hope-2001.html http://www.theblues-thatjazz.com/pl/jazz/3326-piotr-wojtasik/22717-piotr-wojtasik--hope-2001.html Piotr Wojtasik ‎– Hope (2001)

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1 	Hope 	
2 	Quest 	
3 	Village 	
4 	Taurus People 	
5 	Rose Tattoo 	
6 	Believe, For It Is True!

Double Bass – Clarence Seay
Drums – Ronnie Burrage
Piano – Leszek Możdżer
Tenor Saxophone – Maciej Sikała (track 3)
Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – David Liebman
Trumpet – Piotr Wojtasik

 

Revelations seldom happen and if they occur they usually get lost in the multitude of loudly advertised events. Only few realize consciously their presence, but the only thing they can do is to bring people's attention to the phenomenon. PIOTR WOJTASIK is a genuine revelation of Polish jazz. No doubt about this. It could also be obvious to those lucky ones who witnessed, or watched on TV, the extraordinary jam session, when Wynton Marsalis and Piotr Wojtasik joined in a prolonged, improvised exchange of calls and responses. Wynton, by that time touring Poland (November '94) with the series of lectures, was visibly delighted to discover such unexpectedly brilliant partner. Ten years ago, the musical personality of Wojtasik, translated into trumpet and flugelhorn sounds, has been taken for granted by the friendly circles at the Katowice Academy of Music, where he'd been studying at the Jazz Department. Nobody called him revelation then. It took Willie Thomas' visit and his open admiration to realize the caliber of Wojtasik's talent. Thomas, the well known jazz clinician and himself an excellent trumpet player, was genuinely surprised and full of praise for the astonishing art of young student. The year was 1986. Piotr was 22 and, besides playing in Academy's big band, he cooperated with such groups like After Action Satisfaction, Rotunda Big Band, Blues Session and already famous Young Power. There was still a long way toward his own LP, so the traces of his playing could be found on Young Power LP only. Admired by fellow students Wojtasik graduated from the Academy in 1987. His diploma was a milestone, marking the beginning of a fruitful period in his musical career. Now he could really spread the wings of his rich and creative musical imagination, backed by virtuoso mastery and magnificent sound. The Academy, realizing his potential, asked him to teach trumpet and improvisation at the Jazz Department, and so he joined the faculty. This step very quickly proved beneficial for his students. Even more important was his joining W. Niedziela's group New Presentation, which also enjoyed the cooperation of the phenomenal vocal Lora Szafran. In the fall of that same year, 1988 the group scored a real triumph during Warsaw Jazz Jamboree. The appreciation for the mastery and moving beauty of Wojtasik's art was getting wider and wider. The invitations to cooperate and record started to come. First, he recorded two very well received albums with New Presentation, the one CD with Eryk Kulm's Quintessence, then "Ballads" with Jarek Smietana and a CD with the Travelling Birds Quintet. Teaming with Krzysztof Popek (who once led the Young Power group), flutist, composer and producer, brought further successes highlighting the dimensions of trumpeter's possibilities. In the fall of 1992 Wojtasik joins the Volker Greve - Krzysztof Popek Quintet and records "Places". Reviewing this CD in Jazz Forum, Piotr Iwicki states: "Wojtasik reaffirms his superiority in our country; his playing puts him at the very forefront of European jazz". This present CD brings to life Krzysztof Popek's idea of giving Wojtasik the partners, background and setting, his artistry deserves. Above the background of strings created by them, Wojtasik's trumpet and flugelhorn sound floats, taking on various shades and colours and carying along a wealth of jazz storytelling - drama and tenderness, flashes of strength and subtlety - a truly human message. ---PowerBros, amazon.com

 

O.k., also this is retro, looking back to the early 1960s, accoustic Herbie Hancock. The compositions have complex, forward driving beats and sharp phrases. The first 10 seconds, opening with drums, signal what will happen during the next 42 minutes. Excellent craftsmanship of the players:Piotr Wojtasik trumpet & fluegelhorn, well known David Liebman tenor sax, Leszek Mozdzer piano, Clarence Seay bass and Ronnie Burrage on drums, all playing to the point. Not for nothing this CD was the Jazz Record of the Year in 2003 in Poland, one of the few great Jazz nations in Europe. ---Klaus Mueller, amazon.com

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Piotr Wojtasik – Circle (2007) http://www.theblues-thatjazz.com/pl/jazz/3326-piotr-wojtasik/17650-piotr-wojtasik--circle-2007.html http://www.theblues-thatjazz.com/pl/jazz/3326-piotr-wojtasik/17650-piotr-wojtasik--circle-2007.html Piotr Wojtasik – Circle (2007)

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1. Circle (Piotr Wojtasik)
2. 509 (Piotr Wojtasik)
3. Nicholais Dance (Maciej Sikała)
4. Goose by Goose (Andrzej Jagodziński)
5. Two Pieces with Beatrice (Joachim Mencel)
6. For My Mother (Maciej Sikała)
7. Japanis (Adam Pierończyk)
8. Final (Piotr Wojtasik)

Piotr Wojtasik - trumpet
Zbigniew Namysłowski - soprano saxophone (3)
Francois Theberge - tenor saxophone (2, 6-8)
Henryk Miśkiewicz - bass clarinet (5)
Andrzej Jagodziński - piano
Jean Jacques Avenel - bass
John Betsch - drums
Paul Wertico - percussions (1-3, 7, 8)
Tomas Celis Sanchez - percussions (3-6, 8)
Barbara Witkowska - harp (1, 3- 5, 7, 8)
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Musicians of Teatr Rozrywki in Chorzów City -
Jerzy Jarosik - flute
Beata Brachman-Szymczyk - flute
Aleksander Komorowski - clarinet
Wojciech Front - bassoon
Marek Kuc - french horn

 

Piotr Wojtasik is a jazz trumpeter and composer, born on 10th June 1964 in Wrocław.

He started his professional career at the Music Academy in Katowice where he studied between 1978 and 1983. In 1988 he recorded his first album with New Presentation group and debuted at the most prestigious Polish jazz festival – The Jazz Jamboree.

His first individual album came in 1993 and featured some of the finest orthodox jazz musicians of that time: Jan ‘Ptaszyn’ Wróblewski on tenor saxophone, Wojciech Niedziela on piano, Andrzej Cudzich on double bass and Eryk Kulm on the drums. Since then, he has been amazingly successful as a band leader, recording with the majority of the best Polish artists and some significant jazz players from all around the world (such as David Liebmann, Buster Williams, Ben Riley, Reggie Workman, Vincent Herring Gary Bartz, Wayne Dockery or Wes McCraven).

Yet, among his many prominent associates, Billy Harper and their long-lasting friendship is worth mentioning. They met in the late 1990s when Wojtasik was working on his album entitled Quest. To date, they tour together from time to time and feature on each other’s albums.

20 years into his career, Piotr Wojtasik has became one of the most celebrated trumpeters and a leader of his generation in Poland. He featured numerous times in the Jazz Forum poll Jazz Top, his albums are regularly nominated for Fryderyk Awards (the most important music industry award in Poland), which he won in 2008 in the categories of ‘Best Jazz Artist Of The Year’ and ‘ Best Jazz Album Of The Year’ for his album Circles – recorded with an extended set of woodwinds and brasses, based on the legendary rhythm section of Jean-Jacques Avenel on double bass and John Betsch on the drums. He has toured all around the world visiting the most exciting festivals and legendary jazz clubs (like Vienna’s Porgy & Bess and Paris’ Sun Set).

He does not record often. So far, only eight albums signed ‘Piotr Wojtasik’ have been released but every time they have appeared, they have immediately turned out to be significant and appreciated works. He is also very active as a tutor, being an associate professor at the Institute of Jazz at the Academy of Music in Katowice. He is a popular workshop guest and organizer and a man with an outstanding gift for teaching.

The latest band of Piotr Wojtasik is a jazz quartet comprising of Hungarian tenor saxophonist Viktor Toth, Michał Barański on bass and the marvellous John Betsch on the drums. --- culture.pl

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