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Tarwid, Grzegorz Trio ( w/ Mucha / Karch): Flowers (Clean Feed)

Lyrically upbeat and expressive piano trio compositions from Polish pianist Grzegorz Tarwid and his trio with double bassist Max Mucha and drummer Albert Karch, all active performers on the Polish and European free jazz secene, here in six works of diverse moods that start with Latin tinges and seamlessly work through playful and pointillistic pieces to end in a tranquil "Sleep".
 

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Grzegorz Tarwid-piano

Max Mucha-double bass

Albert Karch-drums, percussion


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UPC: 5609063006391

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF639CD
Squidco Product Code: 34151

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2023
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Pasterska 7 in Warsaw, Poland, on October 1st and 2nd, 2022, by Piotr Zabrodzki.

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"One of the most captivatingly versatile pianists to emerge from Polish music academia in recent years, Grzegorz Tarwid is as influenced by Brian Eno's earliest ambient adventures and the eclectic rhythmic hustle of the ultra-hip Ugandan Nyege Nyege scene as he is steeped in the traditions of East European and Scandinavian jazz.

Initially honing his chops under the tutelage of Polish piano maestros such as Wojciech Kamiński, Andrzej Jagodziński and Michał Tokaj, Tarwid later embarked on a formative sojourn to Copenhagen where he immersed himself in Denmark's free improv school, a move which also saw him begin to enrich his uncompromising creations with elements drawing on everything from classical minimalism and Brazilian bossa to clubland beats and non-idiomatic experimentation.

All these disparate influences sensitively pervade the delicious melodies and painterly abstracts heard on Flowers, a deeply poignant, absorbing, and occasionally playful album - inspired by the delicacy of blossoming plants and the changeability of surrounding nature - which partners Tarwid with his fellow countrymen, double-bassist Max Mucha and drummer Albert Karch (who has previously played alongside Tarwid in Sundial Trio).

The trio is caught here in fullest bloom across two Warsaw studio sessions, moving seamlessly between the skittering runs of 'Baiao B' and the tender Latin-tinged, low-end arco hum of the spellbinding 'Oberek', the ensemble proving themselves maestros of many moods. 'Kirchen Madchen' is an insistent punch to the solar plexus, rowdy in the company it keeps, while the droopy-lidded pulse of 'Sleep' is a sumptuous lullaby to a dream-weaving sweetheart.

Tarwid's lyrical pointillism throughout recalls the expressiveness of Paul Bley, while the graceful contributions of Mucha and Karch subtly revitalise old piano-trio conventions, their artful embellishments complementing their leader's chiaroscuro, rendering Flowers a future classic, a landmark set to elevate Tarwid's already burgeoning rep."-Clean Feed


Artist Biographies

"Grzegorz Tarwid - pianist and composer. He has gathered experience from many masters of Polish pianism: first from the veteran of traditional jazz Wojciech Kamiński, then Andrzej Jagodziński and Michał Tokaj. He has moved then to Copenhagen to study and be inspired by the Danish free improvised school: Jacob Anderskov and Carsten Dahl. He toured with Zbigniew Namysłowski, Maciej Obara but also with Marcin Masecki and Jan Młynarski. He co-creates: trio Sundial with Wojciech Jachna and Albert Karch, duo Diomede with saxophonist Tomasz Markanicz, SPRZEDAM project with Macio Moretti and Jędrzej Łagodziński and Alfons Slik with Szymon Gąsiorek. He was a curator of the Piano Room festival in Warsaw club SPATiF in January 2019."

-Grzegorz Tarwid Website (http://tarwid.pl/en/about-me/)
2/28/2024

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"Max Mucha: Jazz double bass player, graduate of the Jazz Institute of the Academy of Music in Katowice. He currently lives in Berlin and is active on the Polish and European music scene. He has cooperated with such musicians as Dominik Wania, Adam Pierończyk, Mateusz Pospieszalski, Maciej Obara, Kuba Płużek, Elias Stemeseder, Max Andrzejewski, Szymon Mika. He has performed at many European festivals, including the Jazzfest Berlin, Moers Festival, Warsaw Summer Jazz Days. Winner of many awards at European festivals, such as: Jazz Hoileaart in Belgium, Getxo Jazz in Spain or Jazz Juniors."

-GoOut (https://goout.net/en/max-mucha/pztxleg/)
2/28/2024

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"Polish jazz drummer of the younger generation, best known for his collaborations with Japanese folk icon Ichiko Aoba. He has also performed with Tomasz Dabrowski, Kuba Janicki, Wojtek Jachna and Grzegorz Tarwid, among others. He co-founded the bands Into Interlude and Sundial, and composes in his spare time. Graduate of Rytmisk Musikkonservatorium Copenhagen, and former student of Polish drumming legend Czeslaw Bartkowski."

-GoOut (https://goout.net/en/albert-karch/pzbjqtf/)
2/28/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Baiao B 6:34

2. Oberek 11:24

3. Barok i Barcelona 7:22

4. The Wedding 8:47

5. Kirchen Madchen 5:43

6. Sleep 15:20

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Clean Feed
Improvised Music
Jazz
Free Improvisation
Piano Trio (Piano Bass Drums)
European Improvisation, Composition and Experimental Forms
Trio Recordings
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