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Gadt, Anna / Zbigniew Chojnacki / Krzysztof Gradziuk: Renaissance Gesualdo [2 CDs] (Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))

An epic journey in free vocal improvised music from the trio of vocalist Anna Gadt with Zbigniew Chojnacki on accordion & live electronics and Krzysztof Gradziuk on drums, performing live in the studio in Nieport, Poland, with arrangements, deconstructions and original music by Anna Gadt, along with the theme from "Monumentum pro Gesualdo" by Igor Stravinski.
 

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Anna Gadt-voice

Zbigniew Chojnacki-accordion, live electronics

Krzysztof Gradziuk-drums


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UPC: 5905279364998

Label: Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!)
Catalog ID: 13/2021
Squidco Product Code: 31310

Format: 2 CDs
Condition: New
Released: 2021
Country: Poland
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
CD 1 recorded live at Tokarnia Studio, in Nieport, Poland, on May 26th and 27th, 2021, by Jan Smoczynski.

CD 2 recorded live on December 15th, 2018 by Wojciech Krzywicki.

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An epic journey in free vocal improvised music from the trio of vocalist Anna Gadt with Zbigniew Chojnacki on accordion & live electronics and Krzysztof Gradziuk on drums, performing live in the studio in Nieport, Poland, with arrangements, deconstructions and original music by Anna Gadt, along with the theme from "Monumentum pro Gesualdo" by Igor Stravinski.


Artist Biographies

"Anna Gadt, chanteuse, improviser, composer. A representative of the European jazz stage who combines free improvisation, classical music and contemporary jazz. She has recorded 5 original albums. In 2018 she has been nominated for the prestigious Polish Fryderyk Award for the best artist.The Grand Prix at Jazz Struggle, the international competition for singing musicians and the acclaim of Billy Harper, the head of jury, determined a breakthrough in her artistic work. She toured in France, Germany, Switzerland, Latvia, Slovakia, Poland. She participated in Polish Stage at Jazz European Conference. Apart from singing comprehended in traditional way, she seeks for the unusual sounds and techniques of performance. Her concept refers to the improvised music, in which there is no division into the accompanying band and the leader. Such a unity highlights the wealth of differences between the musicians and the value of mutual complementarity. The search for the common idea, the daring and spontaneous creation happening "here and now," become the aim."

-Anna Gadt Website (https://www.annagadt.pl/bio)
5/28/2024

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Zbigniew Chojnacki: Polish Accordion player, improviser. The music and sounds sees the ease and conventionally, the most important is dialogue and encounter with another man. Any form emit a sound, it is facilitated to make contact with people, is inspired by the elements most often not directly related to music, as he says "old washing machine, a blade of grass, the sound of the engine can be inspiring."

-FSR (https://fsrecords.net/artists/zbigniew-chojnacki/)
5/28/2024

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Krzysztof Gradziuk: "A jazz drummer and teacher. A graduate of the Institute of Jazz at the Academy of Music in Katowice. In 2003 he was awarded a one-term scholarship from the Hohschule für Musik und Theater in Leipzig (Germany) and in 2004 he took part in the Summer Jazz Workshop in Louisville (USA) in the class of John Riley and Steve Davis. In 2004 he was granted the scholarship of the Minister of Culture and Arts. Since 2001 he has been a member of the RGG piano trio, one of the major jazz ensembles in the country.

Other groups he is permanently involved with include: Maciej Obara Quartet, Anna Gadt Quartet, Maciej Fortuna Trio, Daniel Popiałkiewicz Quartet and Leszek Kułakowski Trio. He is currently teaching in the percussion class at the Institute of Jazz at the Academy of Music in Katowice, at the Faculty of Jazz at the Fryderyk Chopin State Music Schools (2nd Degree) in Warsaw as well as at the Post-secondary Henryk Majewski Jazz Study in Warsaw."

-Culture.PL (https://culture.pl/en/artist/krzysztof-gradziuk)
5/28/2024

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Track Listing:



CD1



1. In Te Domine Speravi 08:55

2. Madrygal 08:06

3. Monumentum 06:34

4. Moro Lasso 03:13

5. A mountain doesn't know it's tall 05:04

6. Dolora 10:40

7. Tristis 07:29

CD2



1. Part I 18:34

2. Part II 20:05

3. Part III 8:12

4. Part IV 11:36

5. Part V 4:57

6. Part VII 7:09

Related Categories of Interest:


Improvised Music
Free Improvisation
Electro-Acoustic
Electro-Acoustic Improv
European Improvisation, Composition and Experimental Forms
Trio Recordings
Unusual Vocal Forms

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