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Malecki, Artur & The Creature Trio (w/ Chmiel / Aftyka): Widoki (Fundacja Sluchaj!)

Widoki, Polish for Views, is the debut album of the free improvising trio of Artur Malecki on drums, Michal Aftyka on double bass & electric bass and Przemylaw Chmiel on tenor & soprano saxophones, performing seven compositions from drummer Malecki and one collective improvisation, a strong and wide-ranging set of recordings from a band with a fresh perspective on creative jazz.

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UPC: 75904441617177

Label: Fundacja Sluchaj!
Catalog ID: 16 | 20221
Squidco Product Code: 32393

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2022
Country: Poland
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at studio Tokarnia 2.0 in Nieporet, Poland, on January 25th, and February 4th, 2022, by Jan Smoczynski.


Artur Malecki-drums, composition

Michal Aftyka-double bass, electric bass

Przemyslaw Chmiel-tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone

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"Artur Małecki, student in the percussion class of dr hab. Łukasz Żyta and Dr. Wojciech Fedkowicz became the laureate of the Jazz Phonographic Debut 2022 competition, organized by the National Institute of Music and Dance. The author's project "Artur Małecki & The Creature" with the publishing house "Listen Foundation", which includes his compositions, was awarded.

Artur Małecki - a graduate of the Stanisław Moniuszko State Music School Complex in Łódź in the class of Radosław Bolewski and the Jazz Department of the Stanisław Moniuszko State Music School Complex in Łódź. Fryderyk Chopin in Warsaw in the class of Dr. Krzysztof Gradziuk, currently a student of the Academy of Music. K. Penderecki in Krakow in the percussion class of dr hab. Łukasz Żyta and Dr. Wojciech Fedkowicz.

He is the leader of a project co-created with recognized musicians of the young Polish jazz scene - Michał Aftyka and Przemysław Chmiel ("Artur Małecki & The Ceature"). .in. Blue Note Competition Poznań, Jazz on the Odra, Tarnów International Jazz Contest, Krokus Jazz Festival."

-Akademia Muzyczna im. Krzysztofa Pendereckiego w Krakowie (Translated by Google) (

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Michał Aftyka is double bass player from Warsaw, Poland. He is known for the groups Travel Adapter, Jah Trio, his work with Eric Terino, and Artur Malecki & The Creature Trio.

-Michal Aftyka Facebook (

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"Przemysław Chmiel - saxophonist playing the soprano and tenor saxophone. A graduate of ZPSM im. Fryderyk Chopin in Warsaw (", Bednarska") in the saxophone class of Łukasz Poprawski. Currently a student of the Academy of Music. Karol Szymanowski in Katowice in the class of Marcin Kaletka.

Winner of the 2nd place at the IX International Jazz Improvisation Competition in Katowice in 2019. Winner of the First Prize in the Solo category at the Tarnów Jazz Contest 2018. That year, together with the original Przemysław Chmiel Quartet, he won the 2nd place at the 2018 Blue Note Poznań Competition. With Natalia Kordiak's band, he won 2nd place at the Tarnów Jazz Contest 2017.

In 2019, two albums with Przemysław Chmiel were released. The first is "Bajka" by Natalia Kordiak Quintet. The premiere of the album - released by the Slovak HevHetia label - took place in Prague, Czech Republic, as part of the Voicingers on Tour festival. "Bajka" received great reviews, was included in many lists of the best albums of 2019 and was nominated for the Fryderyk award in the "Phonographic debut of the year - jazz" category. The second album is, "Word on T." by Sabina Meck Sextet (SJ Records). The album also received great reviews and was recognized as one of the best vocal albums of 2019."

-Polish-Jazz Globspot (Translated by Google) (

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track listing:

1. Stwor 9:20

2. Wiosna 5:29

3. Wysoki 11:05

4. White Tiger 8:57

5. Widoki podczas podrozy w poszukiwaniu nowej planety dla Ziemian 6:21

6. On Structure 6:51

7. Improvisation III 7:03

8. Formblock 6:46
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"Three very young men in their CD debut. The leader is Artur Malecki 20-year-old drummer and composer who creates music with Michal Aftyka on double bass and bass guitar and Przemyslaw Chmiel on soprano and tenor saxophones. On Widoki you have a chance to listen to the most promising and youngest generation of the Polish jazz scene."-Fundacja Siuchaj

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