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Chmiel, Przemyslaw Quartet: Witchcraft (Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))

Led by Polish multi-reedist and composer Przemyslaw Chmiel and his quartet of Mateusz Gramburg on piano, Piotr Narajowski on double bass, and Michał Szeligowski on drums, this is their debut album, presenting a sophisticated set of structured compositions that allow for great spontaneity and lyricism, a strong start for this expressive young band.

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UPC: 5905279364745

Label: Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!)
Catalog ID: FSR 16 | 2020
Squidco Product Code: 29566

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2020
Country: Poland
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Cavatina Non Profit Studio, Bielsko-Biala, Poland, on July 1st, 2nd and 3rd 2019, by Piotr Wilmanowicz.


Przemyslaw Chmiel-tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, clarinet, composer

Mateusz Gramburg-piano

Piotr Narajowski-double bass

Michał Szeligowski-drums

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Artist Biographies:

"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."

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Mateusz Gramburg is a a graduate of the Post-secondary Jazz School Henryk Majewski and the jazz department at the Music Academy Karol Szymanowski in Katowice. He is known for the group Przemysław Chmiel Quartet. (

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Piotr Narajowski is a Polish bass and double bass player. He is know for the groups Przemysław Chmiel Quartet, and Sabina Meck Sextet.

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track listing:

1. Jurassic Park 6:50

2. Dear Wayne 12:01

3. False Prophets 8:31

4. Metropolis And Mental Life 8:32

5. Improvisation II 6:09

6. Mirkwood 5:51

7. You Know Nothing, Jon Snow 5:33

8. Witchcraft 8:03
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"Debut album of one of the most interesting saxophone players in the youngest generation on the Polish jazz scene. Przemyslaw Chmiel with his musical friends builds the quartet inspired by greats jazz legends but add to the music his own thought and own ideas. Let's listen to the young musician who could become not only a good jazzman but also a very interesting improvising musician!"-Fundacja Sluchaj

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