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Scratching Fork (Malinowski / Rychlicki / Zadruzynski): Scratching Fork II (Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!))

The 2nd album from the Polish guitar trio of Marek Malinowski on guitar, Robert Rychlicki-Gasowski on double bass & bass guitar, and Wojciech Zadruaynski on drums, performing Malinowski's embraceable mix of lyrically inclined modern jazz compositions with an explorative side, balancing structure with free space for sprightly spontaneity, a beautiful followup.
 

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Marek Malinowski-electric guitar, acoustic guitar, archtop guitar

Robert Rychlicki-Gasowski-double bass, bass guitar

Wojciech Zadruaynski-drums


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UPC: 5904441617528

Label: Listen! Foundation (Fundacja Sluchaj!)
Catalog ID: FSR 03/2024
Squidco Product Code: 34490

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2024
Country: Poland
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at TONN Studio in Lodz, Poland, on December 17th and 18th, 2022.

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"On a perfectly smooth surface of silence, three hurled stones create their patterns of waves. The lines intersect, unite, cancel out, or reinforce each other. Sometimes, they form together a harmonious pattern. At other times, they express the beauty of chaos and entropy. But they always remain in relation to each other - no movement goes unanswered. No energy escapes into nothingness.

These three stones are Scratching Fork. Three musicians with different characters, histories, and registers. Marek Malinowski's guitar and compositions resonate with the full spectrum of harmonies and dissonances, acoustic variations, and powerful riffs. To these sounds, Wojtek Zadruzynski adds rhythmic play and tonal colours on the drums. Robert Rychlicki's double bass provides the complement and foundation for those musical journeys.

Their music, recorded on their second album, is a series of raw sonic journeys through the realms of jazz, rock, and free music. Consistently avoiding staying in one genre for too long, Scratching Fork communicates its emotions, energy, and sensitivity to the listener. They hope that in the expanding circles of waves created by their sounds, listeners can immerse themselves for a few moments longer."-Fundacja Sluchaj


Artist Biographies

Marek Malinowski: Guitarist and composer, graduate of the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz Feliks Nowowiejski majoring in Jazz and Stage Music (specialization - jazz guitar, class of Piotr Olszewski). In February 2014, he established a band - Marek Malinowski Quartet, with which he recorded his debut album "Alone" (Requiem Records, 2015).Together with bass guitarist Wojciech Wo niak, he formed the trio of drummer Rafa Gorzycki in 2014-2017. The group has released the album "Playing" (For Tune, 2016), very well received by critics.

In November 2015, he founded the Scratching Fork trio. It is a project that fully performs the guitarist's original compositions. Currently, he is a member of a band led by Wojciech Jachna, trumpeter from Bydgoszcz. In April 2020, the group debuted with the album "Elements" released by the Krakow-based Audio Cave label.The album "Playing" with his participation was ranked 3rd among the best jazz albums released in 2016 according to Polish-jazz.blog.

-Scratching Fork Facebook Page (Translated by Google) (https://www.facebook.com/scratchingfork/)
4/22/2024

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Robert Rychlicki-G sowski: Bass player and double bass player with many years of stage and studio experience. Always looking for new challenges and open to music in its various guises. He is currently collaborating with the Gospel Omnes Fili Dei Domini Choir and Steve Nash. He co-creates the Szczerbate Zaj czki jazz trio and the Toru Improvisation Group NOW.

-Scratching Fork Facebook Page (Translated by Google) (https://www.facebook.com/scratchingfork/)
4/22/2024

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Wojciech Zadrużyński: A drummer from the town of Copernicus, playing in many bands and music projects, incl. Toothless Bunnies Trio, Griboyedov, OFDD. As a session musician, he plays at the Wilam Horzyca Theater in Toruń, or alongside Mariusz Lubomski. In addition, he has many other minor and less regular "musical stories" on his conscience.

-Scratching Fork Facebook page (Translated by Google) (https://www.facebook.com/scratchingfork/)
4/22/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Over The Precipice 03:21

2. Inflatable Flamingo 09:14

3. O'Keeffe's Erotic Flowers 04:23

4. Somnolence 01:46

5. Anticipation March 05:52

6. Drunk Teddy Bear 04:37

7. Impression on Derek Bailey's Theme 05:18

8. Kiss In A Birch Forest 03:40

9. Vertigo II 05:00

10. Dry Fountain 05:26

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