Raphael Rogiński became the most original polish guitar player. For some the master of klezmer free jazz, for another experimenter of Fennesz quality. And recently he recorded the compositions of Jan Sebastian Bach...
"Bach Bleach" it’s the most amazing album recorded in the last few years in Poland. The release was excommunicated by the Polish Bach Association immediately after its publishing. There is no better recommendation than that!
Rogiński explains some aspects of his work on the record:
My arrangements are rather free – not only in terms of sound, but also pace, rhythm, texture… I don’t believe in ideal, pure Bach, performed note for note. If the west European tradition can be divided in mathematical-tomistic and intuitive-popular stream, I deem myself definitely closer to the latter one. When we were recording this album I listened to some recordings of a highly esteemed, French harpsichord player Pierre Hantai and I was te....... more