Tomasz Dąbrowski: trumpet
Irek Wojtczak: soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
Piotr Mania: piano
Adam Żuchowski: double bass
Kuba Staruszkiewicz: drums
Play me your music – said Ravi Coltrane years ago, to the Polish participants of the SIM workshop. What does „your music” mean? Is it the music you love, the music desire to play, the one you study thoroughly or the one you've been listening to as a child and it awakened your imagination for the first time? Or perhaps, the one considered our roots music for historical and traditional reasons? How can we meet the criterion of „ourness” and how can we determine which music is more „our” than other: jazz from overseas or local folk that has nothing to do with any sea.
Certainly, each participant of that workshop understood the task differently. Irek Wojtczak decided to reach for the Polish folk music, in which he had been interested long before Ravi Coltrane asked. So, neither rock covers, nor fascinating and admired jazz, but a kujon (folk dance from Łęczyca region) presented by an elderly folk musician Tadeusz Kubiak, was the music that I....... more