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Jaskułke Sextet: “Komeda Recomposed”

Sławek Jaskułke Sextet – Komeda Recomposed

For many years, Sławek Jaskułke has been working on achieving a unique, special sound, both in terms of composition, as well as methods of sound recording and selection of instruments.

SEA – an album recorded in the studio, on a piano with a moderator, released in 2014, was a breakthrough in his work. The sound delighted both Sławek and his fans, which was ultimately confirmed by the 2015 award for the sound of the album given to the artist by the High Fidelity audiophile magazine. Since then, Sławek recorded and performed mainly on upright pianos. This choice was dictated by the lack of possibility for installing a moderator – the element which offers this characteristic sound – on a piano.

Komeda Recomposed Project

The music for a jazz sextet composed by Jaskułke is an interpretation and reference to the work of Krzysztof Komeda. Looking back in music is very valuable, since it enables us to learn the language of the old masters. This is very helpful in the process of shaping one’s own style. […] Krzysztof Komeda invited young artists – Zbyszek Namysłowski and Tomek Stańko, as well as many others – to record this album, which turned out to be a seminal piece for Polish jazz scene. Following in his footsteps, Sławek Jaskułke decided to work with the new, young wave of Polish jazz: Piotr Chęcki and Michał Ciesielski playing saxophones and Emil Miszek playing the trumpet, supported by more experienced musicians – Roman Ślefarski on drums and Piotr Kułakowski on double bass.

Band:

Sławek Jaskułke (piano)
Emil Miszk (trumpet, flugehorn)
Piotr Chęcki (baritone sax)
Michał Jan Ciesielski (alto sax)
Piotr Kułakowski (double bass)
Roman Ślefarski (drums)