Thursday, May 26, 2011

Przemek Strączek Trio - Earthy Room (2007)

Przemek Strączek (guitar)
Andrzej Zielak (double bass)
Sebastian Frankiewicz (drums)

Back in 2007 I simply overlooked this record which is debut album of guitarist Przemek Strączek as a leader. The trio plays fine and image from cover containing a promise of cool jazz music is certainly fulfilled. But I would not probably decide to go back to this record, since in his newest outing "Light & Shadow" Strączek delivers much more interesting music. The reason for this rehearsal is recent concert of Strączek I attended, during which a beautiful tune from this CD was played titled "Osorno" (volcano located in Chile). I recommend to check YouTube film to listen to this gracious tune. 
Summarizing, this album shows how rapid is development of Strączek career: he started with "Earthy Room" in trio format, a good disc containing mostly standards; then he recorded "Light & Shadow" with even better cast and featuring string quartet, containing mostly originals and displaying his significant compositional talent. Next he plans to add saxophone to his band and perhaps move more toward improvised music. Fare well on this noble errand Przemek!

Author of text: Maciej Nowotny (


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