Thursday, June 9, 2011

Aga Zaryan new record coming soon!!!

Aga Zaryan has sparked an imagination of not only jazz audience by her last "Looking Walking Being" (2010). Universally accaimed by critics and press this album was full of gracious music that was simultanously easy-to-hum and yet played in so refined way that it might appeal to more ambitious lovers of jazz music as well. Great part of such a success should be ascribed to excellent sidemen sorrunding Aga Zaryan on that recording: Michał Tokaj (piano), Michał Barański (double bass), Łukasz Żyta (drums), David Doruzka (guitar) and fantastic Munyungo Jackson (percussion).

Her new project features a bit different yet still very strong cast: while Michał Tokaj ("Bird Alone") and Munyungo Jackson remain, excellent bassist Darek Oleszkiewicz ("Penumbra") and guitarist Larry Koonse join. They will certainly alter the sound of Aga Zaryan band, especially since this time the project is much more ambitious than with her last recording. She has undertaken to record 12 songs to texts of Polish Nobel Prize winning poet Czesław Miłosz and to texts of some of his favourite poetesses like Anna Świrszczyńska, Jane Hierschfield and Denise Levertov.

The album will be issued again by Blue Note which secures not only appropriate marketing and availability throughout the world but also the highest possible recording level. Taking all what was said into account "The Book Of Luminous Things" seems like absolute must-listen in Polish jazz this year...

Check this link for incredibly beautiful song "Kalinowym mostem" by Polish poetess Krystyna Krahelska (from Aga Zaryan's album "Umiera piękno"):



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