Friday, June 22, 2012

Andrzej Jagodziński / Marcin Masecki - Tribute To Marek & Wacek (Polonia Records, 1998)

Andrzej Jagodziński / Marcin Masecki

Marcin Masecki - piano
Andrzej Jagodziński - piano
Wojciech Pulcyn - bass
Grzegorz Grzyb - drums

Tribute To Marek & Wacek (Polonia Records, 1998)

That is kind of enterprise in Polish Jazz one could only dream of. Old generation master Andrzej Jagodziński meets young prodigy Marcin Masecki. But instead of dreams-come-true music it resulted in nightmare. Their styles so competely do not fit each other that in order to save this session they had to make music as shallow, unimaginative and trivial as possible. I am witing all this without satisfaction. I had great expectances towards meeting of both these artists, the more so the idea of this project is very interesting. Marek & Wacek was legendary piano due in Polish music which was verging gracefully between pop, classical and jazz music. Imagination and flair they displayed in their music surely deserves tribute but... not of that kind...

Track listing:
1. Wesoły wieśniak (Schumann)
2. Symfonia nr 4 „Włoska” (Mendelssohn-Bartholdy)
3. Uwertura do opery „Wilhelm Tell” (Rossini)
4. What'll I Do (Berlin)
5. 24 Kaprys (Paganini)
6. Koncert a-moll (Grieg)
7. Blues (Masecki)
8. Suita „Peer Gynt” (Grieg)
9. Badineria (Bach)
10. America (Bernstein)
11. Kołysanka (Brahms)

By Maciej Nowotny

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