Saturday, August 18, 2012

Radek Nowicki Quartet - Live (Jazz Forum, 2007)

Radek Nowicki Quartet 

Radek Nowicki - soprano saxophone
Michał Tokaj - piano
Michał Jaros - double bass
Michał Miśkiewicz - drums

Live (Jazz Forum, 2007)

On releasing his CD, Nowicki was aged thirty-one—exactly the same age as Coltrane at the time of his first original album. A pure coincidence and, of course, of no particular significance, and yet it seems like a good omen. After all, if this somewhat accidental record is so good, then what might we expect from those that are meticulously planned... In any case, this is a very mature debut, not only in respect to his performance skills […] and compositional talent. We should also emphasise Nowicki’s general approach to music, his way of thinking and treating jazz […]. Nowicki’s compositions lead to open structures. Aerial and Moonrose are characterised by an aesthetically effective, rough-edged lyricism […] 

By Adam Poprawa, Odra

Track listing:
1. Aerial (Radek Nowicki) 13:14
2. Footprints (Wayne Shorter) 15:26
3. Moonrose (Radek Nowicki) 11:36
4. ESP (Wayne Shorter) 09:28

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