Wednesday, May 9, 2012

New Bone - Destined (2012) by Maciej Nowotny

New Bone (band)

Tomasz Kudyk – trumpet & flugelhorn
Marcin Ślusarczyk – alto saxophone
Paweł Kaczmarczyk – piano
Maciej Adamczak – bass
Dawid Fortuna – drums

special guests:
Jan Pilch – percussions
Tomasz Grzegorski – tenor saxophone

 Destined (2012)

This is third release by New Bone after debut "Something For Now" (2004) and "It's Not Easy" (2009). Ensemble is led by trumpeter Tomasz Kudyk who also penned all compositions. As on last recording he is accompanied by Marcin Ślusarczyk on alto saxophone, Paweł Kaczmarczyk on pianio and Maciej Adamczak on double bass. As for regular members of band veteran drummer Arek Skolik was replaced by young Dawid Fortuna who plays on regular basis in Paweł Kaczmarczyk trio who is most prominent musician of all of them with one album recorded already for ACT in 2009 ("Complexity In Simplicity"). Additionaly two guests are appearing that is Jan Pilch on percussion and Tomek Grzegorski on tenor saxophone.

Regardless all these changes in personnel music remains basically the same as on previous albums of this group. It may be described as classical jazz. Definitely not avangarde and not even mainstream as jazz as music is defined by searching for novelty and there is nothing new in this music. On the other hand it is so well played, with such a dedication and enthusiasm that one cannot deny it its value. Hommage to golden years of jazz as it was in 50ties or 60ties last century it shall appeal to all those that look at this form of jazz as final and impossible to be surpassed by any modern innovations. Seen from this very specific point of view it may even very well be one of best releases in Polish jazz in this year 2012...

Track listing: 1. We’ll see; 2. New Ballad for...; 3. Altanowa 18; 4. Like me; 5. At last free; 6. Destined...; 7. Straight and Swingly; 8. Oh! The end

By Maciej Nowotny

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