Marcin Wasilewski Trio - German Tour
Marcin Wasilewski Trio, fot. © Tomasz Sikora / ECM Records
The Marcin Wasilewski Trio performs in six cities across Germany, performing pieces from their current album "Faithful".
The trio, led by Marcin Wasilewski on piano, features bassist Slawomir Kurkiewicz and drummer Michal Miskiewicz. The trio was founded in the mid-'90s and initially operated under the name of the Simple Acoustic Trio. A few years later, they formed a regular quartet after Tomasz Stańko jointed the group. In 2005 they released their first album for ECM, entitled , "Trio". In time, the band took on the name of its leader and recorded their first album as the Marcin Wasilewski Trio in 2008.
In early March the trio released a new album entitled "Faithful", recorded in August last year in Lugano under the watchful eye of producer Manfred Eicher. In addition to songs written by the leader, the album included compositions by Hermeto Pascoal, Hanssa Eisler and Paul Bley. The title song was inspired by Ornette Coleman's "The Empty Foxhole".
In this renaissance period for the unplugged jazz piano trio, several names still come to mind - the Bad Plus, Brad Mehldau, the late Esbjörn Svensson - before that of Poland's Marcin Wasilewski. But the stock of Wasilewski's threesome steadily rose through the noughties, and a recent American tour, an acclaimed album and a trip round the UK are signs of the group's decisive emergence from jazz's backwaters.
-John Fordham, www.guardian.co.uk
German Tour - Concert schedule:
- Bremen - April 8
- Hannover - April 9
- Munich - April 10
- Leipzig - April 11
- Cologne - 12 April
- Stuttgart -April 15
Source: Polish Institute in Dusseldorf.