The Marcin Wasilewski Trio, consisting of Marcin Wasilewski, Sławomir Kurkiewicz and Michał Maśkiewicz will play several concerts in Belgium and Netherlands between 15th and 21st February 2016, along with a special guest: Joakim Milder on saxophone.
The concerts are the next stage of the trio’s European tour to promote their last album Spark of Life. It is the group’s fourth record, published by the prominent ECM Records in Munich (the company has been repeatedly Best Record Label in the yearly critics poll by Down Beat magazine). Besides Tomasz Stańko, Marcin Wasilewski Trio are the only Polish musicians recording with ECM Records.
The trio’s most recent album received numerous Polish jazz awards in 2014 only a couple of months after its premiere. It was certified gold after just 6 weeks and earned them the titles Album of the Year 2014 and Acoustic Band of the Year 2014 in the annual survey by Jazz Forum Magazine. Spark of Life was also awarded a Fryderyk award in the Best Jazz Album of the Year category. In addition, the trio’s leader Marcin Wasilewski received his eighth Fryderyk, this time in the Jazz Artist of the Year category.
In the second half of the year, the group is preparing a tour of the USA and Canada.
Sources: promo materials, compiled by PW, translated by OK, 16 Feb 2016