The group is to present material from their new album Spark of Life at jazz festivals in Argentina and Chile.
The Marcin Wasilewski Trio is to perform at two jazz festivals in Argentina: Cordoba Jazz Festival and Buenos Aires International Jazz Festival, as well as at the EU Jazz Festival in Santiago, Chile. The concerts are part of a tour promoting their latest album Spark of Life.
The album, released on 7th October 2012, is the 8th in the trio’s discography. The musicians recorded it with a guest appearance from Swedish tenor Joakim Mildr, who is also taking part in the tour. The subtle tone of his saxophone may already be known to the Polish audience from the legendary Tomasz Stańko album Litania, which also featured a contribution from the musician. Apart from Marcin Wasilewski’s authorial compositions such as the eponymous Spark of Life, the musicians will interpret classic jazz works such as Krzysztof Komeda’s Sleep Safe and Warm – a composition for the famous film Rosemary’s Baby by Roman Polański, and Herbie Hancock’s Actual Proof, as well as works from the classical music tradition (Largo by Grażyna Bacewicz) and rock music (hits by Hey and The Police).
The album has already received enthusiastic reviews from the jazz community:
This album is like an excellent film: it gives a thunderous impression at the first approach and afterwards it reveals more and more secrets, inclines us to reflect and stop for a while in our everyday pursuits. (…) If anyone is ever looking for an album on which the disciple (a long-term Tomasz Stańko accompanist) goes artistically a step further than his boss, this album may be such a stepping stone – wrote Piotr Iwicki in Jazz Forum.
The Marcin Wasilewski Trio’s line-up features, apart from band leader Marcin Wasilewski on piano, double bassist Sławomir Kurkieiwcz and drummer Michał Miśkiewicz. The band, which formed in 1993, is considered to be one of the most distinguished and unique jazz bands of its generation and is one of the jazz bands which plays abroad most frequently.
Source: www.marcinwasilewskitrio.com , Jazz Forum, ed. PZ, transl. szm, November 2014