Clarinetist, bass clarinetist and vocalist, born on December 19th, 1968, in Gdańsk.
At the age of eight Mazzoll started studying music with professor Tadeusz Kamiński, and by the late 1980s he was performing in punk and alternative groups. He began adding elements of off-jazz to his music and became part of the "yass" scene – an alternative musical movement that sprung up in opposition to the existing jazz establishment, combining rock, ethno and free improvisation. Mazzoll has performed in a number of bands – in general, every different combination of yass musicians is given a new name. These included Arhythmic Perfection, Knuth/Mazzoll, Miłość, Kazik i Mazzoll, Kury, Pieces of Brain and NRD, as well as Niebieski Lotnik, The Prozelits, Mazzoll & Arhythmic Memory, Mazzoll & Arhythmic Brain, Mazzoll & Diffusion Ensemble, Mazzoll & LooDzisco and Perpleks. He worked with musicians such as Django Bates, Peter Brotzmann, Jon Dobie, Alfred Harth, Kazik, Peter Kowald, Vytautas Labutis, Jeffrrey Morgan, Tony Oxley, Olga Szwajgier, Tomasz Stańko, Tymon Tymański and Olo Walicki.
While he is known to be one of the most important musicians connected with the Bydgoszcz cult club Mózg and with the Trójmiasto (Tri-city - Gdańsk, Gdynia, Sopot) yass scene, he has also performed frequently in Warsaw. In 1991 Mazzoll came up with the musical idea of "arhythmic perfection" for which he created improvised arhythmic compositions, sometimes using drawings instead of notes. He incorporates elements of classical jazz in his work, as well as folk (klezmer music from Amsterdam) and contemporary music. He was lauded by Jazz Forum as being one of the most interesting clarinet players in Poland.
Mazzoll also creates multimedia installations, and has tried his hand at writing avant-garde films. In the early 1990's he was connected with the multimedia gallery Delikatesy-Avantgarde, which Polityka Magazine declared in 1994 to be one of the most interesting galleries in Poland.
- Niebieski Lotnik (Tomasz Gwinciński - drums, percussion; Wojciech Mazolewski - bass)
- Mazzoll & Arhythmic Perfection (Janusz Zdunek - trumpet, Sławomir Janicki - bass, Jacek Majewski - percussion, Tomasz Gwinciński - drums)
- Arhythmic Brain (Sławomir Janicki - bass; Jacek Majewski - drums, percussion)
- Arhythmic Memory
- Mazzoll & Arhythmic Perfection "a" (GOWI, 1995)
- Single 3 (blauHOFFER, 2000)
- Arhythmic Brain ‘From the Beginning to the End' (Mózg Production, 2003)
Author: Marek Romański, January 2009