Modern Jazz / Indie Jazz
Jacek Bothur: tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, clarinet
Adam Kowalewski: bass
Arek Skolik: drums
1. Round Trip [Ornette Coleman]
2. Crepuscule with Nellie [Thelonious Monk]
3. Diverse [Charlie Parker]
4. Flamingo [Ted Grouya]
5. Chelsea Bridge [Billy Strayhorn]
6. Tico Tico [Zequinha de Abreu]
7. Light Bleu [Thelonious Monk]
Recorded by Jacek Dyrda March 10, 2012.
Mixed and mastered by Jacek Dyrda.
Photos by Marta Ignatowicz.
Artwork & design by Adam Nowaczyk
total time - 35:08
"Ramblin'" to tytuł płyty nowego zespołu na scenie polskiego jazzu - trio Bothur / Skolik / Kowalewski. Nowy zespół lecz muzycy doskonale znani, saksofonista Jarosław Bothur to współpracownik m.in. Zbigniewa Wegehaupta, Janusza Muniaka, Piotra Barona, Michała Miśkiewicza, Jerzego Małka, charyzmatyczny perkusista Arek Skolik to współpracownik m.in. Piotra Wojtasika, Zbigniewa Namysłowskiego, Leszka Możdżera, Tomasza Szukalskiego, Mietka Szcześniaka, Lory Szafran, Janusza Muniaka, Piotra Barona, Michała Urbaniaka, Urszuli Dudziak, Jarosława Śmietany, Jana Ptaszyna Wróblewskiego jak też Lee Konitza, Steve'a Logana, Nigela Kennedy'ego i kontrabasista Adam Kowalewski grający w składach Janusza Muniaka, Jana Ptaszyna Wróblewskiego, Tomasza Szukalskiego, Tomasza Stańko, Leszka Możdżear, Adama Pierończyka, Jarosława Śmietany czy też z Bennie Maupinem, Eddie Hendersonem, Gary Bartzem, Johnem Abercrombie, Johnem Purcell'em, Kevinem Mahogany, Scottem Hamiltonem, Karin Krog, Wolfgangiem Puschnigiem.
Zespół w składzie saksofon/kontrabas/perkusja oddaje hołd najsłynniejszym jazzowym formacjom bez instrumentu harmonicznego, tj. trio Sonny'ego Rollinsa, Joe Hendersona, czy Ornette'a Colemana.
Utwory zebrane na płycie, to wybór kompozycji największych twórców w historii jazzu: od Billy'ego Strayhorna, przez Charlie'ego Parkera, po Theloniousa Monka i Ornette'a Colemana. Wszystkie zagrane z wielkim poszanowaniem tradycji (co łączy tych trzech muzyków), surowo, a zarazem z wykorzystaniem współczesnych pomysłów aranżacyjnych, jakie daje trio bez instrumentu harmonicznego.
Mimo odważnego doboru utworów i stylistyk, z założenia ma to być płyta na wskroś jazzowa, prezentująca elegancką i dojrzałą odsłonę jazzu.
The Band gives tribute to the most famous bands of the kind, such as the trio of Sonny Rollins, Joe Henderson, and Ornett Coleman. The pieces included in the album are a compilation of compostitions of the greatest musicians in the history of jazz: Strayhorn, Parker, Monk and Ornett Coleman. All of them were played in a very raw and modern style, with a dose of energy, and at the same time with huge respect for tradition (which is the connecting point between these three musicians). The album is deeply jazzy, and it presents a mature touch of acoustic jazz.
A graduate of the Jazz Institute of the Music Academy "Karol Szymanowski" in Katowice. A laureate of the "Primus Inter Pares" Medal of Honour of the Music Academy "Karol Szymanowski" in Katowice as the best graduate of 2011. A holder of scholarship of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage in the "Young Poland" programme. Since three years he has been included in the JAZZ TOP survey of Jazz Forum magazine in categories of the "Tenor Saxophone" and the "New Hope". He collaborated with many prominent Polish jazz musicians, such as Zbigniew Wegehaupt, Janusz Muniak, Piotr Baron, Michał Miśkiewicz, Jerzy Małek, Arek Skolik, Marian Pawlik. He is a member of the Polish edition of the world-class composer Maria Schneider's orchestra. Jarosław Bothur performed at festivals in Poland and abroad, such as "Chopin Goes Jazz" Festival in Haus Der Musik (Vienna, Austria 2010), "International Jazz Festiwal" (Bansko, Bulgaria 2011), "III Tarnów International Jazz Contest" (Tarnów 2010), "VII International Festival - Jazz in Ruins" (Gliwice 2011). He is a winner of many prestigious prizes, such as the first prize in Jazz Individuality Competition at the "XXXXVI Jazz at the Oder Festival" (Wrocław 2010), the first prize in "XXXIV International Competition of Young Jazz Bands - Jazz Juniors" (Kraków 2010), or an individual distinction at "Krokus Jazz Festival" (Jelenia Góra 2011). In 2010 Jarosław Bothur founded his author quartet, with which he won the major part of the prizes mentioned above. The repertoire of the quartet is made up of compositions of Jarosław Bothur. The band has registered an album "Lilla Chezquiz", published by Jazz Forum Records edition in 2010.
A drummer and composer. Laureate of numerous prizes and awards, such as the title of "the best drummer of the year" and the 2nd prize in category "the drummer of the year" of the monthly magazine "Guitar, Bass and Drums". In 2005 he was honoured by the Mayor of Gliwice for achievements in artistic creation, popularization and preservation of the musical culture. He occupies top positions in the Jazz Forum magazine survey as jazz drummer. Arek Skolik is one of those musicians who do not try to be innovative at all costs, he rather pays respect to decades of tradition, trying to suit them with his musical temperament. As a drummer, he has an exceptional feel of music, as well as perfect skills and swinging vibe, which make him one of the best drummers in the country. He collaborates permanently with Graal band of a trumpeter Ziut Gralak. He recorded with him 4 albums: "Graal 1", "Graal 2", "Truskawki" ("Strawberries"), "Graal - the soundtrack of Łukasz Wylężałek's film "Darmozjad polski". He has his own band called Checkmate, with which he made 2 albums: "Checkmate" and "Mirror Gambit" . He made also his own author's project - the album "Detour Ahead". For several years he was the drummer of Stanisław Soyka, with whom he recorded 2 albums: "Nr 17" and "Live Pstrąg Zakopane". He perfoms with Joachim Mencel in the following bands: JMTrio and Mencel, Logan, Skolik, as well as with Jerzy Milian in the band "Sticks Quintet". Other albums with his participation include "It's not easy" - New Bone, "On a misty night" - Skolik/Ślusarczyk/Kupiec, "Jitte" - Tymon Tymański Yass Ensemble. He collaborated with the top Polsih jazz musicians, such as: Maciej Sikała, Piotr Wojtasik, Zbigniew Namysłowski, Leszek Możdżer, Tomasz Szukalski, Mietek Szcześniak, Lora Szafran, Janusz Muniak, Piotr Baron, Michał Urbaniak, Urszula Dudziak, Jarosław Śmietana, Jerzy Małek, Jan Ptaszyn Wróblewski, as well as with outstanding foreign jazz musicians, such as: Lee Konitz, Steve Logan, Nina Stiller, Nigel Kennedy, John Zorn, or Ronnie Cuber.
A graduate of the Department of Jazz and Entertainment Music (double bass) of the Jazz Institute of the Music Academy "Karol Szymanowski" in Katowice, where he is currently a lecturer. He collaborated with the most outstanding Polish jazz musicians, such as: Janusz Muniak, Jan Ptaszyn Wróblewski, Tomasz Szukalski, Tomasz Stańko, Leszek Możdżer, Adam Pierończyk, Jarosław Śmietana. He performed also with such international stars as Bennie Maupin, Eddie Henderson, Gary Bartz, John Abercrombie, John Purcell, Kevin Mahogany, Steve McCraven, John Gross, Scott Hamilton, Duffy Jackson, Dolph Castellano, Karin Krog, Andy Mandorff, Wolfgang Puschnig, Dave Friedman, Tuna Otenel, Rusty Jones.
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