Piotr Schmidt Quartet feat. Wojciech Niedziela - Tribute To Tomasz Stańko


Piotr Schmidt Quartet feat. Wojciech Niedziela - Tribute To Tomasz Stańko
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Piotr Schmidt Quartet feat. Wojciech Niedziela - Tribute To Tomasz Stańko

Overall this is a wonderfully executed and cleverly planned piece of music, which achieves the ambitious goal assigned to it in full. It is also a textbook example of what "tribute" albums should sound like, as well as a wonderful example of a bridge over a chasm of the infamous generation gap, which enables a smooth transition of the heritage from one generation to another. Polish Jazz at its best!

Adam Baruch (The Soundtrack Of My Life) 

A wonderful homage to the master of the trumpet. This may become Poland’s jazz album of 2018!

Michał Dybaczewski (Kurier Lubelski)  

Those fragments in which the narrative focuses around Niedziela's subtle piano overpower the listener with their beauty and tranquility, like the loveliest ballads.​

Adam Domagała (JazzPress / Zdzazzemlzej) 

There rushes through this album an incredibly jazzy gust and glow of Stańko’s music, but this tribute isn’t imitative: it’s the sophisticated esthetics of modern jazz (...) One of the most important publications of Polish jazz.

Dionizy Piątkowski (Era Jazzu)

I'm thrilled by the beauty of this music. 

Marek Bania (Jazz TV) 

 

The outstanding trumpeter Piotr Schmidt, accompanied by the superlative pianist Wojciech Niedziela, and the sensational RGG Trio’s bassist Maciej Garbowski and drummer Krzysztof Gradziuk, is back with a new project: Tribute to Tomasz Stańko, paying homage to the giant of Polish jazz who died only a few months ago.

Piotr Schmidt Quartet’s newest album, Tribute to Tomasz Stańko, launched in Gliwice on 7 December 2018. The album has been recorded with the participation of one of Poland’s best jazz pianists, Wojciech Niedziela, and the renowned RGG Trio’s bassist Maciej Garbowski and drummer Krzysztof Gradziuk. Schmidt and Niedziela have collaborated for three years and recorded their first joint album Dark Morning last year, published in September 2018 by SJRecords. Tribute To Tomasz Stańko is an homage to the influential artist who died on 29th July 2018 and, in Piotr Schmidt’s words, a thanks for inspiration and intense emotions which Stańko’s music provided over the years.

 

Piotr Schmidt - trumpet

Wojciech Niedziela - grandpiano

Maciej Garbowski - doublebass

Krzysztof Gradziuk - drums

 

Produced by Piotr Schmidt

Music production: Piotr Schmidt, Maciej Stach

Cover painting: Tomasz Olszewski

Cover design: Tomasz Olszewski

Inside photos: Aleksandra Kasztalska

Mixed and mastered by Maciej Stach in MaqRecordsStudio, Wojkowice

Sound Engineer: Jan Smoczyńki, Grzegorz Łojowski

Recorded in June 2018 in Tokarnia Music Production Studio in Nieporęt and in October 2018 in Cavatina Studio in Bielsko Biała. 

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