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Boguslaw Schäffer : B.S. Jazz. Sokolowski, Zabrodzki.
Format : 1 CD Digipack
Total Time : 00:48:57

Recording : 2021
Country : Pologne
Sound : Studio / Stereo

Label : DUX
Catalog No. : DUX1757
EAN : 5902547017570
Price Code : DM019A

Publishing Year : 2021
Release Date : 01/07/2021

Genre : Classical
Boguslaw Schäffer (1929-2019)
Blues I
E.S. Jazz

Kuba Sokolowski, piano
Piotr Zabrodzki, piano

The album features world premiere of Boguslaw Schaeffer’s BlueS I with the participation of pianists Kuba Sokolowski and Piotr Zabrodzki. That composition, previously known to the public only thanks to the artistic creation of the composer himself playing in a duo with Adam Kaczynski, has been shown in a new, surprising version. BlueS I for two pianos and tape is the first in a series of the blues pieces that Boguslaw Schaeffer, one of the pioneers of avant-garde music in Poland, began to compose in 1972. The work fits into the trend of experimental electronic music, recorded on audio tape with the use of various additional elements, e.g. human voice (choral fragments). Rough and at times intense distinct rhythmic sounds, mixed with unexpectedly gentle, almost lyrical ones, refer to the distant pattern of violent expression of emotions in blues music. The composer’s predilection for jazz and his quest for a ‘third way’ consisting in combining jazz with contemporary music was manifested in the piece E.S. Jazz, composed in 1969, in which, in cooperation with the sound engineer, he translated the jazz texture and sound into electronically generated sounds. The authors and performers of the piano improvisations are Piotr Zabrodzki and Kuba Sokolowski. Piotr Zabrodzki is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer and music producer. He cooperates with a number of important artists and musical formations, exploring various sound spaces, including jazz – he is a co-founder of the jazz group Blast Muzungu. Kuba Sokolowski is a pianist and composer, member of the Magnolia Acoustic Quartet, prizewinner of the Jazz Juniors and Creative Valley competitions. His interests include broadly understood musical improvisation and contemporary classics.

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