:::Trumpet #2:::

Posted: Sunday, 17 October 2010 by jazzlover in Etykiety: , , , ,

Trumpeter, born 10 June 1964 in Wrocław.
Piotr Wojtasik is a graduate of The Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice at the faculty of Jazz and Entertainment Music and lecturer at this Academy, he also teaches in Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław.
He worked with the band New Presentation with which in 1988 he performed at Jazz Jamboree Festival. At the same time, he started collaborating with the Young Power which revolutionized jazz scene in Poland. At the beginning of the 90's he joined Quintessence and Krzysztof Popek Quartet whose CD "Lonely Town" was appreciated as the best album of the year 1995 by the reader's poll of Jazz Forum Magazine and was nominated to the Fryderyk Prize'95 (called "Polish Grammy"). In 1996 he recorded the album "Quest" in international line-up with Billy Harper, Ben Riley, Buster Williams and Leszek Możdżer.
His record "Hope" with David Liebman, Ronnie Burrage, Clarence Seay and Leszek Możdżer received the Fryderyk in 2003 for the best jazz album in Poland (he also received this prize in 2003 for the best jazz musician in Poland). In 2005 the record "Colors" was recorded with such musicians as Francois Theberge, Nicolas Simion, Michael Donato and John Betsch. In 2006 The Piotr Wojtasik Sextet with excellent international line-up recorded new record "We Want To Give Thanks", including exclusively his author's compositions. In 2008 he received the Fryderyk for the jazzman of the year and author of the best jazz record for the album "Circle".
:::Review by Marek Romański:::

Piotr Wojtasik - Colors (2005)

1.Up's And
2.Journey to Kafarnahum
3.Time of Life on the Earth
4.Yosakoy Love Song
5.Tambour Minor


Piotr Wojtasik - trumpet
Francois Theberge - c melody saxophone, soprano saxophone (5)
Nicolas Simion - bass clarinet, soprano saxophone (1, 3), taragot (4)
Michel Donato - double bass
John Betsch - drums

2 komentarze:

  1. E-mile says:

    JL, thanks! good album, new to me...