Wojciech Staroniewicz: tenor and soprano saxophones,
Erik Johannessen: trombone,
Dominik Bukowski: vibraphone / marimba
Paweł Urowski: double bass,
Przemysław Jarosz: drums / udu
- STRANGE VACATION (cały whole song)
2. LOST SPRING (whole song)
3. FAKE NEWS
4. EPISODE – lines
5. GLOBAL RESET
6. THE DAY OF IDEAS
7. THE EPISODE
8. EPISODE – shapes
9. BRIEF LIVES
10. IT’S A SPELL
All music composed by Wojciech Staroniewicz except Brief Lives by Erik Johannessen
Strange Vacation, Wojciech Staroniewicz’s 12th original record and his second as the North Park quintet, shows that the band has found its collective voice in bringing the leader’s vision to life.
This new original music was entirely composed in 2020, the start of a time of uncertainty, disbelief, isolation, mixed messages, fear, rebelliousness and despair which eventually turned into hope that things would turn for the better.
The title track “Strange Vacation” was composed 6 days after the first Covid lockdown in Poland was announced and together with other compositions reflects Wojciech’s emotions during that time.
The project was co-financed by the City of Sopot.
As many of you know, I do not listen to contemporary jazz so often, I focus in avantgarde, free jazz and free improvisation, But, of course, I do come back to listening of the Giants, like Miles Davis, “modal” John Coltrane, or Charlie Mingus. Also, musicians sent me sometimes their albums, and then I feel obliged to listen tio them and even review them.