This week Marcin Wasilewski Trio fly to Latin America to present new album „Spark of Life” and perform series of concerts at the Southern America’s jazz festivals.
After very successfull first part of the tour promoting the new album „Spark Of Life” in October, during which the Trio with Joakim Milder played nine concerts in Polish cities and one in Berlin, now the Trio will visit three cities in South America, playing at the jazz festivals.
On the invitation of the Polish Ambassador in Buenos Aires- Jacek Bazanski, who initiated Trio’s visit in Argentina and Adrian Iaies- local pianist and artistic director of BAJF, Trio will play on the 22nd November in Usina del Arte concert hall.
A day before Trio will be hosted by Cordoba Jazz Festival to perform at the Teatro Libertador.
For the final of this trip band will visit Santiago de Chile, the fastest growing city in the region, located between the ocean and the mountains, and thanks to invitation of the Polish Ambassador Aleksandra Piątkowska, will inaugurate the European Jazz Festival on the 26th November at the Patio Bellavista in Santiago. Earlier MWTrio members will guide master class for students of the local jazz institute. More info at TOUR section.
SPARK OF LIFE – the new album of the Trio will be released on the 7th October and will be promoted Live on the concert tour, starting 12th October in Poznan.
The fourth ECM album for the Wasilewski Trio adds a special guest, the lyrical Swedish saxophonist Joakim Milder, whom the Poles came to know through performances with Tomasz Stanko’s Litania project. Amongst other affinities, the players share a love of Krzysztof Komeda’s music, and Komeda’s “Sleep Safe and Warm” theme, written for Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby make a reappearance here. As ever, the Wasilewski group balances original material – intensely melodic new tunes by Marcin (including two variations of the beautiful title track) – with a daring range of covers, embracing Herbie Hancock, the Police’s “Message In A Bottle” and Slawomir Kurkiewicz’s arrangement of a composition by Grazyna Bacewicz, and reinforces its status as one of the most resourceful groups around. This is the trio’s second ECM appearance this year, following on from sterling work as Jakob Young’s rhythm section on Forever Young. Spark of Life was recorded in Lugano in March 2014, and produced by Manfred Eicher.
„Spark Of Life” Tour begins with Poznan live concert on October 12.
This fall the musicians will visit 16 cities in Poland, Germany, Argentina and Chile.
A detailed calendar of concert dates is listed at TOUR section on our website.
The Ambassadors of Germany and Sweden have taken the honorary patronage of the new album release and the concert tour and it is supported by the STOART- Union of Performing Artists in Poland.
ECM is voted „Label of the Year” and Manfred Eicher „Producer of the Year” in the newly-published DownBeat International Critics Poll 2014.
For the sixth time in recent history, Eicher and ECM take first places in the annual poll of the leading US jazz magazine. Both producer and label previously won in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013. In 2010, DownBeat also presented Manfred Eicher with its Lifetime Achievement Award.
Marcin Wasilewski Trio is currently the only Polish band recording for ECM Records, and members of the band – alongside Tomasz Stanko- the only Polish artists at the label.