Arctic Riff

ECM / 2020
Arctic-Riff

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  • TRACK LIST
    1. GLIMMER OF HOPE (Marcin Wasilewski)
    2. VASHKAR (Carla Bley)
    3. CADENZA (Marcin Wasilewski, Slawomir Kurkiewicz, Michal Miskiewicz)
    4. FADING SORROW (Marcin Wasilewski)
    5. ARCO (Marcin Wasilewski, Slawomir Kurkiewicz, Michal Miskiewicz)
    6. STRAY CAT WALK (Marcin Wasilewski, Slawomir Kurkiewicz, Michal Miskiewicz)
    7. L’AMOUR FOU (Marcin Wasilewski)
    8. A GLIMPSE (Marcin Wasilewski, Slawomir Kurkiewicz, Michal Miskiewicz)
    9. VASHKAR (VAR.) (Carla Bley)
    10. ON THE OTHER SIDE (Joe Lovano)
    11. OLD HAT (Marcin Wasilewski)

Marcin Wasilewski Piano
Slawomir Kurkiewicz Double Bass
Michal Miskiewicz Drums
Joe Lovano Tenor Saxophone

The first-time teaming of Poland’s dynamic Marcin Wasilewski Trio and big-toned US tenorist Joe Lovano brings forth special music of concentrated, deep feeling, in which lyricism and strength seem ideally balanced. The alliance plays four new tunes by Marcin and one by Joe, as well as Carla Bley’s classic ‘Vashkar’ (in two variations), plus collective improvisations with strong input from all four players; Slawomir Kurkiewicz’s bass skills are particularly well-deployed in the spontaneous piece ‘Arco’. Joe will be joining the Polish trio for a number of selected concerts in the autumn. Arctic Riff was recorded at France’s Studio La Buissonne in August 2019, and produced by Manfred Eicher.