7 Lublin Jazz Festival / Zbigniew Namysłowski

As always we come back to the roots of jazz music in Poland, trying to accent its uniqueness as well as exceptionality of polish jazz atrists, who wrtote down in polish jazz history . Their music affect the young generation. Effects of this affecting are fairly noticeable and audible in leading Zbigniew Namysłowski Quintet:

Zbigniew Namysłowski – saxophones

Jacek Namysłowski – trombone

Sławomir Jaskułke – piano

Paweł Puszczało – bass

Grzegorz Grzyb – drums

Zbigniew Namysłowski – Born in Warsaw 09.09.1939 He studied piano and cello in music schools in Krakow and Warsaw, and he played on these two instruments on his first jazz performance in Sopot International Jazz Festival in 1957. Then he played also trombone in traditional groups. He was a leader of Modern Dixielanders.

Then he discovered modern jazz and switched to alto sax witch became his main instrument. He went on to perform all over Europe on almost all major jazz festivals, also in Israel 1992 and 2002, India, Australia, New Zealand, the U.S.A. 1962, 1978, 1987, Cuba, Mexico 1989, 1999 and most recently Israel, Sweden Brazil, Kuwait and Austria in 2002 and South Africa -2003. It gave him wide publicity. Among others. he pulled together with Krzysztof Komeda, Czesław Niemen, Michał Urbaniak, Krzysztof Herdzin i Leszek Możdżer.

He recorded about 30 autorial albums. Many of them were released abroad. In England ,,Lola” – the first polish album released abroad. In Sweden „Song Of The Pterodactil” (with Tony Williams from Miles Davis Quintet on drums), in Italy ,,1,2,3,4…”, in Germany ,,Jasmin Lady” and ,,Live in Balver Hoehle”, in USA ,,Namyslovski” and ,,Air Condition”.

The most known recording Winobranie and Kuyaviak Goes Funky became hits in Poland and won II and III price as the “Best Polish Records Of All Times”, and himself as a 2-nd personality of Polish jazz at all.

Zbigniew Namysłowski Quintet exists since 1963. The first performance had taken place in Warsaw at The Jazz Jamboree Festival October ’63. From that time on started the period of various concert tours and jazz festivals in all over Europe. The first LP was the live recording of that very performance J.J.’63. Soon the two other LPs were released. One in Poland – „Kwartet Zbigniewa Namysłowskiego” and second in England entitled “Lola” for DECCA label, and this one was the first jazz record ever recorded on The West by Polish group. Last concert tours in 2002 were: Israel, Brasil, Sweden, Kuwait, Austria, Germany.

The recent formation plays together for more then four years. They are very talented young musicians considered to be absolutely top in Polish jazz scene.

24.04.2015 20:30
Centrum Kultury w Lublinie / ul. Peowiaków 12 / Sala Widowiskowa
1-day ticket for two concerts (numbered seats) - 70 zł normal / 50 zł reduced
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