Tomasz Stanko - 1970 1975 1984 1986 1988 (CD)
Release Date: 11/25/08
Box with remastered editions of 5 albums by the legend of the Polish jazz.
Tomasz StaÅko is an artist well known to all music enthusiasts, whatever their genre preferences may be. He is a trumpeter who won the hearts of audiences in Poland and all over the world, remaining a free jazz legend for almost five decades. '1970-1975-1984-1986-1988' BOX contains five remastered albums from the period between 1970 and 1987. Each of the albums was specially prepared for this occasion - digitally remastered with the full cooperation of the artist himself. The oldest one is 'Music for K' from 1970, which is believed to have made StaÅko the leader of the international scene. This album is StaÅko's debut as well as his most fiery and passionate release in the free jazz genre. The most important event for StaÅko in the 70's was his collaboration with the Finnish drummer Edward Vesala - along with him, Warren and Szukalski, StaÅko recorded the album 'Twet', which was an exploration of the free jazz ballad idiom, complete with an enchanting, yet harsh sound of the trumpet. While some fans consider 'Twet' to be StaÅko's best work ever, the album is without question a masterpiece in building tension and space. The 80's introduce the Artist to various methods of searching for inspiration, as well as to various places and musicians he worked with. The first album that StaÅko welcomed the new decade with, was 'Music 81', recorded in 1982 with SÅawomir Kulpowicz, Witold Szczurek and CzesÅaw Bartkowski. This release showcased unique, rugged melancholy, combined with Bartkowski's interesting, irregular rhythmic section. The next album included in the box is 'Lady Go' - recorded in 1986 with Antymos Apostolis, Witold Szczurek and Tomasz HoÅuj. A perhaps less acclaimed and popular release, it is still worth the attention and exploring it over and over really pays off. The exclusive box release is closed with the live album 'Switzerland', which was recorded on July 14th, 1987, during the Montreaux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. This live performance shows StaÅko's fascination with electronic sounds - 'Switzerland' was way ahead of its time, proving to be an announcement of musical trends that were yet to come. This album is also a perfect ending to this compilation, which is a journey through almost twenty years of StaÅko's career.
|Label: METAL MIND|
|Run Time: 191 mins|