Sept 18 – MIKROKOLEKTYW (Poland)
Artur Majewski – trumpet, electronicsSunday, Sept 18Doors at 7:30 pm / Show at 8 pm
Tickets: $10 at the door
MIKROKOLEKTYW is a project of the trumpeter Artur Majewski and drummer Kuba Suchar, previously known from an outstanding Polish band Robotobibok. The two started playing in duo in 2004 as a freely improvising outfit in search of new solutions for a jazz duo, inspired by the likes of Don Cherry, Ed Blackwell and Max Roach. Their music is mainly acoustic, only with the minimoog and sampler in the background.
This stripped down sound has helped these musicians find new freedom of expression and develop their own idiosyncratic sense of improvisation. Their style is strongly impressionist, somewhat melancholic, organically building musical microworlds. There is no doubt it is some of the finest Polish music around.
Mikrokolektyw explore regions of warped impressionist Don Cherryesque melodies like cartographers from some distant future. Their style is an outline of unexplored electronic hieroglyphs, an almost forgotten language shaped by moog, drums and trumpet. With this language they illustrate a map of vast sonic territories. Drummer Kuba Suchar and trumpeter Artur Majewski have collaborated
with dozens of jazz greats as touring members of Rob Mazurek’s Exploding Star Orchestra and Sao Paolo Underground groups. Their electronic driven jazz stands out for its downtown sound, a new freedom of innovation burning with an idiosyncratic sense of expression.
*With generous support from the Polish Cultural Institute.