Marcin Wasilewski

Spark of Life (ECM 2400)

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Spark of Life

Marcin Wasilewski

ECM

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ECM 144110

ECM 2400

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The fourth ECM album from the Marcin Wasilewski Trio adds a special guest, the lyrical Swedish saxophonist Joakim Milder, whom the Polish band came to know through live performances with Tomasz Stanko’s Litania project. Amongst other affinities, the players share a love of Krzyzstof Komeda’s themes, and “Sleep Safe and Warm” written for Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby, makes a welcome reappearance here. Milder played the theme with Stanko on the Litania recording in 1997. Two years earlier the Wasilewski Trio (or the Simple Acoustic Trio, as they were then known) featured it on their very first album, Komeda. “Wasilewski is a sensitive, bittersweet romantic,” opined UK website Marlbank recently, “in one sense a disciple of Bill Evans, but just as much a follower of Komeda, the great Polish film composer. And it’s fitting that one of Komeda’s most compelling melodies is included on the new album.”

PERSONNEL:

JOAKIM MILDER, sax
MARCIN WASILEWSKI, piano
SLAWOMIR KURKIEWICZ, double bass
MICHAL MISKIEWICZ, drums

Recorded March 5-7, 2014 at Auditorio Radiotelevisione svizzera, Lugano

TRACKS:

01 Austin
02 Sudovian Dance
03 Spark Of Life
04 Do Rycerzy, do Szlachty, do Mieszczan
05 Message In A Bottle
06 Sleep Safe And Warm
07 Three Reflections
08 Still
09 Actual Proof
10 Largo
11 Spark Of Life (var.)