Part the leaves and look closer. The forest pulsates. It teems with the music of flowing juices and resins, in the rhythm of the strobes of gleaming shadows, frantically moving legs and antennae. We are feverish and delirious, our fast pulse sets the pace for the DJ. Our warm, hastened […]
This American band may turn out to be the biggest surprise of the festival. They combine jazz, noise, hip hop, electronics and African music, often in just one song. The band was formed in 2012 in Austin, Texas by Norwegian bassist Ingebrigt Håker Flaten (Atomic, The Thing), a collaborator of […]
“The trio of saxophonist Dave Rempis, cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love has the capacity to annihilate ears, but the art here is the manner in which they run their race” writes Mark Carroto at All About Jazz. This freejazz power trio met for the first time in a […]
Ken Vandermark was present on Krakow’s jazz scene even before the birth of Krakow Jazz Autumn when, in 2004, at the initiative of Marek Winiarski, The Vandermark 5 played at Alchemia.
JazzTimes calls his music “as clean and airy and sophisticated and disciplined as post-modern progressive jazz gets”. Ralph Alessi, son of trumpeter Joe Alessie and opera singer Maria Leone, was born in San Francisco, California. His older brother, Joseph Alessi, is a classic trombonist and his wife, Liz Alessi, plays […]