Adam Pieronczyk – soprano & tenor saxophone, zoucra
Miroslav Vitous - double bass
Adam Pierończyk and Miroslav Vitous define the duet at its ultimate level, in a forum that provides music in an essentially jazz vein. We're familiar with the superlative, world-renowned technique of Miroslav Vitous (former co-operations: Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Joe Zawinul) – both his acclaimed pizzicato and exquisite bowed playing. Pierończyk's tone on the tenor sax, along with his poetic melodic sense and fluent command of the instrument's entire spectrum, seems to be a successive step towards a sound that is somewhat enigmatically characterized as “Slavic soul” –highlighted in an exemplary manner in the album's opening piece, Enzo And The Blue Mermaid. The mastery of the soprano saxophone is nothing less than incredible, with its velvety-sounding middle range and remarkably high notes (altissimo), and can be heard best in the piece Full Moon Sky.
Most of tunes were composed by Adam Pierończyk, but there are some pieces of Vitous too. Generally brief themes comprise a substance that becomes an improvisational canvas for the artists, which simultaneously generates a space for each to respond to his partner. Thus, there is a great deal going on in the latent subconscious of the players, as well as the listeners' perception, because in the community of those familiar with the world of masters of fantasy and exceptional virtuosity, motifs are not appropriated from one's partner, but commented and expanded upon – often within a mutually stimulating give-and-take framework. The expression of this dialogue can be reminiscent of the “Sturm und Drang” manifesto, if just in the piece Bach At Night.
released December 21, 2015
Recorded August 31st & September 1st, 2015 at Custom 34 Studio in Gdańsk (Poland)
Recorded by For Tune®
Mix: Miroslav Vitous, Rafał Smoleń, Adam Pierończyk
Master: Rafał Smoleń
Design: For Tune®
Cover photo: Artur Rawicz
Other photos: Jerzy Bartkowski
Translations: Renata Serednicka (pol), Charles White (eng)
Artyści i For Tune® serdecznie dziękują Pani Katarzynie Burakowskiej - organizatorce Festiwalu Gdańskie Noce Jazsowe, w ramach którego odbyła się premiera projektu.
A. Pierończyk uses D'Addario Woodwinds Rico Reeds
A. Pierończyk is supported by Silesia Music Center
A. Pierończyk plays mouthpieces customized by Brian Powell
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