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by Bester Quartet

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Thibaut Devigne
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Thibaut Devigne The tags display ethnojazz so I am going to go with it. Its a live recording of a quartet displaing excellent musicianship, and I would recomend to anybody musically curious to lend it an ear. Favorite track: Hope.
ronn branton
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ronn branton This is an astonishingly great quartet that deserves more exposure. The writing and performances are excellent and I only wish this group could collaborate with some Jazz musicians as well.
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Hope 08:20
Ecce Homo 05:50
God-Forsaken 07:07
Fantasia 04:31
Solitude 10:16
Spectre 02:00


Jarosław Bester – accordion
Jarosław Tyrała – violin
Oleg Dyyak – accordion, clarinet, duduk, percussion
Mikołaj Pospieszalski – double-bass

Formerly known as The Cracow Klezmer Band, called The Bester Quartet nowadays. The ensemble is unchanged butfor its name. Its members have altered neither the way in which they approach the Jewish musical tradition nor how they create music. In January 2013 the quartet gave a concert at the Warsaw Philharmonic Hall where they played the material included on “Metamorphoses”, one piece from an album in progress that will contain music written by Mordechai Gebirtig (to be released in the summer of 2013), and two compositions from “Bereshit” album published in 2. This publication contains a DVD recording (first one in the band’s career) of the concert and a CD with the soundtrack. The ensemble you are about to see has emerged from little cafés of Kazimierz, a Jewish district of Cracow; fifteen years later it is casting a spell on the audience at Poland’s noblest concert hall.
(Ryszard Wojciul)


released August 15, 2013

All tunes composed by Jarosław Bester except Shloymele liber – music by
Mordechai Gebirtig, arr. Jarosław Bester

Recorded live January 10th 2013 at National Philharmonic Hall in Warsaw (Poland)

Recording engineer: Tadeusz Mieczkowski
Mastering engineer: Grzegorz Piwkowski

Mixing & mastering engineer: Tadeusz Mieczkowski
Cameramen: Jakub Szczygielski, Mikołaj Figura, Szymon Budyn,
Jerzy Piotrkiewicz-Błazik, Patryk Ilczuk, Grzegorz Królikowski
Video technical directors: Adrian Frankowski, Tomasz Decyk
Mariusz Kleszczewski
Production manager: Paweł Sznajder
Live sound engineer: Michał Ostoja-Ostaszewski (Studio Kropka)
Vision engineer: Arkadiusz Wierak
Production: Artobus Ryszard Wojciul & For Tune® LLC
Warning intro: G. Lebik / A. Wąsik (am2 filmworkshop)
For Tune intro: P. Damasiewicz / A. Wąsik (am2 filmworkshop)
Design: Pozytywka Studio Pozytywnej Kreacji
Cover photo: Sylvie Riviere / Fotolia.com
Others photos: Krzysztof Rosa

Copyright by Narodowe Centrum Kultury & For Tune LLC & Artobus Ryszard Wojciul
Unauthorized duplication of this record is strictly prohibited.
1st edition. Previously unissued


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