Improvised music scene in Krakow seems to be very lively and rapidly developing. The recording here is a good example of what we mean.
Well-known Swedish pianist, Lisa Ullen, came to the city in July and performed an astonishing concert with local musicians - the Process ensamble featuring Rafal Mazur on custom-made acoustic bass guitar, Rafal Drewniany on laptop and electronic devices and Michal Dymny on electric guitar.
Starting off with a low but intense sound the performance went into the area of unstoppable fury and passion. Four great musicians understanding each other almost perfectly made this slighlty more than 30 minutes a really enjoyable concert.
Two sets of high quality improv music are available here for free download in 320kbps mp3 files or - if you prefer - lossless .flac format. You should have been there... but if you couldn't, just listen to it now.
released July 30, 2008
Lisa Ullen: grand piano
Rafal Mazur: acoustic bass guitar
Rafal Drewniany: laptop
Michal Dymny: electric guitar
Recorded live in Contemporary Art Centre Solvay
Recorded by Bogdan Czyszczan
Mixed and mastered by Rafal Drewniany - Mobile Recording Studio "Dźwięk to Sztuka/Sound is Art"
Rafal Mazur plays acoustic bass guitar made by Jerzy Wysocki.