Arek Skolik | Sylwester Sośniak | Michał Szumlas | Checkmate | Not Two Records

Arek Skolik – drums | Sylwester Sośniak – guitar | Michał Szumlas – bass | Józef Antoni ‘Ziut’ Gralak – trumpet | Stanisław Soyka – vocal | Paweł Rozkrut – conga. All compositions by Sylwester Sosniak. Arrangements by Arek Skolik & Sylwester Sosniak. Produced by Marek Winiarski.Special thanks to: Marek Gachowski, Krzysztof Kobylihski, Marek Winiarski, Grzegorz Gutowski, Andrzej Zielinski, Andrzej Kalinowski, Joziu Gralak, Stasiu Soyka, Pawet Rozkrut and all the people who helped in this project. — Arek Skolik, Sylwek Sosniak Continue reading

Arek Skolik Checkmate Quintet | Mirror Gambit | Not Two Records

Why Jazz? Is it still worth listening to in today’s world? Yes, especially today! Not only is it worth listening to, it should be! Not instead of, but in addition to other good music. Only then will that, which is so important in Jazz for today’s listeners, come to the foreground and become clear. And what is it that’s so important to us in today’s Jazz? Everything that Jazz is, but mainly the way this music is created – it’s probably the only kind of music that is still improvised. The theme and improvisations, each member of the band playing solo and together – this is the kind of Jazz we want. Everyone, musicians and audience alike, awaits the solos, when each soloist has the opportunity and the freedom for self-expression – unconstrained performance of his own interpretation of the theme which doesn’t disrupt, but adds to the cohesion of the music. — Marek Gachowski Continue reading