Joachim Mencel

Brooklyn Eye

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Format: CD
Label: Origin Records
UPC: 0805558280627
Catnr: ORIGIN 82806
Release date: 15 January 2021
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Origin Records
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0805558280627
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ORIGIN 82806
Release date
15 January 2021
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Celebrated Polish pianist, composer, lyricist, and a foremost proponent of modern jazz on the hurdy-gurdy (vielle à roue), Joachim Mencel has a wide-ranging career composing for film, orchestras and ballet, touring with his jazz projects, or appearances with giants such as Lee Konitz, Dino Saluzzi, Richard Galliano, Dave Liebman, Eddie Henderson, Charlie Mariano, and many others.Though he's experienced performing in America before, including being a part of the Monk Piano Competition in 1989, "Brooklyn Eye" is the realization of a dream forged in his youth behind the iron curtain. Recording compositions that were informed by the culture, musicians, harmonies and feelings of America, and then to record in New York City with several vital improvisors whose music has inspired him for years - guitarist Steve Cardenas, bassist Scott Colley and drummer Rudy Royston - Mencel terms Brooklyn Eye, "a symbolic, idyllic place where dreams come true." Recorded the day after Notre Dame Cathedral burned in Paris, a palpable melancholy presided over the session, adding further dimension to this pivotal experience in Mencel's musical life.
Joachim Mencel ist ein gefeierter polnischer Pianist, Komponist, Texter und einer der wichtigsten Verfechter des modernen Jazz auf der Drehleier (vielle à roue). Er komponiert für Film, Orchester und Ballett, ist mit seinen Jazzprojekten auf Tournee oder tritt mit Größen wie Lee Konitz, Dino Saluzzi, Richard Galliano, Dave Liebman, Eddie Henderson, Charlie Mariano und vielen anderen auf. Obwohl er schon früher in Amerika aufgetreten ist, u.a. 1989 bei der Monk Piano Competition, ist "Brooklyn Eye" die Verwirklichung eines Traums, der in seiner Jugend hinter dem Eisernen Vorhang geschmiedet wurde. Er nahm Kompositionen auf, die von der Kultur, den Musikern, der Harmonie und den Gefühlen Amerikas geprägt waren, und nahm dann in New York City mit mehreren vitalen Improvisatoren auf, deren Musik ihn seit Jahren inspiriert - dem Gitarristen Steve Cardenas, dem Bassisten Scott Colley und dem Schlagzeuger Rudy Royston -, und Mencel bezeichnet Brooklyn Eye als "einen symbolischen, idyllischen Ort, an dem Träume wahr werden". Aufgenommen am Tag nach dem Brand der Kathedrale Notre Dame in Paris, leitete eine spürbare Melancholie die Session und verlieh dieser zentralen Erfahrung im musikalischen Leben von Mencel eine weitere Dimension.

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Celebrated Polish pianist, composer, lyricist, and a foremost proponent of modern jazz on the hurdy-gurdy (vielle à roue), Joachim Mencel has a wide-ranging career composing for film, orchestras and ballet, touring with his jazz projects, or appearances with giants such as Lee Konitz, Dino Saluzzi, Richard Galliano, Dave Liebman, Eddie Henderson, Charlie Mariano, and many others.Though he's experienced performing in America before, including being a part of the Monk Piano Competition in 1989, "Brooklyn Eye" is the realization of a dream forged in his youth behind the iron curtain. Recording compositions that were informed by the culture, musicians, harmonies and feelings of America, and then to record in New York City with several vital improvisors whose music has inspired him for years - guitarist Steve Cardenas, bassist Scott Colley and drummer Rudy Royston - Mencel terms Brooklyn Eye, "a symbolic, idyllic place where dreams come true." Recorded the day after Notre Dame Cathedral burned in Paris, a palpable melancholy presided over the session, adding further dimension to this pivotal experience in Mencel's musical life.

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