Tomasz Dabrowski solo, Mengi, Reykjavik 30 January 2015 – Part 2

“There are few moments in a persons life, when things change once and for all, one of those is turning 30 at least for me … simply because I recently turned 30 and for the first time in my life I can feel time is going by faster and faster…. Instead of thinking about past, I’m looking into the future trying new things, looking for another unopened door. Playing solo is most definitely THE most challenging ‘setting’ I could think of. I decided to give myself a present and celebrate my ‘getting older’ state of mind, with 30 solo concerts in 30 cities in various European countries. Only trumpet and mutes, no electronics or amps, no other members on the bandstand. It’s just me dealing with… myself, ideas, directions, doubts… I’ll finish this project by recording a solo album to be released in the spring 2015”

Tomasz Dabrowski is an award-winning trumpeter and composer. Tomasz plays trumpet and a vintage instrument he calls “balkan horn.” His strong, instantly-recognizable sound and expressive playing are inspired by free jazz, Eastern European folk music, and avant-garde music. Tomasz is considered one of the most original Polish trumpet players and composers on today’s European jazz scene. At the age of 30 he has released 3 solo albums & 14 cd’s as a co-leader and sideman, touring extensively in Europe and Canada.

For the last five years, while living in Denmark, Dabrowski has worked and performed with some of the finest musicians: Pheeroan Aklaff, Aaron Parks, RJ Miller, AC, Cooper Moore, worked with top-league on the Danish scene: Kresten Osgood, Jacob Anderskov, Kasper Tranberg, the Copenhagen Art Ensemble, Lotte Anker, Andreas Lang, Simon Krabs, and Kasper Tom.
In January 2012 Dabrowski visited New York where he recorded three albums in twelve days, collaborating with Tyshawn Sorey, Kris Davis, Jonathan Blake, Gilad Hekselman, Andrew Drury, and Jaleel Shaw.

Posted on 9 de octubre de 2020

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