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Venue: Gullteigur – Grand Hotel
Date and time: 8 September 2018, 21:30
Lineup: Marcin Wasilewski – piano, Slawomir Kurkiewicz – doublebass, Michal Miskiewicz – drums
Natives of Poland, Marcin Wasilewski trio has been together for over 20 years or since they were teenagers. Legendary trumpetist Tomasz Stanko saw their potential and took them under his wing. Their work with Stanko as well as various recordings for ECM has made them one of the more intriguing trios on the European scene in recent years.
Their playing is soft and delicate and one can truly say that the trio performs as one in their arrangements of tunes by artists such as Björk, Prince and Police as well as their own compositions. The trio celebrates the release of a brand new album “live” on ECM in September.
“Turn it [Faithful] up loud or turn it down low; either way, it’s one of the best piano-trio recordings you’ll hear this year.” —Brent Burton, Jazztimes USA
“The Marcin Wasilewski Trio has established itself as a major presence in European jazz, and this concert on the opening night of Edinburgh’s Jazz & Blues Festival assuredly demonstrated why.” —Jim Gilchrist, The Scotsman, Scotland