A rehearsal of the Andrzej Kurylewicz quintet is underway in the radio recording studio. The lineup includes: Jan Ptaszyn Wróblewski, Andrzej Dąbrowski, Wojciech Karolak, Roman Dylag. A well-arranged whole begins to emerge from the polyphony of voices and sounds.
A rehearsal of the Andrzej Kurylewicz quintet is underway in the radio recording studio, with the following lineup: the leader (trumpet), Jan Ptaszyn Wróblewski (saxophone), Wojciech Karolak (piano), Andrzej Dąbrowski (drums), Roman Dylag (bass). The musicians improvise, tease each other, point out mistakes and unclean playing. Kurylewicz corrects the score. A well-arranged whole begins to emerge from the polyphony of voices and sounds. Opus jazz is part of a documentation of the jazz movement in Poland initiated during the Black Series period. Janusz Majewski has captured a watershed moment in the history of Polish jazz, for it was in 1963 that the Kurylewicz quintet released Go Right, the first jazz longplay issued in Poland. Andrzej Kurylewicz (1932-2007) – trumpeter, pianist, creator of modern jazz and classical music, intensively cooperated with Polish film. His filmography counts several dozen items. Majewski in turn repeatedly engaged jazz musicians to compose and perform music for his feature films. Kurylewicz wrote the music for the following Majewski films: Docent H., Pierwszy pawilon, Sublokator, Ja gorę!, Lekcja martwego języka. The culmination of the director’s long-standing fascination with jazz turned out to be Ekscentrycy (2015), for which the music was composed by Wojciech Karolak, a member of Kurylewicz’s quintet.
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