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Komeda Project / Requiem
Album:Requiem Collection:Jazz
Artist:Komeda Project Added:11/2009
Label:Wm Records 

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Add Date:2010-01-10 Pull Date:2010-03-14 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:14 Mar7 Feb31 Jan24 Jan
Airplays:1112

 Recent Airplay
1.Mar 12, 2010:Memory Select
Anubis
4.Jan 22, 2010:Memory Select
Night-Time, Daytime Requiem, Part 3
2.Feb 05, 2010:No Cover, No Minimum
Litania
5.Jan 22, 2010:No Cover, No Minimum
Dirge For Europe
3.Jan 29, 2010:Memory Select
Ballad For Bernt

Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2010-01-10 
KOMEDA PROJECT: Requiem
WM, 2009

MODERN JAZZ – This is KP’s second release highlighting the work of renowned Polish jazz musician and film composer Krzysztof Komeda. For this session the band recruited two newcomers to the music – bassist Scott Colley and drummer Nasheet Waits – seeking an openness and creative spark that would lift the music above mere recitation. That gamble pays off in a series of enigmatic pieces: ballads, Spanish-tinged marches, micro-suites stuffed with conflicted emotions.

Russ Johnson - trumpet, flugelhorn
Krzysztof Medyna - tenor & soprano saxophones
Andrzej Winnicki - piano
Scott Colley - bass
Nasheet Waits - drums

* * * * | Fo’s Picks: 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10

1. 7:53 – episodic, built around 2 big dramatic chords; sax solo buzzes at end
2. 4:49 – sad, lovely piano & bass; the two-chord theme from #1 enters twice
3. 5:44 – lonely intro, then hard swing; trumpet solo runs & jumps
4. 6:22 – sexy ballad: lyrical trumpet channels night; piano spare but eloquent
5. 4:29 – slow march, great sound; trumpet & soprano sax trade off solos
6. 9:18 – straight-up jazzy start, then propulsive & spinning; strong sax & bass
7. 4:01 – slumping modern ballad: slow horns over wide-open rhythm section
8. 4:22 – slow horns, first over circus-y spin then fast rhythm; speedy piano
9. 6:20 – very slow, respectful melody; sax & trumpet trade smoky solos
10. 6:08 – lively midtempo modern jazz: winding sax solo, bright piano

[ Fo ] 01/10/10

Track Listing
1.Night-Time, Daytime Requiem, Part 1 6.Astigmatic
2.Night-Time, Daytime Requiem, Part 2 7.Elutka
3.Night-Time, Daytime Requiem, Part 3 8.Prayer And Question
4.Ballad For Bernt 9.Litania
5.Dirge For Europe 10.Anubis