Life and Happiness of Julian Tuwim
Trumpeter and composer Štěpánka Balcarová, known from the successful quintet “Inner Spaces” and as the leader of the progressive big band “Concept Art Orchestra” (for the albums of both she has received the „Angel“ award for the jazz album of the year), has compiled her first solo album from her own compositions made on poems of the Polish poet Julian Tuwim (1894-1953). Tuwim´s poems seem to be very simple and plain, but each of them carries many deep thoughts as well. And the congenial music can be described the same way. Balcarová has invited Polish singer Małgorzata Hutek and the band made of fantastic Czech and Polish players (Jaromír Honzák, Marcel Bárta, Robert Fischmann, Nikola Kołodziejczyk and Grzegorz Masłovski) to record with her.
Małgorzata Hutek – voice
Štěpánka Balcarová – trumpet
Marcel Bárta – tenor & soprano saxophones, clarinet & bass clarinet
Robert Fischmann – flute, alto flute & piccolo
Nikola Kołodziejczyk – piano
Jaromír Honzák – acoustic bass
Grzegorz Masłovski – drums
Recorded by Milan Cimfe & Adam Karlík (Sono Records, Nouzov/CZ)
Mixed by Milan Cimfe (Sono Records, Nouzov/CZ)
Mastered by Pavel Karlík (Sono Records, Nouzov/CZ)
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