Just Confirmed a 3 date tour (!!) *** in April with great musicians Tim Daisy Drums (US) Ksawery Wójciński Bass (PL) and myself on saxes.
A simple 3 day / 3 city affair, forming geometrically a nice triangle shape on the map...
Getting such gigs becomes increasingly hard as time goes on, getting such gigs with some form of guarantee - even harder but fortunately this one has fallen into place beautifully.
Last year both ksawery and myself played with Tim when he was in Poland playing with Ken Vandermark and such fun was had by all we discussed the possibility of meeting in 2015 to continue our playing relationship.
Thanks to Tim this is now a reality and who knows maybe a recording will also surface from the shows....
*** Three dates tour (!) the reason for the exclamation marks is the use of the word tour in this context.
In former times a tour would have been 12 weeks in the USA, followed by a few days off before going onto Europe, Japan, back to the US...etc....etc
For an album cycle, in the old days of the independent rock bands I was part of, to support a new release a tour may have been spread over 2 years with more dates added (if the band was hot, hip and happening) which could increase the total amount of tour time to 3 or even 4 years...
Well its about time I started this Blog, so here goes.
At the end of 2014 with my band "Noise of Wings"
Hubert Zemler - Drums
Wojtek Traczyk - Double Bass
Maciej Rodakowski - Tenor Sax
Ray Dickaty - Tenor Sax
We finally got into the Studio - Polskie Radio Studio S4, a fine acoustic space with great mics, compressors and a beauty of a Neve Desk and recorded our debut album.
My concept for this group, which is composition based, is dark ambient, melodic jazz - almost bordering on contemporary classical.
We have themes, we improvise but always within strict boundaries .
For me it is the quality of sound that is important here, so the smallest breath through the horn becomes part of the natural sound-scape, the scraping of a bow across the bass strings adds texture, the overtones of a cymbal adds harmonic interest.
We / I am very happy with the results and hope to secure a release for this soon.