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Tomasz Stanko
From The Green Hill

Tomasz Stanko trumpet
John Surman baritone saxophone, bass clarinet
Dino Saluzzi bandoneon
Michelle Makarski violin
Anders Jormin bass
Jon Christensen drums
 
Domino
Litania
Stone Ridge
...y despues de todo
Litania
Quintet's Time
Pantronic
The Lark In The Dark
Love Theme from Farewell to Maria
...from the Green Hill
Buschka
Roberto Zucco
Domino's Intro
Argentyna

Recorded August 1998
ECM 1680
 
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After his critical and popular success with Litania, revitalizing the music of his countryman Komeda, Poland's Stanko, possessor of perhaps the darkest trumpet sound in jazz, resurfaces here in quite a different context, with associates from everywhere. Bandeonista from Argentina, reedman from England's south coast, classical violinist from Detroit, bassist from Sweden. Only veteran Norwegian drummer Jon Christensen is retained from the Litania session, although a sense of continuity is maintained by Saulzzi, who brings a wistful regret to his interpretation of a Komeda theme. Otherwise Stanko and John Surman share composer credits as well as the special understanding that belongs only to the most lyrical improvisers.