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Chopin Chopin Chopin

Friday, 23 September 2011
“Chopin Chopin Chopin” is the first album by Profesjonalizm, Marcin Masecki’s new jazz sextet. The line-up consists of Marcin Masecki, Kamil Szuszkiewicz, Michał Górczyński, Tomasz Duda, Piotr Domagalski and Jerzy Rogiewicz. The music was composed by the group’s leader in mid 2010, at the instigation of the Dom Kultury Śródmieście cultural centre in Warsaw. This is Masecki’s first original project, in which he presents himself as a mature composer.
The album was reviewed by Bartek Chaciński (Polityka):
Let us imagine a soloist with a split personality. Normally he performs swing and romantic jazz ballads on ships in a professional orchestra, sometimes weaving Latin American notes or some classical theme. In his idle moments he plays free jazz. And one day he starts to confuse one with another. He goes out on deck and jumps from one style to another, interrupts themes and suddenly takes on a completely new style depending on which way the waves tilt the ship. As befits professionals, the ensemble keeps up, anticipating his every movement. This is what happens on the album by the Polish sextet led by Marcin Masecki. He shines as a composer, but the great wind section Szuszkiewicz-Górczyński-Duda does not lag behind, adding surrealist tones to such pieces as “Ballada”.

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