Hailed by AllAboutJazz as one of the 15 most significant musicians in Europe, Polish-born trumpeter Tomasz Dąbrowski’s FREE4ARTS project combines contemporary jazz and improvised music with cinematic panoramas and indie rock elements.
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"When I Come Across", is the title of the new album by FREE4ARTS, a group established by Tomasz Dąbrowski. This album is a real jewel in his discography. The line-up is slightly unusual - quartet featuring guitar, baritone sax, trumpet and drums. Stylistically, the album is a continuation of Dąbrowski’s previous work in Six Months and Ten Drops (Barefoot 2015).
However, by substituting piano for guitar Dąbrowski guides the ensemble in a new direction: “the first album proved that despite an odd instrumentation we can play interesting music and sound like a complete ensemble. On the new album, the exchange of piano for guitar takes the music to a whole different level and gives it more edge. I decided to record in an old abandoned factory on the contryside in Denmark. Post industrial surroundings fit this music very well”
The sound quality of this album makes you appreciate every instrument and musical nuance of FREE4ARTS in detail. The comradery between musicians in the group makes the music flow in a special way. Dąbrowski sees this connection manifest as an ability for collective improvisation in which the group shifts effortlessly between written and improvised material. Compositionally, the group features music that is complex and demanding for the performer. “It's an ongoing process to find a perfectly-working form for each piece. I experiment with it all the time: stretching, cutting and reversing lines so the music stays fresh and unpredictable for the listener.” explains Dąbrowski
Dąbrowski’s distinctive musical voice, as well as his openness and perseverance, is expressed in a wide array of creative projects. With 9 albums under his own name, and dozens as a sideman, he has worked with such greats as Tyshawn Sorey, Tomasz Stańko and Marilyn Mazur. AllAboutJazz listed Dąbrowski as one of the 15 most significant European jazz musicians of 2017.
Tomasz Dąbrowski – trumpet, compositions
Sven Dam Meinild – baritone saxophone
Simon Krebs – guitar
Kasper Tom – drums
Sound engineer - Peter Jagusch Hellesøe
Mix - John Fomsgaard
Mastering - Pawel Ladniak
Cover - Pola Białkowska
Media coverage: Dwójka - Program 2 Polskiego Radia / Co Jest Grane24 / Jazzarium.pl / Jazz Forum / JazzPRESS / JazzSoul.pl / Lizard Magazyn / Polish Jazz / TVP Kultura
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