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"Mazurkas" is a series of new, original artwork with Latest solo CD Arthur Dutkiewicz in which trance improvisation jazz and classical music Polish folk music merge into a single original whole.

We find here inspiration, among others the music of Chopin, Szymanowski, Bartok.
Artur Dutkiewicz's mazurkas, based on folk rhythms, combined

with jazz improvisation are a pioneering project in contemporary Polish piano music.

Artur Dutkiewicz presents his own contemporary jazz mazurkas from his latest album “Mazurki”. The mazurka (in Polish: mazurek, pl. Mazurki) is a Polish folk dance in triple meter. Artur's mazurkas are influenced by F. Chopin, K. Szymanowski, B. Bartok and Polish folk music, combined with modern jazz improvisation. The compositions draw on European improvised music stemming from traditions of classical and contemporary music. In this program, classical music, Polish folk music and trance jazz improvisation are combined as one original whole. This is a pioneering project in contemporary solo piano music. Artur Dutkiewicz's “Mazurki” was granted a scholarship from The Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.



5 ***** for the album "Mazurki" in Jazz Forum

As soon as I put the CD in the player, I have to listen to it to the end. And then again.

There are a few hit themes here, such as "Mazurek Oberek" opening the album. With "Mazurka Kielce" you want to sing, and with "Mazowiecki" you want to dance.

Marek Dusza , Jazz Forum



The concert program includes jazz improvisations on songs from different cultures of the world: Europe, the Middle and Far East. They include, among others: Pan Jest Shepherd , a famous song from the circle of Christian culture, Saranda Meres - an ancient Greek melody, Nigun Atik - a Jewish wedding song, Oh Mata from Iran as well as bhajans - songs of India, based on ostinato rhythms and characteristic scales for this cultural region.

Songs with a high energy load are separated by meditative moments.

The program referring to the Polish tradition of dialogue between cultures, consists of jazz improvisations on songs from the different cultures of the world: East and West Europe, the Middle and Far East. Songs of highly charged energy are separated by moments of meditation.

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