Marcin Wasilewski: From Simple Acoustic Trio to Tomasz Stanko
Meanwhile, Wasilewski and the trio continue to be firmly committed to working with Stanko. A recent four-night stay at New York's Birdland club was recorded for a possible live album. And there are plans to record at least one more album with Stanko. "I know that Tomasz wants to do one more CD," explains Wasilewski, "and it will probably happen this August or September. But we'll be recording it in a New York studio instead of Rainbow Studio in Oslo, because we'd like to change the atmosphere of the studio, and see if it pushes us to do something different. We have some new pieces already, and Manfred will still produce."
Still on the youthful side of 30, Wasilewski has had the unique opportunity to be musically mentored by a true musical pathfinder in his formative years. His musical growth, and that of his fellow band mates Kurkiewicz and Miskiewicz, has been palpable since they began receiving international recognition on Soul of Things. Anyone who has had the opportunity to hear them live knows that this is a group of young musicians with a firmly-established identity, albeit one that seems to be evolving in leaps and bounds. With the release of Trio, and new recordings from Stanko down the pipe, it's clear that more will be heard from Wasilewski and Simple Acoustic Trio.
With Simple Acoustic Trio:
Habanera (Not Two, '00 available in Poland only)
Lullaby for Rosemary (Not Two, 01 available in Poland only)
Trio (ECM, '05)
Note: Marcin Wasilewski is in the centre of each photograph.