A brand new live album, 63 minutes of music, including 6 new tracks recorded during Tennis Music Festival in Poland.
Number of tracks: 10
Recording length: 63 minutes
- INTRO /Marche pour la cérémonie des Turcs/
- THE LAST KING
- MIRAGE AVENUE
- GOODBYE MY JOY
- ONCE IN A BLUE MOON
Recorded live at Tennis Music Festival 14.09.2016
Music by Marcin Łuczaj / Marcin Grzegorczyk
Except intro – Jean-Baptiste Lully – Jordi Savall
Recorded by Paweł Zachanowicz Yamaha Polska
Produced by Marcin Grzegorczyk
Mixed & mastered by Dariusz Kabaciński
Marcin Łuczaj – keyboards, synths
Marcin Grzegorczyk – guitar
Marek Żak – bass
Krzysztof Pakuła – drums
Dawid Głogowski – flugelhorn
Art direction & illustration – Marcin Wawrzaszek (nietylkokawa.com)
Inspired by works of Wiktor Franko
Published by Cinematic Media
Special thanks to:
Andrzej Hubkiewicz, Sebastian Piechocki, Radosław Ratomski, Renata i Piotr Grausch, Adam Droździk, Dariusz Kabaciński, Grzegorz Walczyński
Goodbye My Joy – is a fruit of cooperation between Lebowski (the instrumental music specialists from Poland) and Markus Stockhausen, an icon of European Jazz.
The artwork was created by a well-known photographer Wiktor Franko, which is also the author of the “Cinematic” album cover.
Markus Stockhausen is one of the most versatile musicians of our time. For about 25 years he collaborated closely with his father, the composer Karlheinz Stockhausen, who has composed many beautiful works for him. With his brother Simon he realised several internationally acclaimed musical projects.
As soloist, improviser and composer Markus Stockhausen is in international demand. He leads or collaborates in various jazz ensembles with musicians like Arild Andersen, Patrice Héral, Vladyslav Sendecki, Angelo Comisso, Christian Thomé, Terje Rypdal. His new group Eternal Voyage features musicians from India, Greece and Lebanon. Since February 2000 he directs a concert series called Klangvisionen with intuitive music in the church of St. Maternus in Cologne, together with Rolf Zavelberg, who does the artful light design.
As a composer he has received commissions from, among others, the RIAS chamber choir, The London Sinfonietta, the Orchestra d‘Archi Italiana, the Winterthur Chamber Orchestra, the Cheltenham Music Festival and The 12 Cellists from the Berlin Philharmonic. In 2007 he wrote „Dancing Light“ for trumpet, big band and string orchestra for the Swiss Jazz Orchestra and the Camerata Bern, as well as „Symbiosis“, a double concerto for clarinet and trumpet with string orchestra, written for the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra.
Markus Stockhausen also composes for film, teaches in various situations and has released or participated in more than 60 CDs until now.
CINEMATIC – The idea for an album that we could possibly record and release at our own expense was conceived as early as at the beginning of 2005. The initial plan was relatively simple – fast recording in a non-commercial studio, brief sound mixing and the album release. However, the deeper we went into the idea, the more we listened to our ‘cinema-songs’, the more we discovered about the complexities of sound production and the potential of the equipment at our disposal, the more elaborate our project would become; our expectations inevitably grew bigger and bigger rendering the ‘grand finale’ a thing of unspecified future.
The rhythm section and main keyboards were recorded in a rehearsal room; then we moved to one of our member’s flat which, unexpectedly, for almost two years became a sort of low-budget recording studio.
Despite modest means and the fact that the skills required as well as the knowledge needed to accomplish the aim were by no means painlessly gained in the midst of frenzy labour, we did our best to make Cinematic a coherent, well-sounding and rather exceptional album.
It is up to you to decide whether we have been successful.
CINEMATIC is the culmination of our musical adventure as a group; it crowns a certain phase in the evolutionary way of four musicians and friends. As soon as it dawned on us how style-cramping the convention of a typical rock song is, we naturally drifted towards more sophisticated forms, leaving ‘fossilized’ patterns behind.
Vocals gave way to the sounds of instruments; instead, samples, effects and voices abounded.
More often than not people would pigeonhole Lebowski’s pieces as film music. Our sounds became a soundtrack of a non-existing motion picture.
Cinematic was born.
We dedicate this album to the notable figures of the Polish cinematography:
Wojciech Jerzy Has
We used the following movie quotes in our album:
- “Gangsterzy i filantropi” (1962) on “Trip to Doha” (Odtwórz: ),
- “Rękopis znaleziony w Saragossie” (1964) on “Cinematic” (Odtwórz: ),
- “Hydrozagadka” (1970) on “Iceland” (Odtwórz: ),
- “Bariera” (1966) on “The Storyteller (Svensson)” (Odtwórz: ).
music: marcin łuczaj & marcin grzegorczyk
recording and mixing: marcin grzegorczyk
mastering: tom meyer – master & servant
photos and cover art: wiktor franko
gościnnie : katarzyna dziubak – vocals, violin
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