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Spontaneous Chamber Music – Patryk Zakrocki & me – just have played at Skład Butelek (WAW, PL). We’ve been lucky to have Basia Żach, great graphic artist, listening to our performance. That’s how she sees us.

Better check up her Instagram, it’s worth it!

Spontaneous Chamber Music. Patryk Zakrocki i Marcin Olak. (c) Basia Żach
Spontaneous Chamber Music. Patryk Zakrocki i Marcin Olak. Rysowała Basia Żach.

Music From Non-Existent Movies

On 22/03 I’ll play my solo improv set at Skład Butelek (WAW, PL). I call this project “Music From Non-Existent Movies”, ’cause that’s what I’trying to do – tell the untold stories. Well, actually improvise soundtrack, that could possibly fit them. Something like that. Preparations for a solo recording are gaining momentum, I even think about recording this very concert. If you want to a part of it, just come on Friday, 22/03 to the Skład. I’m starting at 20:00. See you!

Marcin Olak. Muzyka do nieistniejących filmów.

Solo

Just would like to invite you to my solo improvised set. I have not played this thing in Warsaw for quite a long time. Fortunately Skład Butelek (really cool place in WAW, a bit underground thing, think you’ll love it) invited me to play. So if you’re in Warsaw and in you like free improv music, please come and listen.

26.01, 20:30 Marcin Olak solo,
Skład Butelek, ul. 11. Listopada 22, Warszawa.
Tickets: PLN 20

Gadt/Osborne/Zakrocki/Olak

Just a moment ago we’ve left the studio. Anna Gadt – voice, Annemie Osborne – cello, Patryk Zakrocki – viola. And me on guitars. We’ve played some improvised chamber music. Just wanted to capture the moment of our meeting, I hope we’ll be able to share it with you soon!

Gadt/Osborne/Zakrocki/Olak, Quality Studio, 17.12.2018
Gadt/Osborne/Zakrocki/Olak, Quality Studio, 17.12.2018

Marcin Olak Trio – Quality Jazz Live

I’d like to invite you to a very special concert. On December 9th Marcin Olak Trio will play in a studio. We want to record my new compositions, but we want to make this session available to our fans. I think this is a pretty unique situation when listeners can be with us in the studio and witness the recording. We have not done anything like that yet, so we are already looking forward to a new experience.

I’ll share stage with great musicians: Krzysztof Szmańda on drums, Maciek Szczyciński on bass.

Marcin Olak Trio
Marcin Olak Trio. fot. K. Machowina

Marcin Olak Trio na Quality Jazz Live
Quality Studio, Konwiktorska 7, Warszawa
9.12.2018 (Sunday), 19:00, tickets: 30 PLN
reservations damian@qualitystudio.pl.

Doors open at 19:00, we start at 19:30.

Imagine Nation – we did it!

OK, we did it. Imagine Nation just played at 60. edition of Jazz Jamboree Festival. I’m happy, that I could share this experience with great artists and wonderful people – Anna Gadt, Liberty Ellman, Ksawery Wójciński, Hubert Zemler – thank you! And we’re happy we could share stage with such a great artists as James Brandon Lewis, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Bad Plus and Idris Acamoor & The Pyramids.

And you know what? We’ll be back!

Spontaneous Chamber Music reviewed again!

Maciej Lewenstein, an indefatigable researcher of the Polish jazz and avant-garde scene (and by the way an outstanding physicist – but that’s a completely different story) reviewed our album, recorded with Patryk Zakrocki and Agusti Fernandez. Spontaneous Chamber Music vol. 2 gained recognition in the eyes – or rather in the ears – of the reviewer. The entire text – yes, it’s in English – is posted below, and more reviews by Maciej can be found on his Facebook. It’s worth taking a look there, because it is a great guide to the contemporary jazz and avant garde music scene!

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