KLEZZMATES

KLEZZMATES

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If You think You know all about Klezmer Music You're not right.You must listen to Klezzmates, the most non-typical klezmer band You've ever heard:-))) Many elements of improvisation makes KLEZZ like jazz. Author's composition, different music stiles, unusual sound - it is MODERN Klezmer from Krakow.

Biography

We do not stem from a Jewish tradition and we are not attempting to parrot the artists of the trend. Instead, we try to define our own klezmer way. Several years ago the conditions in Cracow have become conducive for reviving the klezmer culture and tradition, which in turn inspired us and brought us to consider authoring compositions with the use of , to our mind, the most interesting and the most specific features of the music one can hear on every corner of our city. The melodic, harmony and rhythmic have inspired us to the greatest extent. We do not try to follow the specific klezmer
instrumental style; in turn we aim at setting a personal tone for our music. This way we arrive at a mixture, at times referred to as MODERN KLEZMER, an expression which suits us fine. Our first ideas appeared in 2004 and while December 12th, 2005 was the day of our first rehearsal, we consider the date the official birthday of our band. Several months after that we took part in the New Tradition festival organized by Channel II of the Polish Radio (the biggest Polish folk music festival) where we got the Second Prize which constituted a breaking
point to us. Ever since, we have been on tour around Poland and abroad, we have published
our debut record KLEZZMATES, and we have composed for Mr Antoni spectacle, based on the poetry of Antoni Slonimski. At the onset of 2007 we conceived the material for our next album and after few months of preparations we have started recording our second disc REFLECTIONS which premiered at the beginning of November 2007.
In the fall 2008, our friend, a Warsaw actor Marcin Przybylski published his album VERNIX, a Warsaw musical drama which featured 3 songs
written and recorded by us.

Discography

KLEZZMATES CD 2005 www.tylkomuzyka.pl
REFLECTIONS CD 2007 www.tylkomuzyka.pl


Set List

INTRO Jarek Wilkosz
OUT OF BRIDGE Krzysztof Kossowski
TWO FACES OF KLEZZMATES Marcin Wiercioch
KLEZZY Jarek Wilkosz
FAR AWAY FROM... Jarek Wilkosz
FUNCTIONAL FIXEDNESS Krzysztof Kossowski
SPRING FANTASY Marcin Wiercioch
RAIL ROAD Marcin Wiercioch
FOR THE GOOD START Jarek Wilkosz
ALL AND NOTHING AT ALL Marcin Wiercioch
SAD SONG FOR D. Jarek Wilkosz
DANCE IN THE MOONLIGHT Marcin Wiercioch
DECEMBER PIECE Jarek Wilkosz
ROLLER Krzysztof Kossowski

Time ca. 1.30h