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A new album of Marcin & Bartlomiej Oles DUO titled “SPIRIT OF NADIR” will coming out this fall.
Marcin Oles – double bass
Bartlomiej Oles – drums
From the liner note:
The latest project SPIRIT OF NADIR tells the story of a culturally distant music, situated almost on the opposite pole than the music tradition of the West, and in the same time pointing to the Oleś Brothers` connections with the Arabic and Indian music in which one melodic instrument is accompanied by the pulsatile one.
So THE SPIRIT OF NADIR turns into specific spiritual journey, telling about the world of dreams, magic, mysteries and fascinations, full of colours unavailable in any other space.

spirit of nadir

STRANGE CASE AWARDED

A new film of Zbigniew Czapla titled “Strange Case” with music of Oles Brothers was awarded at 57th Krakow Film Festival:
– SILVER DRAGON for the director of the best animated film (International Competition)
– SILVER HOBBY-HORSE for the director of the best animated film (National Competition)

New film by Zbigniew Czapla
The film is a metaphor of life, the last surreal journey into consciousness. Stream of images, thoughts and memories. The sum of random experiences and echo the collective memory.

TRANSGRESSION RECOMMENDED

Andrey Henkin the Editional Director of New York City Jazz Records recommends our album TRANSGRESSION by Oles Brothers & Theo Jörgensmann in the June edition. Thank you!! Below you can listen music which was recorded in 2011.


ARTISTS OF THE YEAR 2016 BY RADIO JAZZ

After publishing four albums including “Maggid” by trio Sefardix, “One step from the past” by Oles Duo, “Transgression” by trio with Theo Jörgensmann and “Primitivo” by trio with Antoni Gralak OLES BROTHERS have been choose as the BEST JAZZ ARTIST of the year 2016 according to editors of Radio Jazz and Jazz Press Magasine.

JAZZFORMANCE – COHERENCE OF THE WORLD

A new quartet JAZZFORMANCE was performing in Cracow in a three months period – October-December 20015. Below you can watch a video which has been taken within these concerts. Jazz and contemporary poetry of one of the most influential Polish modern poet Witold Wirpsza.

Radek Krzyzowski – voice
Piotr Orzechowski – Rhodes piano
Marcin Oles – double bass
Bartlomiej Oles – drums

KOMEDA AHEAD

Trio Oles Brothers & Christopher Dell at Lutoslawski Hall in Warsaw.
Concert took a place February 25th as a premiere concert of the new album titled
Komeda AHEAD

Christopher Dell – vibraphone
Marcin Oles – double bass
Bartlomiej Oles – drums

Music of Krzysztof Komeda

Komeda AHEAD

 

 

 

 

TOMASZ STANKO & OLES BROTHERS LIVE

 

Zatoka Sztuki Poster

There are some photos from the live concert of the special project of Tomasz Stanko & Oles Brothers. The live took a part August 17th in Sopot, Poland at Zatoka Sztuki. Photos by Mateusz Ryman from Jazzsoul.

“It was the music we were missing from long time”
[Jazzarium.pl]

“It was absolutely exceptional event!”
[Jazzsoul.pl]

 

MARCIN OLES SOLO RECITAL BASSONOVA

June 5th took a place a double bass solo recital of Marcin Oles. It was a first solo recital after more then 10 years after realisation of the first solo album of Marcin’s “ORNETTE ON BASS”. It is worth to mention here that the Ornette on Bass has been chosen in Poland in 2002 as “The best jazz album of the year”. The new music called bassoNOVA is a homage to a great soloist Francois Rabbath and music has much more virtuosic orientation. Marcin Oles explores here a new territory of the double bass.

THE FOLK PHONOGRAM OF THE YEAR 2013

Songlines MagazineAn album of the trio Oles Brothers & Jorgos Skolias titled SEFARDIX has been chosen as the Best Album of 2013 in Poland by the Polish Radio’s Festival called A New Tradition.  An international jury of Simon Broughton (Songlines Magazine), Bartek Chacinski (Polityka), Jacek Hawryluk (vice-president of Program 2 Polish Radio), Johanes Theurer (World Music Charts Europe) and Kuba Borysiak (Program 2 Polish Radio) has selected this album among 40 others.

Mediterranean culture contexts – it was the inspiration of outstanding project SEFARDIX created by THE OLES BROTHERS and JORGOS SKOLIAS (Poland). Immediately after release (2014) SEFARDIX got excellent reviews and was honoured with Polish Radio’s „Folk Phonogram of the Year Award” – the most important distinction in Polish folk industry. This groundbreaking album is the opening of a new stylistic space, combining signs of ethnic inspirations and the virtuosity and innovation jazz value. SEFARDIX is groundbreaking, innovative, disintegrating convention of classification of the genres.

Here you can watch a live from the “Folk Phonogram of the Year”

OLES BROTHERS & JORGOS SKOLIAS, PART 1
OLES BROTHERS & JORGOS SKOLIAS, PART 2