KRZYSZTOF SADOWSKI

Fusion / Soul Jazz / Hard Bop / Blues • Poland
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KRZYSZTOF SADOWSKI – musician. Composer, has also made a name for himself as jazz popularizer and activist.

In 1987 – 1995: v-president of Union of Polish Writers and Composers.

Since 1995: president of the Polish Jazz Society and secretary of STOART-Union of Polish Performing Artists’ Associations the biggest collecting society in Poland.

Member of AEPO Working Group – Association of European Performers Organization in Brussels.

Author more than 200 songs recorded in Polish radio, TV and CD’s,special book edition: “Five Pieces for Electronic Organ”.Author of 150 music programs broadcasted on public and commercial TV. Still a student of a music college (piano class conducted by the excellent Waldemar „Valdi” Maciszewski - winner of Chopin Competition, Krzysztof Sadowski took part in the 2nd Jazz Music Festival in Sopot 1957. He was then leader of Modern Combo. Also in that time, he entered into cooperation with Zbyszek Namysłowski, the cellist of
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KRZYSZTOF SADOWSKI Krzysztof Sadowski And His Hammond Organ album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Krzysztof Sadowski And His Hammond Organ
Soul Jazz 1970
KRZYSZTOF SADOWSKI Na Kosmodromie album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Na Kosmodromie
Fusion 1972
KRZYSZTOF SADOWSKI Swing & Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Swing & Blues
Blues 1977
KRZYSZTOF SADOWSKI Swing Party album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Swing Party
Hard Bop 1979

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KRZYSZTOF SADOWSKI Otoczyłeś Mnie Jak Tęczą / Blues X album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Otoczyłeś Mnie Jak Tęczą / Blues X
Soul Jazz 1975

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KRZYSZTOF SADOWSKI Three Thousands Points album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Three Thousands Points
Fusion 1975

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KRZYSZTOF SADOWSKI Krzysztof Sadowski And His Hamond Organ album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Krzysztof Sadowski And His Hamond Organ
Fusion 1997

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KRZYSZTOF SADOWSKI Swing Party

Album · 1979 · Hard Bop
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With today’s internet, different regions of the jazz world are so well connected that once obvious regional differences in music are slowly disappearing. Its just too easy for artists all around the world to keep up with what’s happening in NYC, or London or Tokyo, or anywhere else with any kind of jazz scene. Such was not the case in the late 70s, particularly in Communist controlled countries such as Poland, where the latest musical trends from NYC were not as important as daily survival and trying to duck the watchful eye of ‘the authorities’. In 1979, much of the jazz world was mired in fuzak, while the ‘new lion’ movement, and a new downtown NY scene were just around the corner. None of these latest trends were happening in culturally cut-off Poland, where jazz musicians operated without the restrictions of following the latest trends from the US. All of this background helps explain this somewhat ‘odd for 79’ “Swing Party” album by Poland’s Krzysztof Sadowski, on which Sadowski plays old school swing/hard bop/soul jazz with a full stop organ sound that recalls lounge music of the 1950s. It’s a well made and spirited album, but if it had come out in the states in 79, it would have been a complete oddity, which is of course is not necessarily a bad thing.

Long winded cultural explanations aside, “Swing Party” is a solid piece of organ based hard bop groove that recalls pre-Jimmy Smith organists such as Wild Bill Davis and Doc Bagby. Not only is the music tastefully retro, but Sadowski uses a full ‘theatre’ sound on his Hammond, a sound that had disappeared from the international jazz scene a couple decades earlier, replaced by the leaner sound of Jimmy Smith and his many followers. Sadowski is aided on here by four powerful tenor soloists whose soloing styles range from bluesy Sonny Stitt, to more ‘outside’ Coltrane influenced flights. The tunes range from well known standards such as “Tenderly” and “Honey Suckle Rose”, to some neo-bop originals by Sadowski.

If you enjoy 1950s Hammond organ based jazz, this record will not disappoint, Sadowski’s playing is energetic, and the same can be said for his four tenors, all of whom sound like they deserved more recognition outside of Poland. The only thing that will let on that this record was actually recorded in 1979 is the recording date marked on the outside liner notes.

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