Tomasz Stanko: Soul of Things I


Soul of Things I


Tomasz Stanko (trumpet)


Soul of Things (ECM 016 374-2)

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Tomasz Stanko (trumpet), Marcin Wasilewski (piano), Slawomir Kurkiewicz (bass), Michal Miskiewicz (drums).

Recorded: Oslo, August 2001


Rating: 95/100 (learn more)

What do you play after Kind of Blue? It seems to consume the space before and after it, diminishing anything that follows. Here is one answer. Stanko had been mentoring a talented trio of teenagers through the 1990s and when they became his regular working group in 2000 they so perfectly complimented his musical vision that the sublime Soul of Things represents the trumpeterís most complete artistic statement to date. Stanko says heís played the same tune all his life, but this albumís set of thirteen variations condense a lifetimeís deeply felt emotion into a compelling series of vignettes that haunt the memory long after the music has finished.

Reviewer: Stuart Nicholson

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