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Chord Nation CD

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Jewel case with booklet.
Chord Nation – jazz orchestra suite written by commission from Wrocław Philharmony and Jazztopad Festival

composer: Nikola Kołodziejczyk

"I was blown away by your music. It's powerful, creative, intricate, soulful... quite extraordinary. The textures are wonderful, and the musical ideas are so original. I really really loved it. You're amazing."
Maria Schneider on Chord Nation suite

„One of the Poland's most talented jazzmen, pianist, composer and arranger have prepared a suite for big-band with elements of sound experiments. Protege of american big-band specialist prof. Ed Partyka invited musicians from Czech Republic, Poland and Germany: Benny Brown (NDR Big Band, Jazzorchester Regensburg, Nils Landgren)Stryjo, Maciej Obara (Tomasz Stańko New Balladyna Quartet), Štěpánka Balcarova, Szymon Kamykowski (Marek Bałata Chopin Quintet) and many more. Nikola Kołodziejczyk has won many awards, f.eg. on Bösendorfer Solo Piano Competition, Lotos Jazz Festival Bielska Zadymka Jazzowa 2007 i 2011, Krokus Jazz Festival 2007, Jazz Juniors 2006.”
source: press materials of Jazztopad Festival

"Something amazing, something insane, extravagant, uncanny, ecstatic..."
"I still have chills at the thought of the concert, well, and I know that I definitely won't miss something like this next time"

The recording lineup of the orchestra:
produced, composed and conducted by Nikola Kołodziejczyk

lead trumpet Benny Brown
trumpet Erwin Żebro
trumpet Oskar Torök
trumpet Štěpánka Balcarová
trombone Paweł Niewiadomski
trombone Marcin Wołowiec
trombone Mateusz Łysoń
bass trombone Mateusz Mendyka
flute Ewelina Serafin
soprano Szymon Kamykowski
alto Dawid Główczewski
english horn Mariusz Pędziałek
tenor Przemysław Florczak
tenor Marek Pospieszalski
bass clarinet Grzegorz Grzeszczyk

vln Ala Sierpińska
vln Leszek Dzierżęga
vla Wojciech Witek
cello Marta Sołek-Młynarczyk, Marta Gabriela Nagawiecka (part 2)
vocal Gabriela Rudawska
vibraphone Bartek Pieszka

and Stryjo (www.stryjo.com):
double bass Maciej Szczyciński
drums Michał Bryndal
piano Nikola Kołodziejczyk

mixed and mastered by Błażej Domański
mixing assistants: Karol Mańkowski, Kamil Biedrzycki
recorded by Błażej Domański
recording assistant: Jacek Dyrda, recording engineering students supervised by Tomasz Tamborski

thanks to Ed Partyka, Piotr Turkiewicz, Jarosław Zawadzki and Studio 7 Piaseczno, Aga Kiepuszewska, Małgorzata Warszawska, Gerd Hermann Ortler, Marcin Lampkowski, Witold Kołodziejczyk, Piotr Kołodziejczyk, Piotr Damasiewicz, Karolina Skrzyńska, Mateusz Pliniewicz, Maciej Obara, Jakub Skowroński, VIP Catering, Katering Katowice, Polskie Radio Katowice, Academy of Music in Katowice

premiere performance of this music was commissioned by Jazztopad
Festival 2010 (www.jazztopad.pl) and Filharmonia Wrocławska (http://www.filharmonia.wroclaw.pl)
and was conducted by Gerd Hermann Ortler. Additional musicians were Maciej Obara, Jakub Skowroński, Tarik Hachoud, Małgorzata Warszawska, Marcin Żupański.