Tomasz Stanko

Tomasz Stanko

Thursday, September 22, 7:30pm
at Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

Tomasz Stanko

Tomasz Stanko

Wherever Tomasz Stanko goes, the Polish trumpet legend always keeps company with the most formidable young players on the scene. Dividing his time between Warsaw and New York City, he’s recorded a series of taut, lyrically expansive sessions for ECM, alternating between emerging European stars and heavyweight Gotham improvisers. The quartet he brings to SFJAZZ features pianist Craig Taborn, known for his volcanic work with Chris Potter and Dave Douglas, as well as New York bassist Thomas Morgan and the electrifying drummer Jim Black. A standout talent since the early 1960s, Stanko eagerly absorbed concepts introduced by Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor and George Russell. He credits pianist Krzysztof Komeda, who composed memorable scores for Roman Polanski’s films Knife In the Water, Cul-de-sac and Rosemary’s Baby, with honing his harmonic sensibility. No matter what the project, Stanko creates a sense of depth and spaciousness that’s long been associated with the ECM record label. Even at his most abstract he infuses each note with tenderness and sorrow, a master storyteller who never gets lost in his tale.

Artist Personnel

Tomasz Stanko trumpet
Craig Taborn piano
Chris Lightcap bass
Jim Black drums 

 

Artist Website

"One of the world’s most original and inventive jazz trumpeters. " — The New Yorker
"The tone of Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko catapults you into reflection. " — The New York Times