Sat June 1, 2019
20:30

Krzysztof Popek International Project feat. Eddie Henderson, Kirk Lightsey, Cameron Brown & John Betsch (PL/USA)

Krzysztof Popek: flute
Eddie Henderson: trumpet
Kirk Lightsey: piano
Cameron Brown: bass
John Betsch: drums

The concept of the band is based on sound and individuality of each musician, who have been selected carefully. The specific flavour is created by two instruments: alto flute and trumpet and the whole is highlighted by the world-known musicians, including cooperating with Herbie Hancock, Pharoah Sanders, Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, Dexter Gordon, Roy Haynes, Jackie McLean, Joe Henderson, Elvin Jones trumpeter- Eddie Henderson , cooperating with Dexter Gordon and Chet Baker- pianist Kirk Lightsey, cooperating with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Ted Curson, Lee Konitz, Chet Baker, Terumasa Hino, Betty Carter bassist - Cameron Brown and the legendary drummer Archie Shepp cooperating with Steve Lacy, John Betsch - undisputed stars of this quintet.

The band's music is based on own compositions as well as the so-called "oryginals" which contain a common "idiom" in the arrangment and performance sphere creating a unified programme where ethnic elements are mixed with modern bop, sometimes free and everything is based on groove pulsation.