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Basia – Butterflies (2018)

Basia – Butterflies (2018)

A little mellower and little more intimate, ‘Butterflies’ is Basia aging gracefully with music that will likely not age at all.

Basia, “Matteo” from Butterflies (2018): Something Else! Sneak Peek

Basia, “Matteo” from Butterflies (2018): Something Else! Sneak Peek

A singer with a 14-letter, consonant-rich last name might find an obstacle to fame but Basia Trzetrzelewska became an international pop star anyway.

Toto – 35th Anniversary Tour: Live in Poland (2014)

Toto – 35th Anniversary Tour: Live in Poland (2014)

You’re reminded of Toto’s resiliency as they reanimate familiar tunes but also when the band focuses on deep cuts that complete a larger narrative.

Behemoth – The Satanist (2014)

The 10th release from Poland’s Behemoth is the first since frontman Nergal’s leukemia diagnosis in August of 2010. The Satanist is also the follow-up to the acclaimed 2009 album Evangelion, but this is no attempt at besting past work.

Mikrokolektyw – Absent Minded (2013)

The Chicago-based duo from Poland Mikrokolektyw (a Polish play on the word “micro collective”) only makes music out of thin air, and like a skilled magician pulling a rabbit out of thin air, makes it look so effortless and fluid.

‘Out of this horrible thing came — me’: Rush’s Geddy Lee opens up about his parents’ difficult journey

‘Out of this horrible thing came — me’: Rush’s Geddy Lee opens up about his parents’ difficult journey

Geddy Lee, giving an emotional interview with Warner Bros. Poland, talked about the experience of his parents — both of whom were Jewish natives of that country and prisoners of war together during World War II.

Marcin Wasilewski Trio – Faithful (2011)

One of ECM’s rising stars is back three years after knocking it out of the park with a sensational album the last time around. Marcin Wasilewski leads a trio from Poland

Two for the trumpet: Thrilling new releases by Carol Morgan and Mikrokoleltyw (2010)

Two for the trumpet: Thrilling new releases by Carol Morgan and Mikrokoleltyw (2010)

by S. Victor Aaron Throughout all of the history of jazz, trumpet players were always in the vanguard: Armstrong, Gillespie, Davis, Bowie, I could go on. The common theme with the two fresh offerings go beyond the fact that they are led or co-led by trumpeters; these are releases that in some form or another challenges the conventions of mainstreamRead More

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