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Horny Trees
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Trzaska / Friis / Uuskyla - Orangeada
North Quartet - Malamute
Trzaska / Wirkus - Noc
Andruchowycz / Trzaska - Andruchoid
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Moretti / Wirkus - na baterie
Mikołaj Trzaska - Danziger Strassenmusik
Oleś/Trzaska/Oleś - La SKETCH up
Tomasz Gwinciński & NonLinear Ensamble - The Moon Music
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ŁÓDŹ KALISKA - concert
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  Oleś/Trzaska/Oleś - La SKETCH up

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Mikołaj Trzaska - bariton & alto saxophone, basson clarinet
Marcin Oleś - double bass
Bartłomiej Brat Oleś - drums

Recorded October 25 & 26 2002 at the Theater in Kalisz
Produced by Oleś/Trzaska/Oleś

"la'Sketch up" is the second album by the group Oleś/Trzaska/Oleś and the second one published by Kilogram Records. Just as in case of "Mikro Muzik", the first album which received a warm welcome [album of the year 2002 according to Diapazon.pl jazz portal], also this time the musicians focused on acoustic sound of the band, penetrating the areas of improvised music. The band created a mixture of jazz, contemporary chamber music and something that can be correlated with widely understood folk which in this case is of no obvious origin and reference.
All the above is not easy to label. The players were involved in exploring the musical minimalism, basing the album material on compositions created together during joint improvisation, although in case of "la'Sketch up", one should speak of tales with no words or titles.


"The trio of brothers Oleś and Mikołaj Trzaska bravely explores space once occupied by the ECM recording company, namely jazz nearing silence. They start to whisper and then unexpectedly unleash the beast of energy. References to "L'Ascenceur Pour L'Eachafaud" by Miles Davis, and "Ole!" by Coltrane are traces of a certain sensitivity, because the music itself is original. It is calm and uneasy."

Filip Łobodziński, Przekrój (November 2003)

"It was totally "by the way" that we saw the coming of a real band (...), a small combo, which operates as a working band. I remember "Mikromuzik", a record they put out two years ago, which to this day I have considered one of the most interesting records in my collection. Oleś/Trzaska/Oleś are an ensemble in which chemistry, as they put it, is the most important. They are a band based on intuition, the musicians influence each other in an unexplained way and communicate with their listeners in the same manner. When you hear their music, you do not ask questions and taking part in the spectacle is an act of faith rather than an effect of understanding for the listener. Such perspective also devaluates the opinions of the musicians' technique. It is hard to conclude on that matter because every one of the musicians plays differently in this band than outside of it, each one to some extent discovers his most intriguing side, the existence of which we do not owe to technique but to consciousness."

Maciej Karłowski, Jazz&Classics (December 2003-January 2004)

"Saxophonist Mikołaj Trzaska, one of the leading representatives of the yass scene, invited one of the most creative rhythm sections in Polish jazz: bassist Marcin Oleś and drummer Bartłomiej Oleś. (...) Even an untrained ear will marvel at Trzaska's lyrical saxophone and clarinet playing and the more demanding listeners will be satisfied with ecstatic free improvisation of the musicians."

Marek Dusza Rzeczpospolita (November 2003)

"The last work by the brothers Oleś and Mikołaj Trzaska is a remarkable attempt to wrestle the tradition of chamber, contemplative jazz. And - it should be added - of highest standard. Trzaska proved his musical maturity with Miłośc and Łoskot, now he confidently leads the younger Oleś brothers through the avant - garde - ethno improvisation labyrinth (...). Nine compositions begin with a thought, speed up like a railroad engine, to finally close the circle and slowly burn out in silence. The music abounds in undefined nostalgia inspired by Coltrane and chamber music minimalists, there are also distant traces of Krzysztof Komeda and his music for films by Roman Polański. The whole sounds as a soundtrack for a film noir or a movie by Goddard."

Łukasz Grzymisławski Gazeta Wyborcza (December 2003)