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Bartosz Hadala Group | The Runner Up

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The Runner Up

by Bartosz Hadala Group

The New Piano Sensation - transforming the musical achievements of his heros into a brand new musical language. An amazing composer and performer in its own category.
Genre: Jazz: Contemporary Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Salt Water
4:14 $0.99
2. The One Call Behind
5:50 $0.99
3. Another You
5:00 $0.99
4. The B-files
6:10 $0.99
5. A Night In Tunisia
3:34 $0.99
6. Steve Wonders Why
9:13 $0.99
7. Madame
6:38 $0.99
8. The Runner Up
7:15 $0.99
9. A Sunday Walk
7:33 $0.99
10. Any Way
7:33 $0.99
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Album Notes
"Great writing and playing by Bartosz Hadala and his band. The music abounds with complex, yet always clear ideas and presents Bartosz as an exciting and unpredictable performer and composer" - Luke P.

For 10 tracks of high-energy contemporary jazz, I can heartily recommend this recording! - Bill G.

Beautiful work, Bartosz! I love the tunes and the playing. Congratulations! - Michael M.

Truly original work, great international line-up. Keep up the good work B. - Jon T.



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Andreas Arnold

The first time i heard Bartosz Hadala was at the legendary NYC hotspot, the 55 Bar. That night Ada Rovatti played a very 'hot' band that featured Janek Gwizdala and Obed Calvaire. The only one in the band i didn't know was the pianist. but even before his first solo, i was already digging his tasty comping and strong interaction with the band and i knew i was in for a treat. During that show my curiosity grew and since that night I followed up on Bartosz Hadala's career and his musical output that could be straight ahead jazz one night, church music the next (morning) and another time fusion and funk.

A couple of weeks after that first encounter he told me he was in the middle of recording a jazz album that would feature Randy Brecker, Ada Rovatti and Antonio Sanchez among others. Now the album has just been released and I'm simply blown away by the music. Hadala's original composition are very strong and despite the complexity of the music there is plenty of interaction, risk-taking and fun going on. The young pianist absolutely comes up to the level of his heavy sidemen and impresses in his solos with a constant flow ideas and flawless technical execution.

This album sounds very fresh and so does Bartosz Hadala. Contamporary jazz piano often tends a bit towards the 'sweet side' but Bartosz Hadala (in this respect clearly influenced by Chick Corea even though he undoubtly stands on his own feet) convinces with a particular boldness and rhythmic sophistication that makes him stand out of his peers. I truly hope that Bartosz Hadala (currently living in between NYC, Toronto and Europe) finds the recognition he deserves and that there is more beautiful music coming soon from this promising musician.