Planned for: December 2020
Album recorded in Los Angeles in 2009 by Larry Koonse, Darek Oleszkiewicz and Adam Czerwiński: a classic trio with the guitar in the spotlight. “Pictures” is an album that needs no introductions to those who are familiar with AC Records’ releases. Koonse’s sound; his straight-up incredible musicality, puts him on equal footing with guitar giants such as Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery or Pat Martino. Oleszkiewicz too has made his appearance on last season’s records. The deep and juicy tone of his bass amazes and sends electric shocks down every listener’s spine. As for myself, it would be best for the listeners to say for themselves.
11 years after initial release the album premieres on vinyl.
Mozart Rocks & Swings
Planned for: February 2021
Next up, “Mozart Rocks & Swings”. Music of the great composer that needs no introductions was arranged by Marcin Wądołowski, a guitarist and a composer in his own right. A beautifully provocative approach to European classical music, filled with both the jazz spirit and heavy rock influence, the album makes the Viennese great come alive once more, modern and lively. The record includes a guess appearance by the magnificent violinist Alicja Śmietana, whose sound improves and strengthens the might of two movements of Mozart’s “Requiem”.
The album was recorded in a fully analogue way in Custom 34 studio. Highest-quality classic microphones, natural acoustics of the studio and tape recording ensure a deep, warm and dynamic sound. If you too love to loose yourself in music, this is the album for you!
Planned for: April 2021
The next release on schedule is an absolute gem: A recorded concert on the Gdynia Summer Jazz Festival 2000 by the late great McCoy Tyner, a piano virtuoso who worked with John Coltrane on more than one occasion!
The ensemble consists of Charnett Moffett on bass and Al Foster on drums. Is it possible to imagine a better band? Tyner was one of the few pianists with a truly unique sound, whose place in jazz history is very well-established.
As an interesting fact we are proud to announce that the recorded material is longer than a standard vinyl, which means we are working on a Vol. 2, which will be available exclusively to the AC Records Vinyl Club members.
As for what the future holds for us, it appears we are going to collaborate with Gdynia Jazz Festival some more. There is also a plethora of well-recorded materials from Radio Gdańsk. As of today we are mid-negotiation with John Scofield and Bill Laswell.
There are many ideas and quite a couple possibilities, which allows us to look forward to the future with optimism. We can promise that boredom will not be a thing, and each and every new release will only bring us more and more joy, which we so very much need in these trying times…
Season 1, 2019-2020
Karolak/Czerwiński “In A Sentimental Mood”
Premiere: December 2018. AAA edition.
ACR 007. Category: Jazz.
Jarek Śmietana “A Story of Polish Jazz”
Premiere:: February 2019. DAA edition.
ACR 008. Category: Rap, Jazz, Funk.
“Hollywood Trio” – Larry Goldings, Darek Oleszkiewicz, Adam Czerwiński
Premiere:: April 2019. AAA
ACR 009. Category: Acoustic Jazz.
One of the greatest contemporary pianists and Hammond organ players’ trio. Original compositions of the band members recorded in Los Angeles’ Hollywood Studios.
Premiere: June 2019. AAA edition.
Category: Jazz, Classical.
Six pianists, six compositions, one piano tuned to 432Hz. The pianists were: Artur Dutkiewicz, Piotr Orzechowski, Kuba Stankiewicz, Piotr Wyleżoł, Michał Tokaj and Wojciech Niedziela.
MAP & Krzesimir Dębski „Grooveoberek”
Premiere: October 2019. AAA edition.
Category: Jazz, Funk, Folk, Free Jazz.
The MAP Trio in a slightly different musical circumstance. All compositions by the band members. Part of the songs were recorded acoustically using one valve microphone.
Czerwiński/Oleszkiewicz “Raindance” feat. Larry Goldings, Larry Koonse, Nolan Saheed
Premiere: April 2020. AAA edition.
A gem that belongs in every audiophile and music lover’s collection not only because of its musical values, but also due to the high quality of the recording itself.