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Waclaw Zimpel – LAM (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Wacław Zimpel, Krzysztof Dys, Hubert Zemler – LAM (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time – 49:12 minutes | 580 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Bandcamp | Artwork: Front cover

The Polish composer and clarinetist Wacław Zimpel is a musical chameleon. After graduating from a Warsaw conservatory, he traded the rigors of classical music for the improvisational thrills of free jazz. His newest project is LAM. In this trio – which includes also Krzysztof Dys on piano and Hubert Zemler on drums – the main inspiration is the work of American minimalists.

“LAM” is a debut album from a trio of improvising musicians led by Wacław Zimpel.
“Ever since Hera disbanded I haven’t had a working band”, says Zimpel. “There were only international ensembles that I could play with on the occasions and that’s how LAM came into life. I invited musicians that have similar backgrounds to mine – we all studied classical composition, we played jazz and later on opened up to other genres. Thanks to this we have a common understanding of music. The name was suggested by my wife Sara”, he adds. Musicians mentioned by Zimpel are: pianist Krzysztof Dys and drummer and percussionist Hubert Zemler (Slalom, Horny Trees).

Compositions that ended up on “LAM” are somewhat older that those from Zimpel’s first solo album “Lines”, released by Instant Classic in early 2016. “LAM makes use of longer forms that are common in trance music”, explains Zimpel. “But this time post-production was even more important, visibly overshadowing minimalism as a major inspiration. I am currently planning LAM’s next incarnation that will make more use of sounds created by my producer mooryc.”

Although crafted with a special attention to details, LAM’s album has its roots in improvised sessions that trio held before entering the studio. “I recorded those meetings with an intention to eliminate potential flows. Complete compositions appeared only after we met in the studio”, recalls Wacław. “Overall, we spent three days at Tonn Studio located in Łódź. It’s my favourite one, a very inspiring spot where you can concentrate on your work without any distractions. Most of the tracks were laid directly to tape and then found their way to mooryc’s studio where he added electronics.”

“mooryc suggested a different approach to our music and so they gained both depth and new spaces that we couldn’t reach before. Based on this we decided to alter the track-listing, dividing compositions into smaller entities that facilitate listening experience”, adds Zimpel.

01 – LAM 1 (Part One)
02 – LAM 1 (Part Two)
03 – LAM 2
04 – LAM 3 (Part One)
05 – LAM 3 (Part Two)
06 – LAM 3 (Part Three)
07 – LAM 3 (Part Four)

Wacław Zimpel – Bb clarinet, alto clarinet, bass clarinet, tarogato
Krzysztof Dys – piano
Hubert Zemler – drums, metalophone mooryc, electronics


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