|Mikolaj Trzaska, Mark Sanders|
Last year's concert by Trzaska / Brice / Sanders trio called Ha Tichona (which is hebrew for inner ear) was one of the most exciting events I have attended. The trio toured briefly last week in Poland but for the last concert in Krakow Rafal Mazur filled the bass spot.
Such a meeting couldn't prove nothing short of utterly exciting. Even as I had high hopes the band still amazed with the its power, syncronicity, adventurous mindset, intensity level. They played one long set filled with true musical fire. Breaking storm, tornado, magmatic amalgam of sound and space. Fury of immagination. There were moments of patient silences, resounding gongs, and whispers, but most of the time this was a blow out, intense and fiery. Fire music. Fantastic.
Couple of years back I have seen Mikolaj with Mark and Peter Fris Nielsen, after the last year concert with Olie Brice I remember Rafal Mazur (in the audience) saying he would want to play with such drummer. And he got his wish granted, my wish is that the three get to meet and play again.
photos by Krzysztof Penarski
Mikolaj Trzaska - alto saxophone, bass clarinet
Rafal Mazur - acoustic bass guitar
Mark Sanders - drums
Klub Bomba. Krakow. 24.02.2012