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Grzech Piotrowski - Six Seasons
An artist balancing on the edge of film music, classical music, jazz, ethno, roots and open improvisation. He graduated from the prestigious Department of Jazz and Popular Music at the Academy of Music in Katowice in the class of saxophone.
Six Seasons is the fourteenth album in the Grzech Piotrowski’s catalog. It was released on October 31, 2016. The album was coming to life for many years. "Lato" (“Summer”) appeared in 2001 on the album Alchemik "Sfera Szeptów" under the title "Kochanek". Many years later, in Tuscany, the song "Lucciole in Vinci", now "Przedwiośnie" (“Pre-spring”) was made for the first time with the WORLD ORCHESTRA at the Solidarity of Arts in 2011.
In 2014, Andrzej Furman ordered the piece for the grand opening of the Fabryka Wełny Hotel in Pabianice. It was the first private composing commission. The action of the movie “Ziemia obiecana” ("The Promised Land" – dir. Andrzej Wajda) took place years ago in the old walls of this hotel. Looking through the history of the factory, Piotrowski decided to dress the composition in spring colors and that's how “Wiosna” (“Spring”) was created. Later he came across Jan Twardowski's poem “Jest w Polsce sześć pór roku” ("There are six seasons in Poland"), which decided about the creation of “Jesień” (“Autumn”), “Przedzimie” (“Pre-winter”) and “Zima” (“Winter”) (2014/2015).
He has been nominated three times to the Fryderyk (2012, 2013) and the Mateusz (2012) Awards (Polish Radio). He’s the winner of the Grand Prix at Hoeilaart Jazz Festival in Belgium in 1998, Grand Prix at the Two Theaters Festival in Sopot for the music for Skvorecki's "Saxophone Bass" and the first places at the “Jazz Nad Odrą”, “Pomeranian Jazz Autumn” and “Jazz Juniors" festivals. During his career he founded the bands: World Orchestra (launched in 2010), Alchemist, Oxen, Jazz Deconstruction, Freedom Nation and Head Up.