Michal Urbaniak – Ask Me Now (SCCD 31454)

1. Ornithology (Charlie Parker)2. Cheese cake (Dexter Gordon)3. Ask me now (Thelonious Monk)4. Yardbird suite (Charlie Parker)5. My little suede shoes (Charlie Parker)6. Ladybird (Tadd Dameron)7. I fall in love too easily (Jule Styne)8. Little Rootie Tootie (Thelonious Monk)9. Moose the mooche (Charlie Parker) UPC/EAN: 716043145423 … Continue reading

Michal Urbaniak – My One And Only Love (SCCD 31159)

SCCD 31159 My One And Only Love / Michal Urbaniak Trio Polish violinist Michal Urbaniak came to prominence in the 70s with his jazz-rock group Fusion. Later he concentrated more on jazz and developed his personal sound on electric violin. A live recording from New York with the unusual instrumentation here showcases Urbaniak as a matured improviser. 1. My one and only love (Mellin/Woods)2. Bells (Gene Bertoncini)3. Folky/Mazurka (Michal Urbaniak)4. Apology (Michal Urbaniak)5. More Michal Moore (Michael Moore)6. Manha de carnival (Luiz Bonfa)7. Summertime (George Gershwin)8. Just A Little Waltz (Michal Urbaniak) UPC/EAN: 716043115921 … Continue reading

Michal Urbaniak – Some Other Blues (SCCD 31338)

SCCD 31338 Some Other Blues / Michal Urbaniak Quartet Polish born jazz violinist Michal Urbaniak needs no introduction. Even before he moved to New York 20 years ago, he was already one of the hippest jazz stars performing with his own band at the major clubs and festivals in Europe. This is Michal’s 4th leader CD for SteepleChase (earlier releases are SCCD 31159 My One And Only Love, SCCD 31195 Take Good Care Of My Heart, SCCD 31278 Songbird and besides them he co-led an album with Larry Coryell SCCD 31187 “A Quite Day in Spring” and with Paul Bley SCCD 31274 “Rejoicing”). Here in the company of splendid rhythm … Continue reading

Michal Urbaniak – Songbird (SCCD 31278)

SCCD 31278 Songbird / Michal Urbaniak Quartet “… Songbird is a solid mainstream effort with an excellent rhythm section. …The recording is warm and balanced …” (Carl Baugher, Cadence) “… Songbird is quite the most impressive, a mature set of originals that see the violinist finally come into his own as a wholly convincing harmonic and melodic improviser …” (The Penguin Guide To JAZZ) 1. Beautiful love (Victor Young)2. Doubts (Michal Urbaniak)3. Paris groove (Michal Urbaniak)4. Songbird (Kenny G)5. Deadline (Michal Urbaniak)6. Melissa (Michal Urbaniak)7. Aladdin's lamp (Michal Urbaniak)8. Kasia (Michal Urbaniak)9. Shades of blue (Michal Urbaniak) UPC/EAN: 716043127825 … Continue reading

Paul Bley – Rejoicing (SCCD 31274)

SCCD 31274 Rejoicing / Paul Bley Quartet Paul Bley is undoubtedly one of the most compelling figures in today’s jazz scene. This is a live date from his series of concerts at New York’s popular club “Sweet Basil”. Along with his regular trio, Michal Urbaniak is featured on violin. “.. .voil� un bien bel album .” (Jazz in Time) 1. Bolivar blues (Thelonious Monk)2. Rejoicing (Ornette Coleman)3. I can't get started (Vernon Duke)4. All the things you are (Jerome Kern)5. When will the blues leave (Ornette Coleman)6. Ictus (Carla Bley) UPC/EAN: 716043127429 … Continue reading

Michal Urbaniak – Take Good Care Of My Heart (SCCD 31195)

SCCD 31195 Take Good Care Of My Heart / Michal Urbaniak with Horace Parlan Trio This recording with the title song “Take Good Care Of My Heart” by Jermine Jackson was nominated for Down Beat’s “Jazz Album Of The Year” 1985. It was also nominated for a Grammy Polish Violinist/bandleader Michal Urbaniak (b. January 22, 1943 in Warsaw) studied violin (from age 6), soprano saxophone and later tenor saxophone. While working as a classical violinist after graduating from the Conservatory in Warsaw, Michal played tenor sax in jazz groups in Poland. He moved to New York in the 70s and has made numbers of highly successful albums with his own … Continue reading

Larry Coryell, Michal Urbaniak – A Quiet Day In Spring (SCCD 31187)

SCCD 31187 A Quiet Day In Spring / Larry Coryell & Michal Urbaniak Guitarist and bandleader Larry Coryell was one of the first musicians to combine jazz with rock and received wide recognition as the key member of Gary Burton Quartet. Coryell besides leading his own group formed duo with the Polish-born fusion violinist Urbaniak. This studio recording took place during their European tour. 1. Rue Gregoire du Tour (Larry Coryell)2. Waltz no. 6 (Larry Coryell)3. Polish reggae (Michal Urbaniak)4. A quiet day in spring (Larry Coryell)5. Waltz no. 12 (Larry Coryell)6. Stuff's stuff (Michal Urbaniak)7. Miss Julie (Larry Coryell) UPC/EAN: 716043118724 … Continue reading