Requiem is a contemporary jazz journey that will captivate its listening audience with its boldness, daring, and discreet sense of verve and style. The performers are excellent, and all solo work is remarkably strong, fulfilled, and imaginative.
The running total time for the CD collection is 59:43, and each song is interesting in its own right. There are ten selections. The titles are Night-time, Daytime Requiem, Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3," "Ballad for Bernt," "Dirge for Europe," "Astigmatic," "Elutka," "Prayer and Questions," "Litania," and "Anubis."
The main focus of Requiem is the music of Krzysztof Komeda (the composer of music for such movies as "Rosemary's Baby," "Knife in the Water," "The Fearless Vampire Killers," among others). The jazz rhythm is exciting in the performances. Krzysztof Komeda, one of Poland's most famous contemporary composers and leading bandleaders, died prematurely at age thirty-seven during 1969. He formed an internationally-known and respected jazz quintet which performed when he was alive. One of his most important jazz releases was Astigmatic during 1966.
This collection will surprise and delight its listeners with its modernistic approaches and unusual blend of world jazz themes and contemporary jazz. You won't be disappointed with it! For those who like their jazz intimate, fast-paced, and imaginative, this is one to have in the home library!