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This was a hard gig. We were booked as support but the headliners turned up late, so due to tech specs (lots of electronics) they went on first, so we played quite late and i expected most of the audience to leave - they didn't....
This trio has, what may be considered to be an unusual line up Cello, Sax and Drums - but it works...
The music on this night was totally improvised, usually we have some themes to work around, but due to the up and down nature of everyones emotions previous to playing, we just wanted to play.
Link to Original review (in Polish !and some great pictures showing my Borgani Unlaq Tenor in all it's glory)
http://www.popupmusic.pl/no/32/galerie/318/lado-w-miescie-mikrokolektyw%2C-osaka-vacuum


Thanks to Philip Palmer for the Translation…
Second on stage were the Osaka Vacuum (Ray Dickaty – saxophone; Mikołaj Pałosz – cello, Paweł Szpura – drums), at first glance just another Warsaw group, but in fact an improvising unit of the highest calibre bringing an important element to the landscape of the capital’s music scene – music combining free jazz and the European tradition of improvisation, creating music that is unassuming yet full in sound and requires concentration. Evolving from Post-Coltrane moments with pizzicato cello to passages causing me to wonder which of the lines in the speakers were being created by saxophone and which by cello, with the alert and sensitive Paweł Szpura, who for a long time, it seems, has delighted me at every concert at which I’ve seen him. In September, the group are releasing an album on Maciek Trifonidis’ Slowdown Records label and it’s worth looking out for.

On another note the drummer had just returned from having a week of workshops with Hamid Drake - and it showed !! - lovely....
 
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