Bartosz Hadala Group -][- THE RUNNER UP – [Piloo Records And Productions, 2010]
The first time i heard Bartosz Hadala was at the legendary NYC hotspot, the 55 Bar. That night Ada Rovatti played a very ‘hot’ band that featured Janek Gwizdala and Obed Calvaire. The only one in the band i didn’t know was the pianist. but even before his first solo, i was already digging his tasty comping and strong interaction with the band and i knew i was in for a treat.
During that show my curiosity grew and since that night I followed up on Bartosz Hadala’s career and his musical output that could be straight ahead jazz one night, church music the next (morning) and another time fusion and funk.
A couple of weeks after that first encounter he told me he was in the middle of recording a jazz album that would feature Randy Brecker, Ada Rovatti and Antonio Sanchez among others. Now the album has just been released and I’m simply blown away by the music. Hadala’s original composition are very strong and despite the complexity of the music there is plenty of interaction, risk-taking and fun going on. —Andreas Arnold | Reviewer CDBaby
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