Born: January 6 Primary Instrument: Bass
.. Vass player, Guitar player, composer, art director and producer Krzysztof Majchrzak was born in Poland. From 1988 permanently lives in France. Bass virtuoso, inventor of his own unique sounds, master of improvisation at prepared bass .
He's led and confounded many musical projects, as WESTON - MAJCHRZAK - GEMBALSKI MAGIC HANDS ORKESTRA, LABIRYNT , GEMBALSKI - MAJCHRZAK - ZDUNIAK, STREET BLUES , DUNE, LONELY KOSMIKS , TIE BREAK, SUNSET, NEW JAZZ BAND, SYMPHONIC SOUND ORCHESTRA, , D.Y.M. , , Exagere-Moi-Ensemble, LES LAST X, Tom Bergeron QUARTET, M.G.B. Orchestra, Trio YMG. He played with : G.Calvin Weston, Philippe Garcia,Tom Bergeron, Henryk Gembalski, Michal Zduniak, Adam Buczek, Alek Korecki, Michel Godard, Keller Cocker, Walter Lang, Rick Hollander, Stephane Lambert, Stephane Bartelt, Octavian Tzaranou, Laurent Levesque,, Mel Brown, Christopher Woitach, Kinior, Andrzej Przybielski, Wojciech Konikiewicz,Fred Roudet, ….. Participated in tours and festivals in Poland, France, United States, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain,..... like Montreal Jazz Festival, Nancy Jazz Pulsations, Festival d’été in Quebec City ,Jazz Jamboree, Jazz Art Festival - Ktaowice, Jazz nad Odra, Garden Blues, Jazz a Vienne, Francofolie French music festival in La Rochelle .... invited Jazz Festival Leverkusen, Jazz Festival Bolzano....
He took part in concerts organized by France Inter, Radio France Internationale and Europe1 , and even appeared in a TV5 Canadian TV show and in USA television program/podcast for PJJ-TV in Portland
Majchrzak attaches great significance to improvisation, thus plays prepared bass, and often includes ethnic elements into his compositions. He's been in constant search for original and unique sounds and has opposed the repeating of jazz patterns.
“Krzysztof Majchrzak plays so good that it’s difficult to find a reference in all Polish phonography. Some records with his participation I heard prove that it is great and excellent musician. Jakub Herbst JAZZi MAGAZINE
“Krzysztof Majchrzak, Polish also (…) his bass in hands seems also to be in another world when he begins one of his tasty solos. ”L’EST REPUBLICAIN
“This evening will remain in the history of the theatre, as an invitation to the travel in a universe where jazz, contemporary harmonic research, Polish popular melodies and electric music are constant sources of original and inspired improvisation”. LA TRIBUNE – LE PROGRES
“Bassist Majchrzak composed many of the pieces they performed. They were all deep, complex, and in your face. He plays with such delight and joy, it draws the audience in and you gradually understand the emotion of the piece, which is a collection of sounds unheard before by this avid listener. He has an original approach to the electric bass guitar that is entirely compelling”. Jim Corcoran (jc) JAZZ SOCIETY of OREGON 2006
“Strange meters, like 7/4, then jumping to 4/4, just to keep you on your toes, it seemed. Icebergs by Krzysztof Majchrzak — beautiful and very challenging. All the pieces I heard in the set and a half that I was there for, were in this manner of work, sometimes more than a little atonal, or multi-tonal, still extremely organized and expressive”. Jim Corcoran (jc) JAZZ SOCIETY of OREGON 2006
Another strong point of this concert was Krzysztof Majchrzak which played electric bass with virtuosity, creating at the same time true show. Gazeta Wyborcza 18/04/2001
LABIRYNT, MOTION TISSUE(Teal Creek Records USA,2007)
LABIRYNT, EXIT(Teal Creek Records USA,2005)
TRIO LABIRYNT, ETHNIC(Polonia Records, Poland 1999)
LABIRYNT, LABIRYNT(Teal Creek Records USA,1998)
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