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Marek Napiórkowski – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mini Martin, charango Artur Lesicki – acoustic guitar
The album recorded by two renowned guitarists is a tribute to melodies from movies by the great Polish directors such as Roman Polański and Andrzej Wajda. The phenomenal themes from unforgettable motion pictures have never before sounded more luscious and vivid. Marek Napiórkowski and Artur Lesicki, both leading jazz guitarist in Poland, have been friends since childhood. Yet, this is the very first time they recorded an album in a duo, an ideal formula to present their virtuoso and bring out the beauty of music composed by Krzysztof Komeda, Wojciech Kilar, Andrzej Kurylewicz, Andrzej Korzyński and Jerzy „Duduś" Matuszkiewicz. The timless compositions from the Polish masters of film music is complemented by the duo's original music which aligns perfectly with the album's title – Celuloid. Although the album is a reference to the times when the best Polish films were shot in black and white, it bursts in colors. Most parts have been recorded live, using acoustic and classical guitars crafted by the best guitar makers of the world. You can also hear intriguing sound of twelve-string guitar, mini Martin, charango and electric guitars. The album has been nominated for the Polish music industry awards FRYDERYK in the Jazz Album of the Year 2015 category.