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KRZYSZTOF POPEK is a leading Polish jazz flute player topping the jazz rankings of the Jazz Forum monthly (The European Jazz Magazine) for many years and also owner of a well-known label Power Bros.
He started off as a jazz musician at Jazz Juniors ’82 and Jazz Nad Odra ’85 festivals winning individual awards at both. He plays the soprano and alto flute. Besides, he is a composer, arranger and inspirational leader of his numerous bands of which Young Power stands out as the most renowned and popular.
The successful Letters and Leaves album recorded in 1996 by Krzysztof Popek Quintet was nominated for the Polish Grammy Award � Fryderyk ’96 and came second in Jazz Forum’s Album of the Year ’96 ranking.
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Flutist / composer Krzysztof Popek was a major figure in the
Young Power movement of the '80s. House of Jade
partners him with an American rhythm section that includes
pianist Randy Porter, bassist David Friesen and drummer
Victor Lewis. Popek is a precise player with beautiful
technique and he shares the spotlight with trumpeter Piotr
Wojtasik. One is immediately struck by the lovely
trumpet/flute voicings against the punch of this first-rate
rhythm section. Popek's quintet's knack for reinventing pieces
from a diverse group of composers - Abdullah Ibrahim, Wayne
Shorter, Randy Weston, and Ellington - makes this session
Power Brothers Records
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