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JACEK KOCHAN – MUSICONSPIRACY
05 Apr 21:3020PLN - 25PLN
Jacek Kochan – drums
Jakub Mizeracki – guitar
Michał Kapczuk – double bass
Zbyszek Chojnacki – accordion
*tickets: 20/25 pln
Jacek Kochan – composer, drummer, percussionist and arranger. Born on December 18, 1955, in Kraków.
He started his artistic career in the 1970’s, working with bands such as Dżamble and August Trio. He moved to the United States in January 1981, where he spent two years living in New York. While there, he met Jaco Pastorius, Mike Clark and Robbie Gonzalez. Then in the mid-80’s he moved to Canada, where he continued to gain musical experience and to make contacts with musicians that have served him well to this day. He performed in a variety of different bands, some of which he led. His primary musical interest lay in funk, rhythm & blues and jazz bands.
Since the 90’s Kochan has been living in Poland. Although he had been leading bands since the 80’s, his first recordings didn’t appear until the beginning of the 90’s. He recorded with Pat LaBarbera, John Abercrombie and Kenny Wheeler, with whom he was playing post-bop jazz. Together with Ed Schuller and Adam Pierończyk he also recorded the first Polish audiophile jazz album, Plastinated Black Sheep, on a golden CD. During this period Kochan was interested in the fusion experience, which is particularly apparent in John Abercrombie’s lines.
At the beginning of the 21st century Kochan started to explore a type of music that blended jazz, electronica and club beats. The results can be heard on the records Double Life of a Chair, New Expensive Head and One Eyed Horse, as well as in the music of bands like Acoustic Jazz in Electronic Environment(AJEE) and Paansori Project.
Kochan has played as both sideman and leader with a number of musicians, including such prominent figures as Dave Liebman, Greg Osby, Marc Copland, John Abercrombie, Gary Thomas, Joey Calderazzo, Kenny Wheeler, Jerry Bergonzi, Eddie Henderson, Franz Hautzinger, Cuong Vu, Eivind Aarset, Zbigniew Namysłowski, Leszek Możdżer and Tomasz Stańko. His style is easy to identify – it is dense, explicit and filled with musical and rhythmic nuances.