Jazztopad Festival: The Wójciński/Szmańda Quartet Improvises With NY Cellist Erik Friedlander at The Jazz Gallery
After its two-night stand at Dizzy’s, the Wójcinski/Szmanda Quartet jumps back into the Jazztopad fray with a show at The Jazz Gallery collaborating with cellist Erik Friedlander—the composer, improviser, and a veteran of NYC’s Downtown scene. He has backed John Zorn, Laurie Anderson and Courtney Love. He has recorded eight CDs as a leader and has always worked to stake out new ground for the cello in both his compositional choices and his dynamic improvising style. Pianist Szymon Wojcinski, trumpeter Maurycy Wojcinski, bassist Ksawery Wojcinski, drummer Krzysztof Szmanda will link up with the cellist for an evening of improvisation and adventure. —Dan Ouellette
Cover: WojcinskiSzmanda, Jazztopad Festival; photo: courtesy of the artists.