Mix of chamber and avant jazz, neo-classic and fusion.
For Univers Zero and Art Zoyd fans.
MAESTRO TRYTONY is a musical undertaking by TOMASZ GWINCINSKI, a composer, improviser, guitarist and drummer, a leading personality of the "Music from Mózg" scene based in Bydgoszcz, Poland. The "Music from Mózg" and its Gdańsk equivalent, the jass scene (MIŁOSC, ŁOSKOT, KURY, TRUPY and other bands) became notorious artists involved in the making of the most creative and original Polish music throughtout the 90s. The evidence of this notoriety can be seen in the approval that the two scenes receive from both the conservative jazz press and the rock media. This results in the growing number of festival presentations: Warsaw's "Jass Jam Nights '96",a satellite of the Polish famous Jazz Jamboree, a "Music from Mózg" Jass block of concerts during the Poznań Jazz Fair Festival' 96 and Cracow's "The Jass Days'96 " all of them filmed for the 2nd program of Polish TV. Unfortunately the music that the both scenes generate is still poorly documented on records because of the malfunctioning of the Polish phonografical market dominated by big foreign corporations. The experimental, creative proceedings of the artists engaged in the both scenes might be compared only to that of the modern New York underground including JOHN ZORN, BILL FRISELL, FRED FRITH, ELLIOT SHARP, DON BYRON or that of the Quebec scene with its RENE LUSSIER, JEAN DEROME, ANDRE DUCHESNE.The Bydgoszcz Mózg (Brain) Club, a base for jass activities, is sometimes called the Polish Knitting Factory. It is the only place in Poland where avant-garde, or improvised music is regularly played, FRED FRITH, RENE LUSSIER, NICK DIDKOVSKY,CHRIS CUTLER, ZEENA PARKINS, JOEY BARON being among the star performers. The original facet of the "Music from Mózg" jass production is its modern classical chamber music overtones, the feature well represented in the music of TOMASZ GWINCINSKI. MAESTRO TRYTONY' s "Enoptronia" is a turning point in the record collection of the scenes. This recording, inspired by jazz noncomformists (JOHN COLTRANE, ALBERT AYLER, ERIC DOLPHY, ORNETTE COLEMAN) as well as rock avant-garde composers (FRED FRITH, CHRIS CUTLER, FRANK ZAPPA), combines improvisation with the modern classical form. Doing so, it retains the rock energy, improvisational freedom and wit, the idiosyncratic features of jass.The recorded music flavors of the Polish soft romantic lyricism so characteristic in the works of KRZYSZTOF KOMEDA. The personnel of MAESTRO TRYTONY consists of both musicians of the two scenes and classically trained performers. The quest star is ANDRZEJ PRZYBIELSKI, nestor of the Polish non-mainstream jazz. TOMASZ GWINCINSKI, the leader and composer for MAESTRO TRYTONY , is an artist appearing in the line-ups of both the "Music from Mózg" and jass bands. Towards the end of the '80 he was a quitarist with the Gdańsk-based MIŁOSC band, today the best Polish acoustic jazz group. Then he founded TRYTONY trio with which he recorded two CDs:" Tańce Bydgoskie" (1993) and "Zarys matematyki niewinnej" (1995) .MAESTRO TRYTONY continues and develops the musical ideas of TRYTONY. GWINCINSKI is also a drummer with the most notorious group from the "Music from Mózg" scene MAZZOLL & ARHYTHMIC PERFECTION . The band released three albums: two of them were issued in 1995 and 1996, the third one is about to come out in 1997. GWINCINSKI and MAZZOLL make improvising duo under a name of "THE VOICE OF THE BLACK HOLE".GWINCINSKI's other projects are TELE ECHO group and the GWINCINSKI- RICHTER- SKOLIK trio, the latter having recorded music material for CD which will be released soon. The chamber music score for a string quartet and an improvising trio written for the "PERE UBU" play performed by the Polish Theatre in Bydgoszcz sets a beginning for the classically oriented composer works from GWINCINSKI.