Maciej Sadowski is a Polish, Gdańsk based musician and composer. According to his bio, Especially passionate about jazz, he is a prolific performer who regularly plays around one hundred concerts a year on both domestic and foreign soil. He has contributed to a range of high-profile projects including performances with the Gdansk Jazz Quintet with Cezary Paciorek and Maciej Sikała (Expo Milano 2015), Krystyna Durys at Jazz Java Festival (the world’s largest jazz festival) in Indonesia, a large international cooperation of classic musicians from Eastern and Central Europe as part of I, CULTURE Orchestra, and numerous jazz festivals.
He has announced the release of the debut album called I Have Absolutely Nothing to Say, so Listen which will be out on October 29th via Rhodium. According to the press release, it is the composer’s step into new territory; it is the synthesis of a vast array of musical experiences that span jazz, classical, pop, folk, ethnic, and electronic music. The fascinating eight-track LP is a feast of musical offerings from Sadowski and his global collaborators, an intricate and often troubling journey through captivating sonic spaces.
He explains: “The album is an audio record of experiences and emotions evoked by the unique, difficult, and life-changing pandemic period. The unconventional title relates directly to my creative process. I am not an art theorist, a musical philosopher who transfers certain coherent theories to the keyboard or scores.
My experiences naturally turn into music in my head. Only after time, through various associations and external triggers, I find echoes of personal events and feelings in my music. I would like to allow my audience to experience a similar search—without suggesting any methods of interpretation or themes. I aimed for a universal artistic message. Despite cultural differences, geographical distance, or different experiences, people share the same emotions which can be found in the material. This universal presentation, combined with the universal chaos that we have been experiencing over the last two years, gave final shape to this album. As the whole idea originated from the pandemic, I needed to think beyond concert performances. With my friends from around the world, we managed to create a rich, colourful body of music that is both multi-level and complex—almost impossible to play live. In the center of composition, arrangement, and recording, I was finally able to focus only on the sound that came out of my imagination.”
Check the first excerpt “March 2020“.