At the Izmir Jazz Festival: Exploring the Connections Between Turkish and Polish Music

September 8, 2014 4:09 PM

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At the Izmir Jazz Festival: Exploring the Connections Between Turkish and Polish Music

A few years ago I discovered the music of the Janusz Prusinowski Trio, and it led to an invitation to the very exciting Mazurka Festival that they organize in Warsaw every year. I had no idea, however, that it would eventually also lead to covering their performance in collaboration with Turkish musicians at the Izmir Jazz Festival.

Their concert was an exploration into the musical exchanges that may have occurred during the time when the Ottoman Empire bordered on Poland, which covers a 600 year period. This kind of research is typical of the Trio, who are spearheading a folk revival in their homeland. They have been resurrect...

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