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 Title:               Free Drum Suite

 By:                  Bartłomiej Brat Oleś

 Released in:   2004

 Format:          CD

 Catalog No:    MW 754-2

 Price :             12 EUR


1. Space (dedicated to Neil A. Armstrong) [02:50]

2. Radius [02:34]

3. Brush [02:22]

4. Rytmique [03:56]

5. Flats (overdub) [00:47]

6. Drum Doctor [02:03]

7. 2cv [02:46]

8. King is in the Town (dedicated to great great Elvin Jones) [05:05]

9. Water Meditation (dedicated to the memories of Lester Bowie, Malachi Favors, John Coltrane, Billie Holiday & Glenn Gould) [04:57]

10. Black Land I [03:58]

11. Black Land II [01:13]

12. Qosqo [04:03]

13. Blue Bird [08:30]

14. Rain [03:53]



Bartlomiej Brat Oleś - drum set, cymbals, tamburine, tenor gong, steel tray, bamboo sticks, spring drum, tingsha, kalimba, bells, birds, gungharoo, accent, jing, cowbells, pipes, flute, dopler orange sticks, and other objects




With an eerie lead in, Oles goes off, sometimes so quiet you forgot he was there. Shortly after you turn the volume up, Oles is blasting through your speakers. He shows a great sense of timing here; not just playing in a certain tempo, but timing when he is going to beat his drums or when he is going to softly lay out a rhythm. You’re bound to be entranced by his songs as they go from mild to wild and explore a full palette of bells, bamboo sticks and even birds. This record puts out a great vibe, like your stereo has got a mind of its own and painted a surreal soundscape. 


(Michael Puccio, AllAboutJazz)

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