Theatre By The Sea

by Janek Gwizdala

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sergpot While casually listening to "Mistery to me" which I bought long time ago, I made a point of checking again Janek's discography at the first occasion. And so I discovered this jewel. Great music.
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Peter Jones A much more open jazz session than earlier albums - Erskine's approach let's it happen. He drums like he's just tapping his fingers along to great music -- and sounds like the best drummer in the world, just so natural.

As ever, the rest of the band excel - all the music is gorgeous and skilfully executed by fantastic musicians, although sometimes a bit on the light side for my personal tastes. Still, lots to love.

Randroid so nearly made it to favourite.... Favorite track: España.
Deryl Gallant
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Deryl Gallant Janek is a fantastic musician, bassist, online presence-maker, writer, etc, a joy to watch, read, and listen... Favorite track: Theatre By The Sea.
Steve Lawson
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Steve Lawson I'm a big fan of Janek's playing and writing. The Space Between was exquisite, and this, while a different kind of record, is up there too. Crazy cast of musicians too - Alan Pasqua may well be my favourite pianist on the planet... Favorite track: Erdnase.
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jackharrybill Lovely diverse jazz from Janek. Great album. Listen in quality if you can Favorite track: Chicago Opener.
Blaine Brubaker
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Blaine Brubaker Just about to go on an extended bus trip, and I discover this little treasure hiding. It soars. Favorite track: España.
Erdnase 04:34
España 05:45
Portugal 05:24
Randroid 05:39
Once I Knew 07:21
The Goshman 05:06


released March 26, 2013

Janek Gwizdala - All compositions, Bass, Keyboards, Programming, Hand Claps
Peter Erskine - Drums/Percussion
Alan Pasqua - Piano
Lizzy Loeb - Vocals (Tracks 1, 2, & 3)
Mike Stern - Guitar (tracks 3&5)
Sergio Vallin - Guitar (track 2)
Bob Franceschini - Tenor/Soprano saxophones (Tracks 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, & 9)
Randy Brecker - Trumpet (Track 4)
Nir Felder - Guitars (tracks 3, 6, 7, 8, & 9)
Elliot Mason - Trombone/Bass Trumpet (Tracks 2, 4, 6, 8, & 9)


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Janek Gwizdala Los Angeles, California

English bassist Janek Gwizdala, now resident in the US for over a decade has been on the international music scene both as a leader and sideman for over 15 years. His touring and recording credits include: Randy Brecker, Mike Stern, Pat Metheny, Hiram Bullock, Wayne Krantz, Peter Erskine, Airto Moreira and many more. He describes his own music as a cross between The Foo Fighters and Miles Davis. ... more

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