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Like A Dream (2004)

Artist: Darek Oles
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Format: CD
Sku: 63910233
UPC: 671860011927
UPC 14: 00671860011927
Release Date: 10/26/2004
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. November ~ Darek Oleszkiewicz
2. You Don't Know What Love Is ~ Darek Oleszkiewicz
3. Like A Dream ~ Darek Oleszkiewicz
4. Time Cafe ~ Darek Oleszkiewicz
5. Blues For Eden ~ Darek Oleszkiewicz
6. Precious Moments ~ Darek Oleszkiewicz
7. Before The Journey ~ Darek Oleszkiewicz
8. Gift ~ Darek Oleszkiewicz
9. That Night ~ Darek Oleszkiewicz
10. Conclusion (Pt. 1) ~ Darek Oleszkiewicz
11. Conclusion (Pt. 2) ~ Darek Oleszkiewicz
12. Conclusion (Pt. 3) ~ Darek Oleszkiewicz
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Adam Benjamin (piano); Darek Oles (double bass); Larry Koonse (guitar); Chuck Manning (saxophone); Bennie Maupin (tenor saxophone); Brad Mehldau (piano); Nate Wood , Mark Ferber (drums).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Maurice Gainen.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Michael Stephans.
Muze PNote Recording information: Bakery Studios, N.Hollywood, CA; Dogby Studios, S.Pasadena, CA.
Muze PNote Photographers: Bob Barry; Janet English.
Muze PNote Darek Oleszkiewicz, a native of Poland and member of the music faculty at the California Institute of the Arts, makes his recording debut as a leader with this remarkable CD. Not yet thirty-years-old at the time of these sessions, the bassist shows surprising depth as a composer, arranger and soloist, with a gift for lyricism and a virtuoso technique reminiscent of Niels Pedersen. The first five songs are sterling duets with pianist Brad Mehldau (with whom he has worked in the past). The only standard, "You Don't Know What Love Is," evolves from a conversational duo improvisation, with both men avoiding typical approaches. His shimmering "Like a Dream" ought to have lyrics, while his "Blues for Eden" is very playful with hints of "Kerry Dance" worked into it. On two tracks, Oleszkiewicz leads a quartet with saxophonist Chuck Manning, guitarist Larry Koonse and drummer Mark Ferber. "Precious Moments" is an intricate composition that gives a strong indication of the leader's classical background. The gentle samba "Before the Journey" is a fine showcase for the bassist. The last four songs feature a trio with pianist Adam Benjamin and drummer Nate Wood. "Gift" has a gentle Latin rhythm, while the spacious ballad "That Night" sounds as if it could have been adapted from a classical sonata. The CD concludes with an infectious but brief three-part suite called "Conclusion," adding tenor saxophonist Bernie Maupin for its second movement. This is an auspicious debut that should help Darek Oleszkiewicz gain wider recognition. ~ Ken Dryden

Producer: Darek Oleskiewicz; Darek Oleskiewicz

Engineer: Andy Waterman; Putter Smith; Stacy Carson; Andy Waterman

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 03/01/2005
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2004
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : CG 119
Music Label Name Label : Cryptogramophone
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00671860011927

Product Attributes
Product attributeArtist:   Oles,Darek
Product attributeLabel:   Cryptogramophone (cpt)
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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