Łukasz Pawlik

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Łukasz Pawlik belongs to a new generation of musicians, beginning his career with the new century - during a period of global information sharing and unprecedented aesthetical fusion. Common spirit of cultural blending and distributed collaboration, filling both everyday life and cyberspace, combines with Lukasz's family heritage, namely his family devotion to personal creativity, technical perfection and musical tradition. He was born on 31th march 1983, to the family of strong musical roots and wide musical interests, ranging from jazz to classical. Family members are well known musicians, performing on regular basis. Łukasz plays cello and piano since he was 7. Now he also composes and creates arrangements for his band, combining his interest in classical music with the passion for jazz piano he shares with his father - Włodek Pawlik. Thanks to good education, he is now very flexible to explore his own musical language in a predictable way - whether it is jazz or chamber music. Driven by his own musical taste, he currently deals with the fusion of styles, various musical forms and sounds, to incorporate new elements he finds exciting among various contemporary genres. He says, he was always inspired by contrasts, combining apparently opposite musical means. He founds such contrasts in the works of John Coltrane, Chick Corea, Jaco Pastorius, Michael Brecker or Pat Metheny. In his opinion, their innovative compositions reveal the extraordinary ability to blend many layers into a complex musical piece, and also the courage to break the rules of standard jazz tune. Łukasz's passion for the piano evolved from modal phrases of McCoy Tyner, through sounds of Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock and Lyle Mays, to current work on the personal style, strongly influenced by world famous polish jazz composer and pianist - Krzysztof Komeda. On the other hand, he incorporated many subtleties of classical harmony and texture he learned while studying Bach, Mahler and Shostakovich. You can hear the results while listening to the CD records, he made with 'Kattorna' in 2007 and 2010, and also his live performances.