Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Published: Thursday, 10/12/2006

Polish trumpeter to visit Murphy's

Tomasz Stanko, an acclaimed jazz trumpeter from Poland, is making a rare U.S. tour that includes his Toledo debut with two sets tonight at Murphy's Place.

Born in Krakow in 1942, Stanko has been leading his own jazz groups since 1962 and is known for a spacious, atmospheric free-form style that often brings comparisons to such American trumpet aces as Miles Davis and Chet Baker.

Stanko's recording career has ranged from solo performances to high-powered arrangements with Heavy Life and avant-garde sessions with Cecil Taylor.

He has recorded soundtracks for Polish films. His latest quartet release on ECM, "Lontano," was recorded in November.

Stanko's tour with his quartet is only his fourth U.S. visit in his 44-year professional career.

The Tomasz Stanko Quartet will perform at 8 and 10 tonight at Murphy's Place, 151 Water St. Tickets are $15, $20, and $25, or $8 for students. Information: 419-241-7732.

Recommended for You

Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.