I am very excited to announce that my NEW ALBUM "CAT'S DREAM" has just been released by the Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records. It includes 8 original compositions of mine arranged for a sextet featuring some of the top New York musicians of the young generation: Lucas Pino, Glenn Zaleski, Rick Rosato, Colin Stranahan and Bogn Kicińska. The sextet has been a working band for the past 5 years. The album was recorded in New York by Michael Perez-Cisneros who is known for recording such albums as Kurt Rosenwinkel's Heartcore. The mix was done by Dave Darlington in New York at the Bass Hit Recording. Dave is known for mixing such famous albums as If on a Winter Night... by Sting, Alegria by Wayne Shorter (for which Dave received a Grammy award) or Gershwin's World by Herbie Hancock. For more information about the album go to the Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records website.
You can download the sheet music for all the songs from the new album for free in the SHEET MUSIC PDF section.
"Like Rosenwinkel, Sarnecki ventures far beyond the bebop and post-bop idioms of the past and into a freer - though still chordal - musical language. Sarnecki's original compositions merge the high-flown lyricism of Polish culture with an idiosyncratic, thoroughly disarming way of building long and winding musical phrases. He's clearly at the start of forming an improvisational syntax for himself, but it already shows originality and daring . . ."
- Howard Reich, The Chicago Tribune
The album was recorded with the support from STOART
Upcoming performances featuring my compositions:
May 6, 2015 - 6.30pm - BAR NEXT DOOR, New York (USA), Rafal Sarnecki Trio
May 16, 2015 - SZÓSTA PO POŁUDNIU, Warsaw (PL), Rafal Sarnecki Quartet
May 22, 2015 - MUZYCZNA OWCZARNIA, Jaworki (PL), Rafal Sarnecki Quartet
May 23, 2015 - HARRIS PIANO JAZZ BAR, Kraków (PL), Rafal Sarnecki Quartet
May 28 - Jun 25, 2015 - JZ CLUB, Hangzhou (China), Annie Chen New York Quintet
RAFAŁ SARNECKI ASIAN TOUR 2015
Jun 26, 2015 - JZ CLUB, Hangzhou (China), Rafal Sarnecki Sextet
Jun 28, 2015 - BLANK SPACE, Changzhou (China), Rafal Sarnecki Sextet
Jul 1, 2015 - EAST SHORE, Beijing (China), Rafal Sarnecki Sextet
Jul 3-6 - SOUTH KOREA - TBA