The long-awaited second album of the 2nd season of AC Records “Mozart Rocks & Swings” released on reel analogue tape in 2021. The much-anticipated album, filled with unique compositions and unusual arrangements. “Mozart Rocks & Swings” is a truly innovative interpretation of the grand Viennese composer’s music. It is transferred into the world of contemporary sounds by the esteemed guitarist Marcin Wądołowski, among others. Album by Adam Czerwiński and Marcin Wądołowski, this is direct first copy from the master tape.
t is an unusual approach to the classics that in an almost shocking way reminds a contemporary audience of the most eminent works of world music. The bold interpretation brought the uninhibited spirit of jazz and unrestrained energy of true rock to the classic compositions. The arrangements of Marcin Wądołowski sound this elegant thanks to the cooperation with experienced musicians: Adam Czerwiński, Piotr Lemańczyk and Artur Jurek.
Additionally, this innovative project was honoured with a guest appearance of a brilliant violinist, Alicja Śmietana. The refined sound of her violin gives the edition both a touch of power and gentleness.
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The deep sound of this unique record is guaranteed by the collaboration with the Gdańsk-based Custom34 studio. It is famous for its world-class acoustic parameters and has already hosted many great artists from the alternative or popular music scene.
Recorded as a fully analogue track, using iconic microphones and natural acoustics, the classic pieces get their rightful form even in a modern interpretation, which is still full of the sense of experiencing something really great.
Marcin Wądołowski a guitarist, a session musician, a composer. Graduate of the Music Academy in Gdańsk. 1st place on the 7th International K. Sosiński Contest Estrada Gitarowych Talentów, named the Greatest Hope on the 11th International Festival Gdańskie Spotkania Gitarowe in 2001. Laureate of the 11th Young Jazz-Blues Bands Review in 2008 in Gdynia. In 2018 noted as one of five top best jazz polish guitarists by the JazzForum magazine’s music critique’s voting.
Gear: Neve Custom Series console.1073 preamps, UA 1176, UA LA2A compressors, Neumann U67 i Telefunken U47 , Elam 251 HUM Audio RS-2 microphones. Studer 24track A 827 Tape Recorder. QUANTEGY GP9 tape. Master on Pultec EQ & Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor.
AC Records is a recording company which value the fantastic analog sound and the highest quality of the releases produced in the studio. AC Records produce music in the best studios using only analogue techniques, with valve and ribbon microphones and valve amplifiers. AC Records has been founded and is owned by Adam Czerwiński. It’s thanks to him, that we may enjoy listening to excellent analogue productions of top polish and foreign jazz masters.
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