TATVAMASI
Grzegorz Lesiak Tomasz Piqtek Lukasz Downar Krzysztof Redas

The band traces its origins back to a devastating 2003 car crash that left their guitarist and composer hospitalized for many months. During his long recovery, he constructed a vividly detailed, emotionally probing and spiritually numinous musical world that he christened Tatvamasi.

Brimming with life and incident, and recorded completely live in the studio, the music here reflects a remarkable journey.

 

 


PARTS OF THE ENTIRETY



RUNE 371

"Tatvamasi's debut album Parts of the Entirety does more than just hold a great deal of promise. Straight out of the gate, they're an awfully convincing act.
Parts of the Entirety deals out all of modern jazz's best traits -- playful performances, major/minor key ambivalence, asymmetric song shapes and the occasional art of the unlikely melody..." – PopMatters

"Admirers of ...groups embracing the jazz-rock and progressive rock genres may find a lot to get revved up about with the Polish quartet, Tatvamasi. No doubt, it's an aggressive unit, armed with a vibrant demeanor as they tread across the jazz and rock terrains with polyrhythmic grooves, accentuated by the frontline's high-impact mode of delivery.
The musicians' agility amid a throng of sub-motifs and variable pulses are often framed on complex unison choruses, rapidly executed paradigm shifts and a few episodic passages where tenor saxophonist Tomasz Piqtek skirts the free-jazz schema." – AllAbout Jazz

Born out of cataclysm and nurtured in silence and solitude, the music of Tatvamasi reveals hidden depths of the Polish soul. Tatvamasi is an extraordinary instrumental ensemble that plays scorching, uncategorizable music defined by searing tenor sax riffs, cutting electric guitar, and a loose and sinewy rhythm section of electric bass and drums. With the release of their debut album Parts of The Entirety, Tatvamasi opens up new territory, bringing the narrative heft of jazz to the sturdy forms of folk music.

Parts of the Entirety press release

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