January (album)

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Studio album by Marcin Wasilewski
Released January 24, 2008
Recorded February 2007
Studio Avatar Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 70:45
Label ECM
ECM 2019
Producer Manfred Eicher
Marcin Wasilewski chronology

January is an album by Polish jazz pianist and composer Marcin Wasilewski recorded in 2007 and released on the ECM label.[1][2][3]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[4]
All About Jazz 4.5/5 stars[5]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[6]

The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4 stars stating "This is terrific second effort by a band that, despite the fact that its members have been together for 17 years, is only really coming into its own in the present moment".[4] In JazzTimes Thomas Conrad wrote "It takes nerve for a young trio to create music of such stillness, such patience. The fact that these three have played together since they were teenagers is audible in the way they trust the epiphanies they collectively come upon. January is an album to keep coming back to, if not for new answers, then for deeper questions".[7] The Guardian critic John Fordham wrote "Part of the group's secret is the patient ease with which they intertwine impressionistic music and powerful pulses, and here Wasilewski's strong originals once again give much of the set its backbone".[6] On All About Jazz Chris May noted "While this lovely music comes out under Wasilewski's name, it is impossible to imagine it being made with any other bassist and drummer, so hard-wired are Kurkiewicz and Miskiewicz into a collective aesthetic. One day, hopefully long off, there may be partings, but until then, MWT are as perfect as it gets".[5]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Marcin Wasilewski except where noted.

  1. "The First Touch" - 4:13
  2. "Vignette" (Gary Peacock) - 8:08
  3. "Cinema Paradiso" (Ennio Morricone, Andrea Morricone) - 8:33
  4. "Diamonds and Pearls" (Prince Rogers Nelson) - 5:48
  5. "Balladyna" (Tomasz Stańko) - 6:46
  6. "King Korn" (Carla Bley) - 6:45
  7. "The Cat" - 9:58
  8. "January" - 8:38
  9. "The Young and Cinema" - 9:10
  10. "New York 2007" (Wasilewski, Kurkiewicz, Miskiewicz) - 2:46



  1. ^ ECM discography accessed November 21, 2011
  2. ^ Marcin Wasilewski Catalog accessed October 24, 2016
  3. ^ Marcin Wasilewski Trio discography accessed October 24, 2016
  4. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed November 21, 2011
  5. ^ a b May, C., All About Jazz Review, accessed October 15, 2016
  6. ^ a b Fordham, J., The Guardian Review, January 25, 2008
  7. ^ Conrad, T. JazzTimes Review September, 2008

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