Leosia (album)

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Studio album by Tomasz Stańko
Released 1997
Recorded January 1996
Rainbow Studio, Oslo
Genre Jazz
Length 62:28
Label ECM
ECM 1603
Producer Manfred Eicher
Tomasz Stańko chronology
Roberto Zucco

Leosia is an album by Polish jazz trumpeter and composer Tomasz Stańko recorded in 1996 and released on the ECM label.[1]


The Allmusic review by Michael G. Nastos awarded the album 3½ stars stating "As ECM recordings go, Leosia is one of the label's, and certainly trumpeter Tomasz Stanko's, definitive introspective and sedate musical statements. Not that in either instance these qualities have been in short supply, but here those themes of lush romanticism, thinly veiled mysticism, and pure ethereal thought could not be more concentrated or emphasized... Clearly a project moved by the death of a friend, it is a reminder of how life is fleeting, and words unspoken until it is too late can muster these feelings of abject regret".[2] The Penguin Guide to Jazz selected this album as part of its suggested Core Collection and awarded it a "Crown".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Penguin Guide to Jazz "Crown"[3]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Tomasz Stańko except as indicated.
  1. "Morning Heavy Song" - 6:45
  2. "Die Weisheit Von le Comte Lautréamont" - 6:11
  3. "A Farewell to Maria" - 7:42
  4. "Brace" (Anders Jormin, Tony Oxley) - 4:10
  5. "Trinity" (Jormin, Oxley, Bobo Stenson) - 5:05
  6. "Forlorn Walk" (Jormin, Oxley, Stańko) - 2:12
  7. "Hungry Howl" - 9:53
  8. "No Bass Trio" (Oxley, Stańko, Stenson) - 6:02
  9. "Euforila" - 5:06
  10. "Leosia" - 9:22



  1. ^ ECM discography accessed October 14, 2011
  2. ^ a b Nastos, M. G. Allmusic Review accessed October 14, 2011
  3. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2008) [1992]. "Tomasz Stanko". The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (9th ed.). New York: Penguin. p. 1336. ISBN 978-0-14-103401-0.