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Invitation : 29.10.2018 - Opening Concert of ART MINTAKA FOUNDATION - Akademia Muzyczna; Concert Hall - Bydgoszcz
Program: Rafal Gorzycki - I String Quartet, "OEDIPUS" Piano Trio - Word`s Premieres .... and more
Foundation of Polish Chamber Music - ART MINTAKA is a brand new organization from Rafal and Daniel Gorzycki is created to promote polish contemporary music, jazz, classical, electronic and other forms of art

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Rafal Gorzycki - Ensemble Tuning
Rafal Gorzycki together with Kuba Ziołlek (electronics) and Tomasz Pawlicki (flute, electronics) working on a new album .
Album`s premiere on november 2018; the label is Cracowian - Audio Cave

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3) Province Marshall Cultural Award 2017 - Rafal Gorzycki was awardad by Kujavian and Pomeranian Province Marshall and received The Cultural Award 2017

Watch the Syriusz`s live performance video from Rafal Gorzycki`s latest album premiere`s concert
24.02.2017, MCK - Bydgoszcz/Poland

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Watch the brand new clip for Syriusz`s live performing from Rafal Gorzycki

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Latest rewiev of- SYRIUSZ - solo album from Rafal Gorzycki
rewiev by Adam Baruch

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New solo album from - Rafal Gorzycki - SYRIUSZ,
premiere on 17.02.2017

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Top Ten of Polish Jazz 2016 - Rafal Gorzycki Trio - Playing
Album „Playing” on the Third place among 10 The Best Polish Jazz Albums of 2016 ( wg. Polish Jazz )

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5) Rafał Gorzycki Trio - Playing - ALBUM OF THE MONTH
The biggest Portal Polish Jazz pointed the Playing album as the Best Album of the Month - read the review

Rafał Gorzycki is working on a new album
..... solo album this time. Rafal is playing on piano, organ, vibes, and reading Krzysztof Gruse`s poetry.
Recording sesion on june 2016. Album titled - There is no band on Sirius - will be premiered on the beginnig of 2017

ALBUM`S PREMIERE - Rafał Gorzycki Trio - Playing
label. FOR TUNE
Premiere 28.02.2016
Tournee - Playing Live 28.02-30.03.2016

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Rafal Gorzycki Trio - Playing
Thank You - we managed to collect the funds in our crowdfunding action - Thanks for all supporting us

4) Gorzycki & Dobie - Nothing - Read album`s and concerts reviews

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Gorzycki & Dobie - Nothing
latest album available in shops now

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4) Rafal Gorzycki awarded by Ministry

Rafal Gorzycki has been granted by Polish Ministry of Culture for his artistic activity for 2015

5) Rafal Gorzycki - new album

It is his third duo closing a chamber trilogy , this time with english guitarist Jon Dobie
Albums premiere: Gorzycki and Dobie - Nothing 28.02.2015
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5) Rafal Gorzycki working on the new trio

Band created with guitarist Mark Malinowski and bass player Wojciech Wozniak
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5) Gorzycki Gruchot Experimental Psychology album among the best jazz releases in 2013
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5) Album Gorzycki Gruchot Experimental Psychology is announced as the album of the month on Polish Jazz
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6) Large review with Rafal Gorzycki in february issue of JazzPress Magazine
(JazzPress 02.2014 - download)

2 latest albums from Rafal Gorzycki (Therapy and Experimental Psychology) among The Best Albums of 2013 read

Rafa³ Gorzycki and Sebastian Gruchot - Experimental Psychology
New albums premiere 29.11.2013

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Rafa³ Gorzycki and Sebastian Gruchot work on the new album - EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY...
Album,s premiere 29.11.2013

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Rafal Gorzycki and Kamil Pater - Therapy...
Interwiev with artists, album,s and SSP,s concert rewiews

JazzPress 06.2013 - download

Rafal Gorzycki and Kamil Pater - Therapy.
The new album,s premiere on 22.04.2013

see the clips below with the music from Therapy.

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watch the video - - Therapy , part 1

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watch the video - - Therapy , part 3

Rafal Gorzycki among The Artists of the Year 2012
The biggest polish jazz magazine Jazzarium in 2012 summary placed Rafal Gorzycki among 10 The Best Artists in 2012 on 6 position.
Rafals Ecstasy Project They were P album was also put among 10 The Best Albums in 2012 on 9 position

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Rafal Gorzycki and Sing Sing Penelope
Debut album from 2005 for free now


Latest premiere from Sing Sing Penelope & Rafal Gorzycki: This is the music
The new album by SSP recorded with DJ Strangefruit and Seb Gruchotem is released on 10.04.2012

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Premiere... Latest Rafal Gorzycki`s album: A-kineton
The latest cd from a quartet: Pater, Gorzycki, Wojtczak, Urowski ( earlier - Dziki Jazz) titled:
A-kineton is released on 18.02.2012

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Ecstasy Project - They were P - new album....
Rafal Gorzycki and his EP album`s premiere: 30.10.2011.

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Rafa³ Gorzycki in studio...
Rafal Gorzycki with Pater, Urowski and Wojtczak (replaced Kaminski in Dziki Jazz quartet) have just recorded the music for a new album "Akineton".
Premiere - autumn 2011.

Rafal Gorzycki and his Ecstasy Project are recording in august a fifth album called - "They were P". Premiere - october 2011.

The movie is telling a story about the project and the album - Electrogride, with Smolensk airplane`s crash in background, recently premiered on You Tube.

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Latest album - Sing Sing Penelope & DJ Strangefruit is ready!
Premiere: 12.07.2010

It`s called "Electrogride" and recorded with norwegian star Pal Nyhus (Nils Petter Molvaer, Bugge Wesseltoft) specialized in new improvised electronics.
Album was recorded in april 2010 as a part of a project: "Electrogride - meeting of improvising musicians".
This project originally was including concerts in Poland. Unfortunately after the Polish Air Force One crash in Smolensk , the tournee was cancelled and artist recorded the album "Electrogride".
The whole Project including this album was sponsored and supported by a grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Financial Mechanism and the Norwegian Financial Mechanism.
That is why the album is free and not for sale. All interested in having it can receive cds in clubs were concerts were suppose to place in.

how to order the album...details

NATIONAL MUSIC AWARDS - FRYDERYKI 2010 - Rafal Gorzycki as a member of the quartet: "Pater, Kamiñski, Urowski, Gorzycki - Dziki Jazz"
has been just nominated to the National Academy Award "Fryderyki 2010" for The Best Jazz Debut of the Year.
Other nominated artists are: Micha³ Grott oraz Trio Mania. The results will be announced on the Gala on 19.04.2010 in Warsaw.

ALREADY IN SHOPS - The latest album with Rafal Gorzycki - Album "Pater, Kaminski, Urowski, Gorzycki - Dziki Jazz"
from 12.10.2009.

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6) Already in shops... "Rafa³ Gorzycki - Trio Poems" (30.03.2009)
The music written to the XX century`s poetry for man`s vocal, electronics and drums.
Listen to the music from the album now.
Label: Monotype Records.

7) New album already in shops. Sing Sing Penelope + Andrzej Przybielski: Stirli People in Jazzga.
Listen to 2 compositions from the album now.

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Two new albums soon - Rafal Gorzycki is finishing work on new project called: Rafa³ Gorzycki - " Trio Poems".
It is going to be the music for man`s vocal, electronics and drums. Musicians invited to the recording:
Krzysztof Nowinski - vocal and Dawid Szczesny - electronics.
There will be used poems by: Brodski, Szymborska, Bialoszewski. The Premiere - March 2009

On the other hand,Sing Sing Penelope is working on new, forth album. It will be a live album, featuring - one of the greatest trumpet player all over the Europe - Andrzej Przybielski. Recordings: 10.2008 , album`s Premiere: January 2009.

Already in shops - the new live album (1CD + 1DVD) "Ecstasy Project - Reminiscence Europae".
It includes new compositions and some from "Europae" album. It is a specific journey deep inside the "Europae" concept,
which evoluated during the europaen tournee.
listen to the music from audio CD and see the the video from DVD


The latest Rafal Gorzycki`s album "Ecstasy Project - EUROPAE" has just been very well reviewed
on the world`s the biggest jazz internet site- All About Jazz (USA)

..."Gorzycki is a remarkable drummer...The band is Polish; the song titles Latin, but the music, quite simply, is universal. "
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11) New album with Rafal Gorzycki: Sing Sing Penelope - "We Remember Krzeselko" - already in shops.
listen to the music from this album

The Best Jazz Album of 2007 - In Polish Jazz Radio competition for theThe Best Jazz Album of 2007, album "EUROPAE" - Ecstasy Project - has been classified in first 10 (on 8th place) read more

13) Already in shops... New Ecstasy Project "EUROPAE" album (Premiere: 15.10.2007). Read a text about the album written by Zbigniew Zielinski.

"Rafal Gorzycki looks at music through its twentieth-century struggle. Starting with improvisation and jazz he turns his attention towards the experiences of the European chamber music of the previous century. This is where he tries to find substantial solutions for his musical experiments. The music of mature Europe digested in the atonality, neo-Romanticism and minimalist experiments seems to be great support in his poetic excursions towards Europe Impossible, Europe with no Chaos, Europe of philosophers, artists and craftsmen. And this is this vision that makes him study the rich heritage of the last century avant-gard. With his band, whose members come from the cultures of classical music, yet again does he discourse about the beauty and lyricism devoid of the pressure of the noisy commerciality. Ecstasy Project tells us how beautiful and wise Europe is with its experience. Let us listen, although so difficult it is sometimes to believe in this beauty...Zbigniew Zielinski, transl. Agnieszka Skrzypczyk ..."

11) "Gazeta Wyborcza" - the biggest polish newspaper, "Playboy" magazine and "Onet.pl" in theirs 2006 summary classified Rafal Gorzyckiego and his "Ecstasy Project" and "Sing Sing Penelope" to the most interesting and most important musical appearance of recent year.

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12) Rafal Gorzycki is finishing work on Ecstasy Project third album. The album`s title "EUROPAE". It is going to be a special legacy of the XX century`s european music. It is also going to be a specific trial for answering the question : Where does jazz drive to? European heritage as a key to the future.

Musicians invited to the recording - Tomasz Pawlicki, Lukasz Gorewicz, and new artists in EP, vibes player specialized in Modern Chamber Music (KWARTLUDIUM) - Pawel Nowicki - and double bass player - Pawel Urowski.

Premiere - october 2007

13) New compilation album available:


Includes unreleased music from Rafal Gorzycki`s Ecstasy Project , Sing Sing Penelope, Maestro Trytony, Red Eye of Mintaka. (mp3 compilation)

(buy only on serpent.pl)


14) In June`s issue (06.2006) of  "JAZZIZ" - one of three the biggest jazz magazine in USA a great review of album- "Ecstasy Project Trio - Realium" has appeared.

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15) The latest Ecstasy Project Trio album Realium" is rewieved on the biggest jazz site "All About Jazz" and has been recommended by AAJ editors  as a  one from couple of hundred premieres in "new releases albums" section on the starting page

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New Ecstasy Project

Rafal Gorzycki


Band established in 1998 (Bydgoszcz/Poland) is one of the groups connected to Club "Mozg" (Brain; eng.) named by top european newspapers as "the most creative place of recent years".

The band`s debut album was released in 2001 by famous jazz label - Not Two Records (Cracow/Poland).

The second Ecstasy Project Trio album "Realium" was released by polish-american label "Polish Jazz Networ" by Cezary Lerski, in 2005

"I worked over one year on the conception of my second album. I meant to describe some kind of melancholy. I exposed visions appearing during my stay at the countryside. This is European jazz - my favorite." Rafal Gorzycki

After releasing in 2005 by PJN a compilation album called: "The Best of Polish Jazz 2005" with Ecstasy Project composition, Ecstasy Project has started its european career.

In 2007, Rafal Gorzycki released third EP`s album: "EUROPAE", which is a special homage payed to the XX century`s european music.

The fourth, double (CD + DVD) live album "Reminiscence Europae" (premiere: 05.2008) includes new compositions and some from "Europae" album.The latest one released in november 2011 is called They were P.

see: polishjazz.com

Members of the group:

Rafal Gorzycki (Bydgoszcz) - drums, the leader, well known from bands Sing Sing Penelope and Maestro Trytony , is a artist of jazz upbringing. In the past interested in trans aspect of M-base and downtown New York`s scene , now studies and works on modern european jazz and XX century chamber contemporary music.

Tomasz Pawlicki (Bydgoszcz) - flute. Plays as a First flute player in National Opera House in Bydgoszcz. One of the greatest flute virtuosi in Europe. He is also a composer and performer.

Pawel Nowicki (Gdansk) - vibes. Graduated Music Conservatory in Strasburg - modern chamber music specialist . Awarded in Contemporary Music Competition in Rotterdam and Clerment-Ferrand. Close cooperator of "Warsaw Autumn Festival". Leader of contemporary quartet - Kwartludium.

Pawe³ Urowski (Bydgoszcz) - double bass player. Student of final year on Music Academy in Wroclaw on Jazz classes. He studies acoustic bass in famous european bass player class: Jacek Niedziela. He is specialized in modern, acoustic jazz . He plays in: "0-12 Acoustic Quartet" and is a co-leader of "Soul Essence" Quintet . He also was a member of " Contemporary Noise Quintet" and recorded theirs debut album "Pig inside the gentleman.

Lukasz Gorewicz (Szczecin) -violin . Absolwent of Akademia Muzyczna in Warsaw. Winner of many clasical prices in the international competitions.

All members of the group has taken part in numerous important europaen recordings, projects and concerts with some of the most creative European ensembles and musicians, including: Peter Kowald, Jon Rose, P. Friis-Nielsen, O. Magieres, N. Winther, C. Irgens-Moller, John Doobie, Brandon Furman, Jorgos Skolias, Loco Richter, Tomasz Pawlicki, Pomeranian Philharmony, National Opera House, National Theatre in Cracow, Leszek Mozdzer, Milosc, Hanna Banaszak, Ryszard Tymanski, Marek Kazana, Olo Walicki, Mikolaj Trzaska, Maestro Trytony, Antoni Gralak, Fire Birds, Maksymiuk , Andrzej Przybielski, Krzysztof Herdzin, Grzegorz Nadolny, Tomasz Pacanowski, Waclaw Wegrzyn and many others.

Ecstasy Project successfully performed at major jazz festivals in Poland and Europe, including performances at : Jazz Jamboree, Warsaw Summer Jazz Days, Gdynia Summer Jazz Days, Big Jazz Ear Budapest, Construction in Process, The Polish Year in Austria, France, Greece, Germany and Jazz Week in Berlin.