on 14 February 2013
The title track and a variation thereof which book-end this 2 cd release are, arguably, the most beautiful recordings ever made by Stanko. While the remaining 70 or so minutes of music does not always match those heights, "Wislawa" is the mark of another classic Stanko band which hopefully heralds another era of music-making.
At the risk of repetition of countless ECM reviews, the purity and detail of sound in the recording is at times spell-binding, especially in the crepuscular "Wislawa" itself. Elsewhere the music is more engaged (see the aptly named "Assassins") but the way "Tutaj-Here" soars is truly special. All the four musicians excel and Virelles, in particular, is shown in better light than on Chris Potter's recent (and perfectly admirable) "Sirens"). Highly recommended.