Maciej is an exceptional double bass player, composer, and session musician with a wealth of experience that spans across all music genres. With his love for jazz, he has earned a reputation as one of the finest double bass players in Poland, with a staggering 100 concerts every year on both national and international stages. His outstanding talent has earned him the title of Musician of the Year in 2019, as awarded by the esteemed critic Adam Baruch. He has recorded over 150 projects for top labels such as Universal Music and Warner Music, as well as renowned movie streaming platforms like Prime Video and Netflix. Maciej is proud to be the first PRO-verified double bass player on Fiverr, which speaks volumes about his professionalism and expertise. With his vast experience, he is confident that he can deliver a flawless and exceptional performance for any project.
In the last decade of his career, he has performed with over 100 ensembles throughout Europe, contributing to a range of high-profile projects. Some notable examples include the following:
- He performed with the Gdansk Jazz Quintet alongside Cezary Paciorek and Maciej Sikała at Expo Milano 2015.
- He performed with Krystyna Durys at the world’s biggest jazz festival, the “Jazz Java Festival,” in Indonesia.
- He participated in an international cooperation of classical musicians from Eastern and Central Europe as part of the I, CULTURE Orchestra.
- Performed at numerous jazz festivals with Zgniłość, ńoko, Dead Vistula, Almost Jazz Group, LowBow, Maciej Sadowski Kwadrat, Marcin Gawdzis Quintet, Szymon Łukowski Quintet, Sekstans, Leszek Kułakowski Big Band, Maciej Sikała Trio, Krystyna Durys Band.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Instrumental Studies and a Master’s Degree in Jazz and Stage Music from Stanisław Moniuszko Music Academy in Gdańsk. With his solid technical background, he can perform in various music genres, such as jazz, classical, pop, folk, ethnic, and electronic music.
Maciej also focuses on mastering his composition skills and creates works in different genres. It is worth mentioning that he has graduated from film music composition workshops led by the Oscar winner Jan A.P. Kaczmarek.
Maciej Sadowski is a musician who currently runs four different projects. One of his projects is called LowBow, which is an instrumental project arranged for two cellos and double basses. This project focuses on fusing classical and contemporary chamber music with elements of improvisation. Another project is the Maciej Sadowski Kwadrat, which is a jazz quartet that is evolving into a new band named ŃOKO. The band includes Tomasz Koper on drums, Sadowski on double bass, Dawid Lipka on trumpet, and Michał Jan Ciesielski on saxophone. Sadowski also manages the Gdańsk Necropolitan Orchestra along with Dawid Lipka, and he has a solo project as well. Additionally, Sadowski is the manager of the independent music label Eastrings Records.
I Have Absolutely Nothing to Say, so Listen is the composer’s step into new territory; it is the synthesis of a vast array of musical experiences that span jazz, classical, pop, folk, ethnic, and electronic music. The fascinating eight-track LP is a feast of musical offerings from Sadowski and his global collaborators, an intricate and often troubling journey through captivating sonic spaces. The mood is often brooding, an album thick with substance and story, a layered and highly textural experience that is appropriately uncomfortable and reflective of a year of stretching, breaking, and growth. Instrumentally, Sadowski employs heavy use of strings, synth, and drums, interlaced with fascinating moments of trumpet, electric guitar, piano, and—surprisingly—a full vocal piece with French collaborator Lario Nowhere. It is a truly unique offering in a landscape of “same”, a progressive modern-classical work that pulls from enthralling places.
“The album is an audio record of experiences and emotions evoked by the unique, difficult, and life-changing pandemic period. The unconventional title relates directly to my creative process. I am not an art theorist, a musical philosopher who transfers certain coherent theories to the keyboard or scores. My experiences naturally turn into music in my head. Only after time, through various associations and external triggers, I find echoes of personal events and feelings in my music. I would like to allow my audience to experience a similar search—without suggesting any methods of interpretation or themes. I aimed for a universal artistic message. Despite cultural differences, geographical distance, or different experiences, people share the same emotions which can be found in the material. This universal presentation, combined with the universal chaos that we have been experiencing over the last two years, gave final shape to this album. As the whole idea originated from the pandemic, I needed to think beyond concert performances. With my friends from around the world, we managed to create a rich, colourful body of music that is both multi-level and complex—almost impossible to play live. In the center of composition, arrangement, and recording, I was finally able to focus only on the sound that came out of my imagination.”