Mike Majkowski

Big Sea

Arrow. Paul Derricott, drums; Hugh Barrett, piano; Dale Gorfinkel, vibes; Simon Ferenci, trumpet; Mike Majkowski, bass
Jazz
Jazzgroove JGR057
www.paulderricott.com
Reviewed by , July 1st, 2015

We live in an age where diversity is the key to a successful and happy life as a jazz/contemporary musician. Consider then, the challenge for such musicians when the time comes to release a debut recording: How does a diverse player represent her/himself on a single recorded artefact? For some, the problem results in a… continue reading »


Neighbouring Objects

Mike Majkowski, bass
Improvisation
Astral Spirits
http://monofonuspress.com/store/astral-spirits-batch-5
Reviewed by , July 1st, 2015

Bassist-improviser Mike Majkowski presents another highly refined and impressively performed exploration of (mostly) solo bass on Neighbouring Objects. The playing here is so focused and the territory explored is so rich and resonant that one gets the feeling of being deeply embedded in this soundscape. Like his last album Why is there something instead of nothing (2013), the listener… continue reading »


Why Is There Something Instead of Nothing

Mike Majkowski
Improvisation
Bocian Records
https://sites.google.com/site/mikemajkowski/
Reviewed by , November 1st, 2014

Brought to life by Mike Majkowski, the double bass is a living, breathing organism that can morph from the size of an insect, all energy and restless movement, to a creature of cosmic proportions, vibrating in excess of time and space. Sydney-raised Majkowski has been making a name for himself in Berlin, the flourishing hub… continue reading »


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