Pedro y Mari
Release date: 15 December 2013
Catalogue number: CM 1022 | Format: CD | Box: digipack
Album type: studio | Genre: Jazz/Latin
Publisher: CM Records
Total time: 46:41
The very first album of a family band "Pedro y Mari" together with a fine choice of accompanying musicians. Filled with calm and sunny sounds of brazilian bossa nova among other styles appearing in the record. Relaxing and inspiring music with the touch of saudade.
- Kiedy śpisz
- Besame Mucho
- Nauczyłam się
- Boy/Girl from Ipanema
- Jestem z kamienia
- Dobre Lato
Maria Kudełka: vocal, backing vocals (10,12), flute (4), melodica (5,11), arrangement (3,4,5,7,8,9,10,11,12); Piotr Kudełka: guitars: classical, electric (3,10,12), acoustic (12), bass (12), arrangement (1,3,4,5,8,10,12); Bogdan Hołownia: piano, arrangement (2,4,6,7,8,11); Wojciech Lichtański: alto sax, soprano sax (3), arrangement (3,5,9,10); Jakub Mielcarek: double bass; Tomas Celis Sanchez: percussion; Szymon Madej: drums (3,8,10); Grzegorz Skotnicki: drums (12).
About the artists:
Pedro y Mari is a vocal-guitar duo, well matched and full of harmony, as can only happen between brother and sister, who both love music and agree about it without redundant words. It might seem they simply think music, dream music, speak music resulting in all “pastel” melodies to be found on this record. To their own spécialité de la maison they have added only the best and well balanced “herbs and spices” by way of the first class musicians, that Maria and Piotr invited to join their music project one sunny July day in Summer 2012.
Maria (Mari) learnt to sing jazz in London. But her music education also embraces playing piano and flute. Since her earliest days she’s always been surrounded by music. For her, music is a kind of social communion. “I’d like my melodies to help people in their struggle against sorrows and difficulties of everyday life,” – she says – “to discover for themselves all this magic and power of music, and enjoy it as much, as I do”.
Pedro (Piotr) studied guitar under Prof. Alina Gruszka at the The Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice. But his earlier experience of music, as a young boy, included playing piano and violin. He’s a prize winner of many musical festivals, among them guitar festivals in Gdansk, Krynica and Sanok. In 2001 the president of Katowice awarded him with the Prize for Outstanding Youth Talents. In 2011 Piotr was awarded the Positive Spirit Prize by the International Youth Meeting Center in Oswiecim/Auschwitz. When it comes to music, he does not have a one track mind. He says: “I love to find myself in various musical environments, I love that feeling of goose pimples evoked by the unexpected – I’m sure, you know what I mean!”