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Portrait of Andy (Andrzej) Chochol - guitar

Andy (Andrzej) Chochol - guitar

About Andy (Andrzej) Chochol - guitar

Ostrowiec Sw-ski, Poland

Andrzej Chochól
Recording Polish musician (who loves Canada and recorded there), guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, composer.

Plays mostly Fender Telecaster (customized), Gibson ES-175D, and other guitars.
Plays also bass guitar, tenor saxophone, keyboards, and drums.

Genre: jazz (smooth jazz, free jazz, harmolodic, mainstream), funk, pop, blues, r&b,
On musical scene since early '80.
Touring and recording in Poland and Europe, recorded also in Canada.

Andrzej composes music for himself and other artists. Known jazz activist, organized many jazz concerts in his home town of Ostrowiec Sw. with participation of international stars. He also teaches jazz and music. As a fine studio musician - he offers inexpensive professional guitar track recording via internet!

With an incredible musical instinct, Andrzej gets musical ideas instantly, without the need for long rehesals.

It makes him an ideal guest musician, sideman, etc. He can also add to ideas, enriching existing songs and arrangements in a fly. With a great personality, he is a fantastic band member and leader.

If you need to hire a briliant guitarist or composer, or plan to organize an interesting concert, you should seriously consider Andrzej's abilities.

Please see web site to learn about Andrzej's career, listen to examples of his play and his music, see more of his photos, and to contact him.

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Need a fine guitar solo for your recording, good guitar rhythm background, or just classy touches of guitar, but can't afford high fees of top professionals?
It's easy - send MP3 demo of your song, describe what you need - and Andrzej will be glad to record it for you in professional digital studio, for a
nominal fee. If needed, he will even recommend what else may be good for your song.
Get most thrilling bluesy solos, red-hot, smoking rock guitars in B. Adams' style, jazzy licks of G.Benson or M. Stern type - and much, much more

After visiting Andrzej Chochol's Web site - you will see how unusually wide his offer is.
His notes can actually make your song really rock - they may be just what you need to get more attention to your production.

Thanks to favourable Western currencies' exchange rate to Polish Zloty, you have a chance of getting top-notch professional tracks for a fraction of typical cost! Get the ready recording in just a few days by email or FTP, as a DVD quality WAV file, or any other file format you may specify. Write Andrzej today to find out more! He can also join you for live projects.

Highlights of Andy's career:

Co-creator of "Stan dArt group with Darek Galon (1983).
With this group he took first prize at Komeda Jazz Competition in Warsaw, 1985, and won grand prix at International Modern Jazz Competition Jazz On The
Odra, in Wroclaw Poland, 1996.
They also toured extensively, and recorded their music for Polish Radio broadcasting company, and polish labelMuza.
Stan d'Art group was highly regarded by musicians, professionals and media.
Let's just say for example that they were picked as the best group
and individual musicians by Jazz Top pool by the acclaimed Jazz Forum
magazine for several years in the row (1985-87). Andrzej was also listed in "top 10" in "guitarist of the year" category.

In 1987, with Stan d'Art recorded his first LP, released
by Polskie Nagrania. At the same time andrzej performed and recorded for Polish radio with Derek Galon in duo, Derek's Space Shuttle group, and other musicians.
In eighties, he continued his concert career, performing
and recording with Violin Meeting, Asocjacja Andrzeja Przybielskiego,
theater Performer, Krzysztof Scieranski, W. Kiniorski, A. Korecki, H. Gembalski, Janusz Smyk, Jorgos Skolias, Bernard Maseli, Michal Zduniak, to name just a few.

Until around 1990 he played mostly jazz music (for example
with Stan d'Art - harmolodic, free jazz with Andrzej Przybielski, fusion with Violin Meerting). In early nineties he decided to go ahead more with his solo career, presenting many of his own compositions.

With group "Trouble Makers" he toured playing his own repertuaire, and soon recorded with them a fine album "Cooperation". Young musicians who polished their skills at Andrzej's side are now well known, performing and recording
with top stars of Polish and international scene. In the prestigeous Magazyn Muzyczny magazine, they wrote: "This musician shows real knowledge, skills and artistic sensuality. (...) He composes pleasant music with fine arrangements - somewhere between Stern, Sting, Spyro Gyra, Metheny, or Benson. (...) The album Chochól - Cooperation"
makes his very interesting musical statement, worthy listening to."
Mentioned album received also a very high score in the same magazine - four stars.
At the breaking of 90-ties Andrzej started also his other activity (which goes on utill today). He is a vigorous and dynamic organizer of Jazz fests in his city. Thanks to his enthusiasm, large audiences had a chance to listen live to such musicians as BOB BERG, DAVID KIKOSKI, DERIC JAMES, RICK HOLLENDER i URSZULA DUDZIAK, gruop HI-LO i PATRYCJA BEYSENS from Sweden, and JAN PTASZYN WRÓBLEWSKI, KRYSTYNA PRONKO, JAROSLAW SMIETANA, WOJCIECH KAROLAK, GRAZYNA LOBASZEWSKA, JORGOS SKOLIAS, gruops GLOBTROTTERS, WALK AWAY , to name just a few.

He was also invited by Randy Brecker (who always been Andrzej's musical fascination) to perform together on jazz stage.
A memorable musical experience for Andrzej, and quite a big suprise for Mr Brecker who was highly impressed with Andrzej's skills, after a "stage duel" at one of concerts organized by Andrzej.

From his latest activities, worthy mentioning may be his cooperation with the legend of Polish blues scene - Mira Kubasinska
(ex-Breakout). Andrzej played with her in a duo, and also as a leader
of her larger band, adding a new flavour to her music.
Also worth mentioning is his recording session in Victoria, Canada, in duo with his long-years friend and musical partner, Darek Galon.

In spring of 2005 Andrzej performed on a tour in France,
and toured Russia and Ukraine, as well as performed in Poland. More recently, Andrzej concerted as invited guest, and performed solo in Warsaw.

In 2006, he started recording with Darek Galon and invited guests for their new album. Recording finished in mid 2007, and this new album "Songs For Stubborn Kids" (with texts by famous Polish children's writer Jan Brzechwa) was released by known Polish label Fonografika before Christmas 2007.

Also in 2007, Andrzej played numerous concerts, solo,
duo and with various groups - in Poland and United Kingdom, and recorded more jazzy pieces with Derek Galon from Canada.

- After pop--rock-jazz popular production for another album, Andrzej recorded material for a new, more difficult record
addressed to jazz connoisseurs. It is a duo with Michal Zduniak, fine Polish drummer. Andrzej's playing reminds here a bit of Metheny's Zero Tolerance - as both musicians explore free forms, with almost telepathic understanding of each other. This record has been released in 2008, and Andrzej also plans more recordings with Canadian musicians - in yet another style... (Polonia Records)

Also 2008 - New album "Here We Go" in smooth jazz style with accents of light funkhas beenreleased by the label Fonografika in Poland. This fine recording, done with Funk Collective group and a special guest - Bill Evans (sax) is already gaining quick popularity in Poland. In next months he will go on a promo tour of this album, playing in Poland and abroad.

You can listen here to some of Andy's recordings - but for more please visit his site (in English and Polish). Also from his site you can contact him, find out about ordering his albums, or about getting his guitar in your songs...
Thank you for your visit!


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