Mariusz Bogdanowicz - Confiteor Song (Confiteor 002) - 2001

produced by Mariusz Bogdanowicz
recorded at Radio PiK, Bydgoszcz, March 2001
sound engineer Tadeusz Mieczkowski

  • Mariusz Bogdanowicz - double bass
  • Zbigniew Namysłowski - alto saxophone
  • Adam Wendt - tenor and soprano saxophone
  • Brandon Furman (USA) - electric guitar
  • Andrzej Jagodziński - accordion
  • Krzysztof Herdzin - piano
  • Piotr Biskupski - drums
  • choir of children

             Confiteor is the title of the manifesto of Young Poland by Stanisław Przybyszewski, published in 1899, which is an indisputable definition of 20th century modernism.

            "(...) Art is a reproduction of what is eternal, independent of any changes or randomness, independent of time or space, so:

            (...) is the recreation of the soul's life in all its manifestations, regardless of whether they are good or bad, ugly or beautiful.

            (...) it has no goal, it is an end in itself, it is an absolute (...) ”.

            It is very personal music, with a strongly exposed melody, very communicative. It is inspired by Polish folk culture, as well as contemporary, ethnic and rock music. Despite the fact that it operates in the circle of the jazz idiom, its roots lie in European culture, it is ideologically related to the music of Krzysztof Komeda, Jan Garbarek, Tomasz Stańka, Włodzimierz Nahorny.

            The project is an ambitious attempt to create a universal sound, addressed to every sensitive recipient, regardless of their stylistic preferences.

            The "Confiteor Song" program is a continuation of Mariusz Bogdanowicz's previous formation, "Back to the Bass", which was established in 1991 as an "experimental" line-up: three double basses, saxophone, guitar and drums. After two years it was transformed into a quartet with which Mariusz Bogdanowicz publishes in 1995. his first original album. The band has had numerous concerts in clubs and festivals (Jazz Jamboree, 9Warsaw Summer Jazz Days, Gdynia Summer Jazz Days, Pomeranian Jazz Autumn, Jazz on the Odra, Central European Culture Festival in London) as well as TV and radio recordings. An interesting fact is that the legendary drummer of Yes and Kign Crimson - Bill Brufford - performed with the quartet during the workshop at Akwarium club in 1993.

            The reference to the title of Stanisław Przybyszewski's Young Poland manifesto also draws attention to art today. To use it for purposes other than those intended.

            The album "Confiteor Song" is released by the independent publisher Mariusz Bogdanowicz. It was established to promote Polish music and the achievements of Polish artists.


Mariusz Bogdanowicz - double bass player, composer, leader, teacher, producer, publisher and journalist. A graduate of the Jazz and Popular Music Department of the Academy of Music in Katowice.

He has four original albums to his credit:

  • Back to the Bass (1995)
  • Confiteor Song (2001)
  • Syntonia (2013)
  • Beside You (2016)

He is a composer of songs to texts by Wojciech Młynarski, Andrzej Poniedzielski, Jan Wołek, Marek Gaszyński, Justyna Holm and Maria Przybysz, as well as theater and film music.

In 1991, he formed his first band. It is music with an exposed melody, large space and a strong emotional charge.

Mariusz Bogdanowicz's ensembles have performed numerous concerts, including: Central European Culture Festival '98 in London, Jazz Jamboree '99, International Performing Arts Festival SHAPE 2000 in Belgium, Corso Polonia 2003 in Rome, Nowa Polska '04 in Paris , Swing of the White Night 2014 (Saint Petersburg), 2014 (Zagreb), Nine Gates Beijing Jazz Festival 2017 (Beijing) as well as TV and radio recordings.

Outstanding instrumentalists cooperated with Mariusz Bogdanowicz's formations: Zbigniew Namysłowski, Andrzej Jagodziński, Krzysztof Herdzin, Adam Wendt, Piotr Schmidt, Mariusz Mielczarek, Artur Lesicki, Brandon Furman, Kasia Pietrzko, Paweł Tomaszewski, Sebastian Frankiewicz, Paweł Dobrowolski, Piotr Biskupski. Bill Brufford, the legendary drummer of Yes and King Crimson, performed with the quartet in the Akwarium club in 1993.

He has nearly fifty records in his phonographic output.

Mariusz Bogdanowicz has been playing in all groups of Włodzimierz Nahorny for over thirty years. Nahorny Trio is so far the longest-existing band in the history of Polish jazz with the same line-up.

He collaborated, among others with: Ewa Bem, Lora Szafran, Urszula Dudziak, Edyta Geppert, Hanna Banaszak, Wojciech Karolak, Zbigniew Namysłowski, Leszek Żądło, Andrzej Jagodziński, Sławomir Kulpowicz, Andrzej Kurylewicz, Zbigorniew Kurylewicz, Zbigorniew Pieresner, Jarosław Śmietregana, Jarosław Śmietreganski, Leszek Śmietregana, Marek Bałata, Krzysztof Herdzin, Michelle Hendrix, Deborah Brown, Bill Molenhof and Stanisław Tym.

Initiator of the creation of the famous Heavy Metal Sextet (1982-84). HMS reactivated in 2010 and in concert