Like a Dream  Darek Oles with all star cast

Brad Mehldau is featured on five piano/bass duos. Bassist Darek Oles has toured the world with such noted musicians as Charles Lloyd, Bennie Maupin, Dianne Reeves, Sheila Jordan and many others. Darek now offers his first CD as a leader, which features several of his well known colleagues in duo, trio and quartet formats. This is a profound CD by one of the most important bassists and composers in jazz today. Like a Dream is available now!


Adam Benjamin
Mark Ferber
Larry Koonse
Chuck Manning
Brad Mehldau
Nate Wood


2You Don't Know What Love Is6:38
3Like a Dream6:52
4Time Café7:41
5Bles For Eden7:15
6Precious Moments9:03
7Before The Journey6:44
9That Night5:43
10Conclusion Part 11:23
11Conclusion Part 25:26
12Conclusion Part 30:41


Bassist Darek Oleszkiewicz, who prefers to go by the abbreviated moniker Oles, has gradually been establishing a name for himself in the West Coast scene over the past decade, playing on notable recordings by artists including Dianne Reeves, Jackie Ryan a

John Kellman, All About Jazz, 9/25/04

When you choose to invite a player like Brad Mehldau to begin your first CD as a leader with five duets, you have to be cravenly commercial, a masochist, or utterly selfless. I'll take door number three. There's no denying the musical chemistry between

John Chacona, Signal To Noise, January, 2005

Polish émigré Oleszkiewicz is one of the most in-demand bassists in the Los Angeles jazz environment, but little known beyond. This solid, all-winner album could help change that. Five tracks pair Oles, his abbreviated working name, with pianist Brad Mehl

Zan Stewart, Newark Star Ledger, October 4, 2004

Like A Dream is bassist Darek Oles' debut as a leader and composer. It opens as if in a dream: "November" recalls Steve Swallow's Falling Grace," that sont's ascending and descending scales key components to the tune's being so memorable.Beyond "November

John Ephland, Downbeat, November, 2004