Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Paweł Kaczmarczyk - Audiofeeling (2007)

Courtesy of Adam Baruch (www.jazzis.com) we publish review of debut album by Paweł Kaczmarczyk. Check as well his next recording "Complexity In Simplicity" made for ACT, both discs proving he is one of the most talented men in Polish jazz these days:

Brilliant debut album by Polish Jazz prodigy, pianist / composer Pawel Kaczmarczyk, aged 22 at the time of this recording. The album presents Kaczmarczyk with his piano trio with bassist Michal Baranski and drummer Pawel Dobrowolski, which was his regular group at the time. Three saxophonists: Radoslaw Nowicki, Tomasz Grzegorski and Grzegorz Piotrowski join the trio on several tracks, turning it into a quartet and on one track a sextet, when they all play together. Of the ten tracks present here, eight were composed by Kaczmarczyk and the other two co-composed by Kaczmarczyk and Piotrowski.

The music is absolutely brilliant, from top to bottom, from start to finish and from the first to the last note. The piano trio showcases their mutual telepathy and the quartets / sextet introduce an ensemble approach. Kaczmarczyk is obviously an outstanding player, elegant and sensitive and above all mature well above what might be expected from a musician of his age.

But even more astounding than his technical brilliance are his skills as a composer, which turn him into a full-fledged Jazz personality. His music amalgamates all of the Jazz tradition, ignoring trends and genres, emphasizing the sense of melody and structure which one finds only amongst the finest of Jazz Masters, like Bill Evans. Of course all the other musicians are equally excellent, playing with grace and passion, always elegantly and with taste. The overall result is a stunning achievement, especially in view of the fact that it is a musical debut. I can´t imagine any Jazz lover in the world not loving this music to bits, as it is simply overwhelmingly beautiful. A must!

Author of text: Adam Baruch (http://www.adambaruch.com/)

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