Friday, October 14, 2011

Krzysztof Herdzin Trio - Capacity (LEMCD, 2011) by Adam Baruch

Krzysztof Herdzin Trio (band)

Krzysztof Herdzin - piano
Robert Kubiszyn - bass guitar, double bass
Cezary Konrad - drums

Trio (LEMCD, 2011)

(Editor) Good music evokes strong reactions, either positive or critical but it means that it was something more behind it than just duly- delivered craftsmanship. This is the case of Adam Baruch's review of newest album by Krzysztof Herdzin...   

Polish pianist / composer / orchestrator / arranger Krzysztof Herdzin is undoubtedly one of the most revered musicians on the local scene, incredibly prolific and omnipresent across the entire genre spectrum between Pop and Contemporary Classical music, with Jazz as his epicenter. Recent years found him frantically busy with so many non-Jazz projects, that it is heartwarming to see him return to the basic piano trio format, with bassist Robert Kubiszyn and drummer Cezary Konrad, to confront his listeners directly, without the ornamentation of elaborate orchestral arrangements. Listening to this album definitely re-establishes Herdzin's position as a piano virtuoso and the five original compositions present here (with one additional standard) again fanfare his compositional skills. Add to this the excellent sound quality and dynamic mastering and here you have a perfect piano trio album… and yet… after listening to it for a couple of times I discovered that I feel somewhat uneasy about it. Everything is simply too good, too perfect, too… everything. Like a cake, which is so sweet it is too sweet? It seems that Herdzin has a tendency to make things just perfect, which sometimes is simply overdoing it. To summarize, this is a beautiful, smooth, professional album, which most people will love to bits and rightly so. I love piano trios and this is a great piano trio! Have I been intellectually challenged? Not really, but the heck with it, good time was had by all.

Author: Adam Baruch
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