Sunday, November 13, 2011

Piotr Orzechowski – Pianohooligan (2011)

Piotr Orzechowski - piano

Pianohooligan (2011)

(Editor) Adam Baruch's keen eye spotted debut recording by talented Mr Piotr Orzechowski. He has recently won Grand Prix at prestigious Jazz Competition in Montreux (more), set up his first band called High Definition and is clearly going to make to the top of Polish jazz pianists...

Polish pianist / composer Piotr Orzechowski is at the moment the youngest Polish Jazz piano star. Tenderly aged 21 he already has an impressive CV, which many much older musicians could envy, which includes winning several competitions both as instrumentalist and composer. Classically trained, he discovered Jazz as a teenager and has been active on the Jazz scene since. His nickname "Pianohooligan" is quite appropriate for his disregard of music conventions, which he does not hesitate to break at every possible occasion. This incredible debut recording, present him both as a pianist and composer, in at the most difficult setting as a solo performer. The music presented starts with a prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach, continues with an eight-part scherzo composed by Orzechowski, followed by a Keith Jarrett tune and finally concludes with a fugue by Dmitri Shostakovich. This strange collage of musical pieces makes perfect sense when performed by Orzechowski, even though at the first glance one might wonder what all this music has in common. His incredible virtuosity and individuality, as well as his great sense of melody, harmony and rhythm manage to produce a coherent musical experience, which brigs the listener many moments of bliss and supreme musical joy. The attempt to fuse Classical music and Jazz in this case works beautifully, proving yet again that great music is cross-genre and universally aesthetically perfect. The treatment of the Classical pieces is genuinely sublime and the original music is masterfully crafted. Overall it is a great album from start to finish and honestly quite scary, considering the age of its creator. For people of such talent sky is the only limit!

(Ediotor) Please watch & listen to this kind of joke video showing what potential Piotr Orzechowski posseses, here accompanied by excellent young drummer Patryk Dobosz:

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