Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Mozdzer/Danielsson/Fresco - Polska (2013) *****


Leszek Możdżer - piano, celesta, vibraphone, synth
Lars Danielsson - cello, bass
Zohar Fresco - percussion, vocal

Polska (2013)

The Pole Leszek Możdżer is "a phenomenon" (Süddeutsche Zeitung). "His finely grained virtuosity is fascinating entertainment that is unrivalled in the contemporary piano craft" (FAZ). Already a star in his homeland, and in Europe the most important Polish jazz musician of his generation after Tomasz Stańko, the 42 year-old pianist from Danzig is the embodiment of the current journey of European jazz. A journey back to its roots, and at the same time to new shores: a classical education, the awareness of the own musical tradition, is almost always the basis for exploring one's own worlds of sound with masterly technique. And so it is with Możdżer, who didn't discover jazz until he was 18, to then quickly combine it with other forms. A distinctly individual sound resulted, a personal form of expression that is unmista...

(source: press release)

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