„Moments” – new CD Filip Wojciechowski Quartet

By Małgosia on maj 14th, 2014

“Beauty, grace, elegance …These are the qualities that best describe the music created by Filip Wojciechowski and his company on this album. For years I have had the belief that the basis of Polish Jazz is the piano and this music confirms this, from the turn of the century many prominent swing phrases contained the eminent piano. This project’s group leader is also one of its brightest characters. With his in-depth knowledge of classical piano supported by an appropriate music education at the Warsaw Academy of Music, and numerous awards in piano competitions, Filip Wojciechowski is in every respect competent in the interpretation of classical music as well as jazz. It’s also – as it turns out – a very explosive mix. Impeccable virtuoso piano workmanship, a great musical imagination and compositional arrangement make the music featured on the album Moments a pleasure to listen to. It is significant that the leader found excellent partners in Gary Guthman, Marcin Kajper, Czarek Konrad, Paweł Pańta and Oskar Wojciechowski . They are united not only with the same sensitivity but also musical empathy. The resulting sounds captivate the listener from the first bars. “Moments” also has another important advantage. This is music without a rush, which allows each note to resound and allows silence to exist. One could write at lengthy note about this beautiful music, but I would rather just urge you to listen to this album. Believe me, you will not be disappointed, and the silver disc will remain Jacek Gładkowski, Filip Wojciechowski, Paweł Pańta in your player for a while”
Piotr Iwicki

The album includes two compositions of pianist and jazz transcriptions of Bach’s preludes and etudes of Chopin’s E flat minor. Guest starring are here also: American jazz trumpeter Gary Guthman and the members of the Quartet : Cezary Konrad-drums, Paweł Panta – bass and Martin Kajper – Saxophone. In the recording of the disc took part Sinfonia Baltica conducted by Bohdan Jarmołowicz.

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