Adam Bałdych is probably the best living violin player in jazz today.
Together with the Helge Lien Trio he combines the influences of jazz, Polish and Norwegian folk and popular modern music. An album full of melody and outstanding musicianship.
Bałdych builds bridges The virtuosity of Polish violinist Adam Bałdych enables him to pass with astonishing ease through all kinds of borders: the boundaries of his instrument, the barriers between genres, the seams between composing and improvising. These dividing lines fall away as his playing coalesces with that of his fellow musicians. These attributes have led the UK magazine Jazzwise to call him “a refreshingly different European jazz star”. As a player who is “a virtuoso and capable of delivering high emotion” (Fono Forum) with his "dervish-like intensity" (Jazz thing), he uses the tradition as the point of departure for new and exploratory journeys up and away beyond jazz. Bałdych was born in 1986. His talent was spotted early, and earned him the designation of 'Wunderkind'. After an extended stay in the...line up
Music composed & arranged by Adam Bałdych, except:
Mosaic & Lovers arranged by Krzysztof Herdzin
Bridges composed & arranged by Adam Bałdych & Helge Lien
Teardrop composed by Massive Attack and arranged by Adam Bałdych & Helge Lien Trio
Produced by Siggi Loch with the artist
Recorded by Klaus Scheuermann at Hansa Studio, Berlin, March 13 - 15, 2015
Mixed and mastered by Klaus Scheuermann
Bridges is also available on vinyl, ACT 9591-1
Cover art by Wilhelm Sasnal, untitled, 2012, ACT Art Collection,
by courtesy of Foksal Foundation, Warsaw, Poland