Leszek Mozdzer

Komeda - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9516-2
  • Barcode: 614427951625
  • German Release: 24/06/2011
  • Genre: Piano Jazz

Eine polnische Musik-Ikone erweist der anderen die Ehre: mit seinem Solodebüt für ACT wirft Polens populärster Jazzmusiker einen ehrerbietenden aber eigenständigen Blick auf die Musik des legendären Pianisten und Filmkomponisten Krzysztof Komeda, der durch seine Soundtracks für Roman Polanski weltweite Bekanntheit erhielt: “Ein Phänomen” (Süddeutsche)

CD € 17,50



For many years, jazz and classical music trod a common path of mutual enrichment, with Bartók to Stokowski and Horowitz on the one hand, and Art Tatum, George Gershwin and even Benny Goodman on the other. This relationship was fractured by the break in culture caused by the Second World War, and despite several attempts – for example, the “Third Stream” movement at the end of the 1950s – it took a long time before the exchange between the two most important trends in art music became matter of course again. If jazz is today once again regarded as the “second classical music”, it is because of artists such as the Polish pianist Leszek Możdżer. The classically trained pianist was born in 1971. While he didn’t discover jazz himself until he was 18 years old, he quickly made a name for himself and is today celebrated like a pop star in Pol...

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Leszek Możdżer / piano


Recording Information

Recorded by Grzegorz Czachor at Leszek Możdżer’s studio in Wroclaw, March 8 -11, 2011
Mix by Grzegorz Czachor, Mastering by Tadeusz Mieczkowski
Piano: Fazioli model 212, tuned by Marcin Piechowski
Executive Producer: Paweł Potoroczyn
An Office of Vital Records Production
Produced by Sylwia Kicka, Outside Music

Cover art “untitled 2010” by Martin Noël, by permission of Margret Noël