Krzysztof Herdzin Trio. Live in Tygmont, 2004.
Live in Tygmont
Krzysztof Herdzin Trio
"I would like to present you with my latest album - yet another testament of my artistic endeavors. Years ago, at the beginning of what I wished to be a very long and fruitful career as a pianist, I have set a serious aim for myself. Every album that was to be signified by my own name was to spring out of a different style, was to draw from different jazz idioms and yet remain truly "mine" - determined by my sensitivity, imagination and, as Mr Robert Buczek has recently said, "...relayed in the language of Herdzin...". 11 years have passed since I have released my first album and I believe I can truly congratulate myself on being loyal to that principle.
I have always been extremely lucky in securing the talent of excellent musicians while recording my albums. Their virtuosity and musicality have greatly influenced my playing and have inspired me immensely. I have based the pure hard bop sound of Chopin on the erudition of Maciek Sikała and Piotr Wojtasik, as well as the stylistic faithfulness of Jacek Niedziela and Marcin Jahr. My own compositions on the quintet based album Being Confused were brought to life by Zbyszek Namysłowski and Grzegorz Nagórski. On Seriale, Seriale I have managed to obtain a very lyrical, "Slavic" musical effect while attempting to render the sound of the Bill Evans Trio with strings. This was only possible through the lyrical and incredibly flexible imagination of Piotr Biskupski and Mariusz Bogdanowicz. Almost After was an attempt to recreate the ECM sound. The creative talents of Adam Cegielski and Czarek Konrad were essential here. Finally, while recording the electric fusion album Dancing Flowers I was overjoyed to be able to perform alongside such greats as Michał Kulenty, Michał Dąbrówka, Marek Napiórkowski, Filip Sojka and Marek Podkowa.
A while ago, to my great satisfaction and joy, I have finally managed to find my "dream team". Zbigniew Wegehaupt and Cezary Konrad have proved to be the missing pieces of the trio I have always strived for. We have been playing together for three years now, providing each other with happiness and satisfaction, whilst allowing ourselves to "re-charge our batteries". There is an unspoken understanding between us, an intuitive impulse that allows us to develop music in a direction that is surprising and pleasing to both the audience, and the three of us, without any prior rehearsals or agreements. The ability to listen to one another, virtuosity, humor, proficiency in many styles and techniques (which is partly derived from the classical training we have all undergone), as well as a slight touch of madness are just some characteristics of my colleagues. This in my opinion makes each of our concerts an unforgettable event." (Krzysztof Herdzin)
Krzysztof Herdzin Trio. Live in Tygmont: "On Green Dolphin Street", "Pypec Blues", "For Antonio", "Voyage", "Adela", "Pieciak". Krzysztof Herdzin - piano, Zbigniew Wegehaupt - acoustic bass, Cezary Konrad - drums. Recorded live at Tygmont Jazz Club, Warsaw, Poland on June 25, 2004.