Tomasz Wendt Trio & Atom String Quartet: Behind the Strings
Out of the ashes of two distinct musical traditions springs this new collaboration between a jazz trio and a classical string quartet, inspired and intensified by the musicians’ distinct musical languages and diverse individual experiences, a love for the jazz and the classical heritage, a fascination with rhythm and melody, and an openness to contemporary influence. Behind the Strings manifests all these, from the spell-binding texture of arrangements, to the tuneful solos.
With his debut album Tomasz Wendt reassures us that Polish Jazz has a bright future. Behind the Strings has power long not seen among the young Polish jazz musicians. To speak of the ‘future of Polish Jazz’ may sound clichéd, but I can’t think of a better phrase to describe Wendt.
Robert Ratajczak, longplay.blox.pl
Tomasz Wendt - saxophone
Grzegorz Piasecki - double bass
Wojciech Buliński - drums
Atom String Quartet:
Dawid Lubowicz - violin
Mateusz Smoczyński - violin
Michał Zaborski - alto
Krzysztof Lenczowski – celo
Magdalena Zawartko - vocal
Łukasz Damnych – grand piano