Gradziuk and Ojdana, in the RGG lineup, already undertook a reinterpretation of Zbigniew Seifert's music during the first installment of the festival, presenting a surprisingly casual yet thoughtful portrayal of the violinist's music. This time the band presented works from its latest album "Sonorismo - Personal Voice," which will be released at the end of October. The presence of a Finnish saxophonist and the use of the musician's combination of acoustic and electric sounds provided a completely new context for the tribute to Zbigniew Seifert and the performance of his composition titled. "Love in the garden."
This peculiar bridge between the history and the present of improvised music perfectly fits with the festival's idea that Zbigniew Seifert's work should not only be remembered, but also appear in different musical contexts. This time it sounded surrounded by an unusual sound layer, composed of unobvious sounds and surprising musical landscapes. "Sonorismo - Personal Voice" by Krzysztof Gradziuk is a new musical quality, using the variety of colors of an unusual combination of various instruments and percussion toys. It is an elaborate harmonic structures using the characteristic sound, carefully restored by Lukasz Ojdan, of a Fender piano and an original approach to melody in the saxophone parts of the Finnish saxophonist - Pauli Lyytinen.
An extraordinary concert of unusual musical spaces closed the three-day Seifert Jazz Days as part of the Krakow Jazz Week festival on Wednesday evening.
- We are very pleased with the warm reception by the Krakow audience, as well as the extraordinary premiere concerts and beautiful artistic creations presented by Polish and foreign musicians," summed up this year's Seifert Jazz Days by Aneta Norek-Skrycka, president of the Zbigniew Seifert Foundation. - After all, Krakow is Zbigniew Seifert's hometown. We hope that next year we will meet in equal numbers at the 5th edition of the Seifert Competition, which we also plan to carry out entirely in Krakow.