Two contrasting musical languages: the polished, classical clarity of Campaner on one side, and the romantic, wild, yet refined voice of Możdżer on the other. This pairing of artists has already been tested on the album “Live at Enter” and has further evolved through eclectic live projects.
A successful composer and producer, Leszek Możdżer is considered the most prominent discovery of the last decade on the Polish jazz scene. With a solid classical piano education, Możdżer works with international musicians of the calibre of David Friesen, Pat Metheny, Billy Harper, Joe Lovano, Steve Swallow, and many more. He has recorded over 100 albums, often achieving the prestigious platinum-disc milestone.
Gloria Campaner performs regularly at leading festivals and seasons on every continent. A sought-after soloist around the world, Gloria Campaner is also a passionate chamber performer and stands out for welcoming any chance to experiment. With various contemporary compositions dedicated to her, performed as absolute debuts, she has already been involved in jazz collaborations with Stefano Bollani, in addition to Możdżer.
...another seal on the union of jazz and classical music; a union that can only work if the artists are able to exchange roles, to share their respective worlds, and to translate their different languages into a common voice. Gloria Campaner and Leszek Możdżer will guide us on this journey.
Alceste Ayroldi, Jazz
Claude Debussy, Sergej Prokofiev, Johann Sebastian Bach, Isaac Albéniz, Astor Piazzolla, Witold Lutosławski and Arvo Pärt, without forgetting the immortal Fryderyk Chopin…
These, amongst others, are the great composers on which Gloria Campaner and Leszek Możdżer will build their dialogue.
As stated by Alceste Ayroldi in a review for Musica Jazz magazine:
“Performing live, the two of them overwhelm and provoke the audience, showering them with a songbook that has no limits of time or genre: from Debussy’s Clair de Lune, performed to excellence with an evocative yet innovative voice, to Prokofiev’s Op. 11 Toccata, and then on to the radiant harmonies of Isaac Albéniz's Asturias. The piano parts interlace, each expressing its own language, and come together, before launching away again on parallel lines. And they truly do justice to the Argentine musical dialect of Astor Piazzolla (Libertango), softening it with the delicate velvet touch of classical styles and adding vivid colour with impassioned improvisations. ... Over an hour of beauty through music, with a nod to all those who still lament the great divide between jazz and classical traditions.”