"Necessity is the mother of invention." - Frank Zappa

Adam Bałdych

"Without doubt the greatest living master of violin in jazz. His potential knows no bounds," wrote the FAZ after the celebrated performance of the 26 year-old Polish violinist Adam Bałdych at the 2011 Jazzfest Berlin. On "Imaginary Room", his first album for the ACT label, we hear a jazz violinist like none has ever been experienced before: there is no wailing and sobbing, indeed, Bałdych's technically breath-taking lines are more reminiscent of those of a brass instrument, and the polyphonic passages, of a pianist's chords, always underpinned by a somewhat raw, bluesy undertone. He most recently caused a furore at the JazzBaltica 2012 and the Montreux Jazz Festival, leaving no doubt that Europe has a new jazz star!

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Sacrum Profanum
Adam Baldych Quartet
Brothers (vinyl)
Adam Baldych & Helge Lien Trio
Adam Baldych & Helge Lien Trio
Adam Bałdych & Helge Lien Trio
Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic IV: Accordion Night
Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic
Magic Moments 7
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Duo Art - The New Tradition
Adam Baldych / Yaron Herman
Anyone With A Heart
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