"Serenity, excitement and pure beauty constantly alternate, so the listener stays on the tip of the chair. An unmissable album for both lovers of classical sounds and the jazz fans."Rootstime, 15-2-2020
Kühn and Smoczyński appeared for the first time together on stage in 2009 at the Polish premiere of Zbigniew Seifert’s Violin Concerto in Kraków. At a repeat performance of the work in 2018 in Katowice, Joachim Kühn was delighted to discover how superbly the violinist’s playing had developed. After duo improvisations in the dressing room of the Philharmonic Hall in Katowice, Kühn suggested they should do a recording together at his home on Ibiza. So, five months later, in April 2019, Mateusz Smoczyński stood with his violin alongside Joachim Kühn seated at the Steinway. Relaxed and enjoying vistas of the salt flats at the southern tip of the island and of the sea beyond, they recorded music for 4 1/2 hours with virtually no re-takes. This album captures some of the most impressive moments from that session. Their dialogues are somehow luminous. There is eloquence without ever being garrulous, beautiful sound but an avoidance of any descent into triviality. Two musicians who inspire and trust each other have found repose and clarity in a world that has lost its bearings.
Serenity, excitement and pure beauty constantly alternate, so the listener stays on the tip of the chair. An unmissable album for both lovers of classical sounds and the jazz fans.