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Adam Baldych, Vincent Courtois, Rogier Telderman – Clouds (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz]

Adam Baldych, Vincent Courtois, Rogier Telderman – Clouds (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 50:45 minutes | 906 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © ACT Music

“Europe is different, every country is different,” says violinist Adam Bałdych, “but music is a language which can bring us together, to one place.” He, Dutch pianist Rogier Telderman and French cellist Vincent Courtois combine and juxtapose their different sounds and heritages. That is the central concept behind the trio of equals that they formed two years ago. “We have three very different personalities, we each bring very different colours,” says Bałdych.

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Adam Baldych Quartet – Sacrum Profanum (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz]

Adam Bałdych Quartet – Sacrum Profanum (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 51:16 minutes | 915 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  Digital Booklet, Front cover | © ACT Music

“Sacrum Profanum” represents a new beginning for Polish violinist Adam Bałdych – but also a look back into his past. He was once a sixteen-year-old firebrand who set out to conquer the jazz world. And when his ACT debut album “Imaginary Room” came out in 2011, he was hailed by the respected German broadsheet the FAZ as having “the finest technique among all living violinists in jazz”. The audacity of Bałdych’s lines was so breathtaking, he could almost have been playing a wind instrument; his multi-voiced motifs were more like chord-playing by pianists, and over and above these aspects was the ever-present desire to experiment and to transcend genre boundaries.

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Adam Baldych with Helge Lien Trio & Tore Brunborg – Brothers (2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz]

Adam Baldych with Helge Lien Trio & Tore Brunborg – Brothers (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 50:06 minutes | 904 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © ACT Music

Adam Bałdych’s new album is called “Brothers,” and is dedicated to the memory of his brother who passed away. The violinist is able truly to portray the entire gamut of emotions through music. In the pianissimo moments it is replete with feeling and also clarity, and on the other hand Bałdych can take it to a point where it is so strong and loud it feels almost ready to burst. “I would like my music,” says Bałdych, “to ingrain itself into the present time, and also to reflect it. It should take on board the cares and the yearnings of now.

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Adam Baldych & The Baltic Gang – Imaginary Room (2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz]

Adam Baldych & The Baltic Gang – Imaginary Room (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 55:06 minutes | 1,08 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: | Front Cover| © ACT

After a much celebrated appearance by Adam Baldych at the 2011 Berlin Jazzfest, critic Ulrich Olshausen raved in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper: “He has, without doubt, the greatest technique of any jazz violinist alive today. We can expect everything of him”. High praise for a musician of just 26 years of age, and at the same time only fitting for a man who has been considered a prodigy in his native Poland for many years already. He discovered the violin at the age of 11, and jazz at 13; the music gave him the freedom of expression he was looking for, and at 16 he started his international career. After completing his jazz studies at the Katowice Academy with distinction, he was awarded a scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston. Since then, New York has served as his home base for his musical journey around the world. Baldych has toured with greats such as Grammy winner Jim Beard, and his schedule has been getting fuller and fuller over the last three years. With his exclusively Polish band “Damage Control” he has been wowing the world’s jazz clubs and has produced some remarkable albums, including a duet with vocalist Mika Urbaniak, a collaboration with the “Groove Razors”, and not least of all “Magical Theatre”, inspired by Hermann Hesse.

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