High Definition Quartet is coming to London’s St John’s Music Hall in Leytonstone tomorrow to play the premiere of their new, long-awaited, album ‘Dziady’ (‘Forefathers’ Eve’) before the official release in Poland on 21st November. It is the fourth of five shows in Polish Jazz London Series curated and produced by Ashka Komorowska-Jalal’s B Side Events.
Guests on the album include Igor Boxx (one half of jazz/electronic duo Skalpel), American ambient artist William Basinski, as well as composers Krzysztof Knittel, Fennesz and Robert Rich.
The Forefathers’ Eve is a jazz interpretation of the II chapter of the most important Polish romantic drama ‘Dziady’ by Adam Mickiewicz. The ‘Dziady’ concert composed by Piotr Orzechowski (Pianohooligan) and performed by High Definition Quartet is a kind of spiritualist jazz session. The project is the first attempt in the musical interpretation of the second part of Mickiewicz’s drama in history, carried out in collaboration with the creators of electronic music – distant from the romantic context which we are used to with the work of Mickiewicz.
For a taste of what of to look forward to watch the video above.
Piotr Orzechowski ‘Pianohooligan’ – composition, grand piano
Alan Wykpisz – double bass
Mateusz Śliwa – tenor sax
Grzegorz Pałka – drums
Warm up: Lanquidity Records – Door at 6.30 pm – Main act: 8 pm