Grzegorz Tarwid, who, together with Sebastian Zawadzki or Kuba Sokołowski is creating a new chapter of Polish piano music, is not overly sentimental and sugary. He knows that Nahorny, Makowicz and Jagodziński should be valued, but the context of his play, combined with Shostakovich’s or impressionist inspirations, suggests more the direction defined by Paul Bley, Andrew Hill and Matthew Shipp.
Tarwid plays very cleverly and with imagination, stretched somewhere between thrifty, classic sound, not shallow lyricism and cool drama, interestingly operating in contrasts and exposing a lot of sensitivity.
Grzegorz Tarwid and his Q-tete deserve a wide recognition…. His sound, phrasing and composing style really make Tarwid one of the most unique and creative pianists nowadays in Europe. One of a kind… Strongly recommended!
He is close to the originality, individuality of some kind, one can feel the work and thoughts that he puts into compositions and thanks to which he slowly grows into one of the most talented and original pianists of his generation.
Tarwid has a lot of Paul Bley in his game, he is both expressive and lyrical and is absolutely a new name everyone should note. Glorious.