Joachim Kühn, Mateusz Smoczyński: Speaking Sound

Jazz violin has a more classical heritage even than jazz piano. Players like Stuff Smith and Billy Bang are outnumbered by more classical stylists such as Eddie South – one of my favourites – and Mateusz Smoczyński. He's the young virtuoso who performs here with 75-year-old piano master Joachim Kuhn, in what the label describes as "chamber jazz without borders". Both players have roots in classical music, but also share the reference point of Polish jazz vi
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