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Fri, 03 Feb


The Blue Lamp

Polish-Scottish Mini Festival: New Musette Quartet & Matthew Kilner Quartet

Polish-Scottish Mini Festival: New Musette Quartet and Matthew Kilner Quartet @ Blue Lamp

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Polish-Scottish Mini Festival: New Musette Quartet & Matthew Kilner Quartet
Polish-Scottish Mini Festival: New Musette Quartet & Matthew Kilner Quartet

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03 Feb 2023, 19:30

The Blue Lamp, 121 Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BU, UK


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Wiesław Prządka founded the Musette Quartet in 1993 and inspired the work of the aforementioned Richard Galliano, with whom he had the pleasure of not only being on the same stage, but also recording a joint album. Next year, the band celebrates its 30th anniversary under the new name New Musette Quartet, undergoing a series of transformations and referring to many French pieces of music. Classical line-up: Accordion, piano, double bass and drums make French music sound and give the audience many artistic experiences and inspirations. Wiesław Prządka - accordion, bandoneon; Rafał Karasiewocz - piano; Zbigniew Wrombel - double bass; Andrzej Mazurek - drums, Percussion instruments. Wiesław Prządka is one of the most important Polish accordionists and the only Pole to play the diatonic bandoneon – an instrument of the Argentine tango. Virtuoso, composer, arranger and artistic director of major music productions. Artist who introduced the accordion as a solo instrument in concert halls and Philharmonic in our country. As the first Pole, he dared to play on it the music of the whole world, with all his own innovations that lead year after year to new projects and arrangements. The accordion playing gave the instrument a new, great musical value. Wiesław Prządka’s soul mainly plays French music in different styles and designs, as well as passionate tango. In the context of these two tones he creates the atmosphere of his concerts and recordings. Wiesław Prządka is a sentimental and emotional artist. The virtuosity of the instrument playing is at the highest level, but above all the artistic and spiritual message that can be experienced in his concerts distinguishes him on the music market. The encounter with him is an experience, emotions and a great portion of elegance and good taste.

Aberdonian tenor saxophonist, Matthew Kilner, brings his newly-formed classic quartet to The Blue Lamp. Matthew will be joined by the mighty Neil Birse, Richard Glassby and Ewan Hastie. The quartet will be playing a mixture of original compositions as well as an assortment of classic jazz standards which will showcase the quartet's biggest influences from John Coltrane to Bill Evans.

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