Opalinska&Whates Duo


M.Opalinska-p, D.Whates-db

Friday, 13 June, 2014 - 21:30
15/10 PLN

Opalińska & Whates. Both versatile and strikingly inventive musicians, Polish pianist Mira Opalińska and British bassist Douglas Whates have performed in many different settings, their combined output ranging from contemporary classical to European jazz. Taking inspiration from such varied genres and brought together by a shared aesthetic—particularly that improvised music should be deeper than arbitrary patterns of notes—this duo's brand of contemporary jazz is as extraordinary as it is purposeful.
Tipped as one of 2012's new bands of the year by Jazzwise founding editor Stephen Graham, and releasing their contemplative debut recording Lumière that same year, the Poland-based duo show great promise as they forge a path through 2013.