Leszek Możdżer

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Leszek Możdżer
Leszek Mozdzer.jpg
Background information
Birth name Lesław Możdżer
Born (1971-03-23) March 23, 1971 (age 43)
Gdańsk, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Piano
Labels Outside Music
Website www.mozdzer.com
Leszek Możdżer.jpg

Leszek Możdżer (born Lesław Możdżer on March 23, 1971, in Gdańsk) is a Polish jazz pianist. He is also a music producer and a film music composer.

Leszek Możdżer started playing piano at the age of five, after being encouraged by his parents. In 1996 he graduated with honours from the Instrumental Faculty of the Academy of Music in Gdansk. He is a winner of many music and culture awards, including Ad Astra, Jazz Oscars, Jazz Forum Award, and Jazz Melomani Awards.

He started in a band of clarinetist Emil Kowalski, then he played with the band Miłość, which was very successful. He has worked with such artists and groups as Marcus Miller, David Gilmour, John Scofield, Lars Danielsson, Pat Metheny, Lester Bowie, Zbigniew Namysłowski, Tomasz Stańko, Jan A. P. Kaczmarek, Zbigniew Preisner, Anna Maria Jopek, Kazik Staszewski, Behemoth, Michal Urbaniak, Grammatik, Andrzej Olejniczak, Janusz Radek, Adam Klocek, Tymon Tymanski and others. He is famous for his "Impressions", subtle new interpretations of Chopin's compositions.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
POL
[1]
Chopin - impresje
  • Released: 1994
  • Label: Polonia Records
  • Formats: CD
Talk to Jesus
  • Released: 1996
  • Label: GOWI Records
  • Formats: CD
Chopin Demain-Impressions
  • Released: December 30, 1999
  • Label: Opus 111
  • Formats: CD
Solo in Ukraine
  • Released: December 30, 2003
  • Label: GOWI Records
  • Formats: CD
Teatrowi Logos na XV-lecie
  • Released: 2003
  • Label: Teatr Logos
  • Formats: CD
Piano
  • Released: June 16, 2004[2]
  • Label: ARMS Records
  • Formats: CD
7
  • POL: Platinum[3]
Piano Live
  • Released: December 19, 2004[4]
  • Label: ARMS Records
  • Formats: CD
36
Missa Gratiatoria
  • Released: March 16, 2009[5]
  • Label: Alternator
  • Formats: CD
Bernstein & Gershwin
  • Released: March 19, 2010
  • Label: Polskie Radio
  • Formats: CD
33
Impressions on Chopin
  • Released: July 30, 2010[6]
  • Label: Universal Music Poland
  • Formats: CD, digital download[7]
8
Kaczmarek by Możdżer
  • Released: March 29, 2010[8]
  • Label: Universal Music Poland
  • Formats: CD
16
  • POL: Platinum[3]
Komeda
  • Released: June 27, 2011[9]
  • Label: ACT
  • Formats: CD, digital download[10]
1
  • POL: 2x Platinum[3]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Collaborative albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
POL
[1]
Anniversary Concert For Hestia
with Adam Pierończyk
  • Released: 1996
  • Label: Hestia
  • Formats: CD
Facing the Wind
with David Friesen
  • Released: 1996
  • Label: Power Bros
  • Formats: CD
Live in Sofia
with Adam Pierończyk
  • Released: 1998
  • Label: Not Two
  • Formats: CD
10 Łatwych utworów na fortepian
with Zbigniew Preisner
  • Released: September 25, 1999
  • Label: Pomaton EMI
  • Formats: CD, digital download[11]
Birthday Live with Olo Walicki,
Cezary Konrad and Andrzej Olejniczak
  • Released: 2001
  • Label: Blue Note Poznań Jazz Club
  • Formats: CD
Makowicz vs. Możdżer at the Carnegie Hall
with Adam Makowicz
  • Released: November 21, 2004[13]
  • Label: Pomaton EMI
  • Formats: CD
10
  • POL: Platinum[3]
Metalla Pretiosa with Olo Walicki and
Maurice de Martin & The Gdansk Philharmonic Brass
  • Released: November 28, 2004
  • Label: Olo Walicki Production
  • Formats: CD
Seven Pieces for Improvising Piano and Strings
with Aukso Orchestra
  • Released: 2004
  • Label: Lemon Music
  • Formats: CD
Tulipany Daniel Bloom
featuring Leszek Możdżer Trio
  • Released: March 7, 2005
  • Label: Warner Music Poland
  • Formats: CD, digital download[14]
18
Live in Warsaw
with Adam Klocek
  • Released: June 27, 2005
  • Label: Universal Music Poland
  • Formats: CD, digital download[15]
49
The Time
with Lars Danielsson and Zohar Fresco
  • Released: October 26, 2005[16]
  • Label: Outside Music
  • Formats: CD
2
Wrocław 2004
with Adam Makowicz
  • Released: December 9, 2005
  • Label: EMI Music Poland
  • Formats: CD
Between us and the light
with Lars Danielsson and Zohar Fresco
  • Released: November 20, 2006[18]
  • Label: Outside Music
  • Formats: CD
7
  • POL: 2x Platinum[3]
Pasodoble
with Lars Danielsson
  • Released: April 27, 2007[19]
  • Label: ACT
  • Formats: CD, digital download[20]
17
  • POL: Platinum[3]
Melisa
with Przemek Dyakowski and Sławek Jaskułke
  • Released: May 21, 2007[21]
  • Label: Fonografika
  • Formats: CD
Live
with Lars Danielsson and Zohar Fresco
  • Released: November 28, 2007[22]
  • Label: Outside Music
  • Formats: CD
35
Tarantella
with Lars Danielsson
  • Released: February 23, 2009
  • Label: ACT
  • Formats: CD
48
Polska
with Lars Danielsson and Zohar Fresco
  • Released: October 25, 2013[23]
  • Label: Outside Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download[24]
2
  • POL: 2x Platinum[3]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

References[edit]

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