“...an ace pianist” - Rex Reed, Observer
“To put it simply, he is Jazz!" - James Morrison
"[He] exhibits the blues foundation of Erroll Garner, the touch of Ahmad Jamal and the fleet fingers of Oscar Peterson (…)”
- The Jazz & Blues Florida Magazine
“Konrad Paszkudzki on piano – a genius whiz kid from Perth who enrolled in university to study jazz when he was 15. The fluidity of his playing highlighted one jaw-dropping solo after another.” - The Star Phoenix
“Paszkudzki, who’s from Australia, in particular seems like a real find, soloing frequently with an appealing combination of melodic economy and supple technique.” - All About Jazz
“..a rising-star pianist” - Christopher Loudon, JazzTimes
“He has a pearly touch, a sense of history, a sense of drama, a love of the blues, and an elegance which is borne of high minded dedication" - Wynton Marsalis
“Reverence for Oscar Peterson Trio comes shining through" - Phil Schaap
“Great tunes, smart arrangements, and terrific musicianship all in one package. Jazz lives!" - John Pizzarelli
A genuine working band in Jazz today is as rare as hen’s teeth. But quiet as it’s kept, there’s a young pianist from Australia, Konrad Paszkudzki, leading a trio well on its way. Mr. Paszkudzki might just have one of the few, perhaps only, truly working jazz groups in the 21st Century.
And now there’s a way to check them out on record. Konrad Paszkudzki was born in 1988 but he uses the 1958 design of the piano-led trio. Konrad’s favorites include the Ahmad Jamal Trio, the Erroll Garner Trio, and the second Oscar Peterson Trio.
It sounds it! The music is tight, mistake free and fluid, another rare commodity in Jazz.
Any listener can now hear the gigging Konrad Paszkudzki Trio: yearning to play five nights a week and become the glory so absent in Jazz – a real band.
Konrad Paszkudzki, however, is a young man. With so much great music to play, there may yet come again a time when a Jazzman, even one known as Konrad Paszkudzki, becomes a household name.
- Phil Schaap February 2013