The jury’s justification reads: “Released under the simple title “Komeda”, the album documents a deeply emotional tribute to Krzysztof Komeda – a pioneer of new European jazz. Pianist Joachim Kühn, a friend and admirer of the tragically deceased visionary, presents his compositions in an individual way, entering new musical territories The successful symbiosis of his New Trio with the Atom String Quartet makes the musicians’ interpretations both virtuosic and spiritual.

The album was released on June 30, 2023 by the German label ACT Music

“Adonis Blue” by Krzysztof Lenczowski is the first single promoting the UNIVERSUM album. The piece is part of the “Atlas of Butterflies” series, and is inspired by Britten’s Cello Sonata and the string quartets of Bela Bartok and Dmitri Shostakovich. The ricochet technique used in it, i.e. throwing the bow onto the strings, gives it an airy character, associated with the movement of a butterfly. The song will be available on all streaming services from January 12, 2024.