This week Dan compares Polish Christmas festivities with those in ‘the West’ and wonders why Polish carols are so little-known out side of Poland.
The legendary record label has been with us for half a century now. Today we take a look at the Polish musicians who have been recording for ECM.
On the third anniversary of Leonard Cohen’s death, Dan looks back at his friendship with the artist and shares some of his fondest memories.
Although still new to Poland the musical has taken root, and across the country theatres are rolling out the shows.
In her album ‘Moniuszko of 1001 Nights Musician’ musician Maria Pomianowska gives the work of the “national” composer a new twist.
On the global music map Poland is a goldmine of violinist and pianists, both classical and jazz. So I was quite surprised to read about a brilliant guitar player from Poland in the professional British magazine “Guitarist”.
Released to mark the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising, Michał Urbaniak’s latest album corals some of the biggest names in the world of jazz.
The first movie to feature sound, The Jazz Singer has now been turned into a new musical, directed by Wojciech Kościelniak with original libretto and score by Mariusz Obijalski.
The Polish jazz scene has always had a long list of great musicians. That hasn’t changed and today’s Polish jazz, as well as encompassing traditional, modern, and avant-garde strands, is led by some serious young talent.
Passing away in Warsaw last week at the age of 85, Rosław Szaybo designed over two thousand covers for some of the world’s top artists including Miles Davis, Elton John, Santana, Simon & Garfunkel and Bob Marley.