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.
This week Dan is blown away after hearing the Atom String Quartet performing live. It’s not the first time and it won’t be the last either.
We used to look up to our political leaders. Then we idolized the artists. Our search for the next Paderewski may be a long one. These days they don’t make men of that class and authority. Or maybe we just don’t need them anymore?