In the occasional Chopin’s Year we were  flooded by very different projects realised with the preparatory title ?a different Chopin?. There emerged caricatural interpretations of etudes, mazurkas, nocturnes, but also some fine records and jazz concerts. From the exemplary “classic”  Andrzej Jagodziński Trio to the freely charming interpretations of Leszek Możdżer. Now the ? jazz chopinists ?  are joined by  Rafal Rokicki ? a great pianist (but also my ?protege?, because the first laureate of our project Era Jazzu/ Music Garden).  Keep Reading →

Jazzy Chopin, or jazz of Chopin? The title that didn’t come easy.

Everybody probably has their own way of playing Chopin, which is for me a fantastic observation because Chopin himself was a genious and when it is transformed through a sensitivity of a good musician it turns to be a musical adventure.

Today I wanted to put one of more interesting releases into a certain genre or some musical context. Chopin Revisited is something more than a translation of the genius’s compositions to jazz music.  Keep Reading →