22.12.2014 on Radio Dwójka – in his program Jazz Piano Forte – Tomasz Szachowski presented Chopin Revisited:

?..Chopinian release by the pianist Rafał Rokicki (…) recorded with his wonderful rhythm section: Michał Kapczuk on double bass and Paweł Dobrowolski on drums – it is certainly one of the best Polish rhythm sections (…). The Chopinian record – important since in the recent period there seemed to be less interest in the Chopin’s compositions, even some musicians believed that this chapter had been closed (…) and for some time the Chopin was forgotten –  and this seemed true for the whole Polish jazz movement – however it was not. Therefore, with even greater pleasure I am going to introduce three jazz interpretations (by Rokicki), so different from what we are used to hear by Leszek Możdzer, Andrzej Jagodziński or Adam Makowicz. I would say that this personal part, this author’s commentary is here highlighted more than before… and from the jazz point of view it is not important how Rokicki presents the Chopin himself – since we know the original Chopin very well –  but how he comments, how he mills his own reflection, pauses, gives him some time, looks from different angles…”

Tomasz Szachowski, Polskie Radio Dwójka – Jazz Piano Forte, 22.12.2014

Available for listening: http://www.polskieradio.pl/8/741/Artykul/1333354,Jazz-Piano-Forte-22-grudnia-godz-2200

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