Born to dive in music
My first memory from childhood. I am three years old, it is almost midnight but I am not
asleep. My room is very long, and I am very short. At the wall vis-a-vis my bed there is a
shelf, and on this shelf there is a gramophone. It had stopped playing again this evening and
I cannot decide whether I am sleepy or not. I decide I am not sleepy yet and I play the LP
again ... And again this evening I heard 'strawberry fields forever'… My parents told me that I
could do that for hours.
Well, nothing has really changed from that time…
My Jazz Story
I love jazz because... jazz is pure art, freedom and love.
I was first exposed to jazz... 10 years ago
I met ... Henry Threadgill, Marco Eneidi, Andrea Parkins, Mary Halvorson, Mike Reed,
Hamid Drake, Jean-Jacques Avenel, John Betch ... and ... Bartek and Marcin Oles, Ksawery
The best show I ever attended was... It happened many times. Every show can the the best
show. Whenever people - musicians and audience - are the best the show is spectacular
The first jazz record I bought was... I am not sure, most probably "Ithaca" by Barry Guy,
Marilyn Crispell and Paul Lytton (Intakt 2004). But I remember what which was the first one
I wanted to buy - t was duo Peter Kowald and William Parker "The Victoriaville Tape" (Victo
2003). I finally managed to get it three years ago in Poznan, Poland ;)
My advice to new listeners... to stay open minded, listen carefully and do not judge.
I miss Peter Kowald very often.