VWC Productions
Jazz, Bop, Jazz Instrument, Piano Jazz

Album Review

Adam Makowicz's original inspiration was Art Tatum. In fact, the classically trained pianist discovered jazz by hearing a Tatum record broadcast over the Voice of America in his native Poland. In 1997, he revisited his "roots" for this CD, performing 13 selections and a melody by Chopin in the style of Art Tatum, no easy feat. Makowicz has always had phenomenal technique and is certainly up to the job on this set of unaccompanied solos, as he shows on such numbers as "Humoresque," "I Know That You Know," "Begin the Beguine," "Caravan" and "Just One of Those Things."
Scott Yanow, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. I Cover the Waterfront
  2. Humoresque
  3. Willow Weep for Me
  4. I Know That You Know
  5. Prelude #7 Opus 28
  6. Begin the Beguine
  7. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
  8. I Loves You, Porgy
  9. Jitterbug Waltz
  10. Night and Day
  11. Caravan
  12. In a Sentimental Mood
  13. I Can't Get Started
  14. Just One of Those Things