ADAM MAKOWICZ

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Adam Makowicz was born in 1940 to Polish parents in Czech Silesia. From the age of six he was raised in Poland. “I studied classical music at the Chopin Conservatory of Music in Krakow, but dropped out because of my involvement in jazz,” he recalled. “In the mid-fifties I discovered Willis Conover’s broadcast of the “Music USA Jazz Hour” which was emitted every night by the Voice of America. It changed my life forever. I chose a new life of freedom and improvisation- considered by authorities to be ‘decadent’- over the career of a classical pianist my parents and teachers envisioned for me.” As a result, Adam was forced to leave his home and school, and spent two years of homeless, hand-to-mouth living until he discovered a small jazz club hidden in a cellar where he could play and sleep in exchange for doing chores.

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Tribute to Art TatumTribute to Art Tatum
Vwc Records 1998
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Concord Duo Series, Vol. 5Concord Duo Series, Vol. 5
Concord Records 1994
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The Name Is Makowicz (ma-ko-vitch)The Name Is Makowicz (ma-ko-vitch)
Sheffield Lab 1989
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Live at Maybeck 24Live at Maybeck 24
Concord Records 1993
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Music of Jerome KernMusic of Jerome Kern
Concord Records 1993
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My Favorite Things: The Music of Richard RodgersMy Favorite Things: The Music of Richard Rodgers
Concord Records 1994
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Handful of StarsHandful of Stars
Chiaroscuro Records 1997
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ADAM MAKOWICZ Unit (Polish Jazz – Vol. 35) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Unit (Polish Jazz – Vol. 35)
Bop 1973
ADAM MAKOWICZ Adam album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Adam
Bop 1977
ADAM MAKOWICZ Zimní Květy / Winter Flowers album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Zimní Květy / Winter Flowers
Third Stream 1978
ADAM MAKOWICZ From My Window album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
From My Window
Bop 1981
ADAM MAKOWICZ The Name Is Makowicz (Ma-kó-vitch) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Name Is Makowicz (Ma-kó-vitch)
Bop 1983
ADAM MAKOWICZ Moonray album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Moonray
Bop 1986
ADAM MAKOWICZ Naughty Baby album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Naughty Baby
Bop 1987
ADAM MAKOWICZ Interface album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Interface
Bop 1987
ADAM MAKOWICZ Plays Irving Berlin album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Plays Irving Berlin
Bop 1992
ADAM MAKOWICZ Makowicz Plays Gershwin With the Moscow Symphony Orchestra album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Makowicz Plays Gershwin With the Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Third Stream 1993
ADAM MAKOWICZ The Music Of Jerome Kern album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Music Of Jerome Kern
Bop 1993
ADAM MAKOWICZ The Solo Album: Adam in Stockholm album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Solo Album: Adam in Stockholm
Bop 1993
ADAM MAKOWICZ My Favourite Things - The Music Of Richard Rodgers album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
My Favourite Things - The Music Of Richard Rodgers
Bop 1994
ADAM MAKOWICZ Handful of Stars album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Handful of Stars
Big Band 1997
ADAM MAKOWICZ Indigo Bliss album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Indigo Bliss
Bop 2006
ADAM MAKOWICZ From My Field album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
From My Field
Third Stream 2006
ADAM MAKOWICZ Makowicz & Orkiestra Filharmonii Częstochowskiej album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Makowicz & Orkiestra Filharmonii Częstochowskiej
Third Stream 2008
ADAM MAKOWICZ Brillante - The Adam Makowicz Chopin Project album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Brillante - The Adam Makowicz Chopin Project
Third Stream 2011
ADAM MAKOWICZ Jazovia presents  0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazovia presents "Makowicz plays Kobylinski"
Third Stream 2014

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ADAM MAKOWICZ Live Embers (Polish Jazz vol. 43) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live Embers (Polish Jazz vol. 43)
Bop 1975
ADAM MAKOWICZ Adam Makowicz & George Mraz ‎: Classic Jazz Duets album cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
Adam Makowicz & George Mraz ‎: Classic Jazz Duets
Bop 1982
ADAM MAKOWICZ Live at Maybeck Recital Hall Series vol.24 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at Maybeck Recital Hall Series vol.24
Bop 1993
ADAM MAKOWICZ Concord Duo Series Volume Five album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Concord Duo Series Volume Five
Bop 1994
ADAM MAKOWICZ Makowicz Plays Berlin album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Makowicz Plays Berlin
Third Stream 1994
ADAM MAKOWICZ A Tribute To Art Tatum album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Tribute To Art Tatum
Bop 1997
ADAM MAKOWICZ Gershwin album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Gershwin
Bop 1998
ADAM MAKOWICZ KONCERT KARNAWAŁOWY LIVE / Carnival Concert live album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
KONCERT KARNAWAŁOWY LIVE / Carnival Concert live
Third Stream 1999
ADAM MAKOWICZ Adam Makowicz Plays Duke Ellington album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Adam Makowicz Plays Duke Ellington
Stride Piano 2000
ADAM MAKOWICZ Reflections on Chopin album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Reflections on Chopin
Third Stream 2000
ADAM MAKOWICZ Diamond Jubilee Concert album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Diamond Jubilee Concert
Third Stream 2002
ADAM MAKOWICZ Songs for Manhattan album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Songs for Manhattan
Bop 2003
ADAM MAKOWICZ Makowicz & Mozdzer - Live at the Carnegie Hall album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Makowicz & Mozdzer - Live at the Carnegie Hall
Third Stream 2005
ADAM MAKOWICZ Swinging Ivories album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Swinging Ivories
Post Bop 2018

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ADAM MAKOWICZ Adam Makowicz & George Mraz ‎: Classic Jazz Duets

Live album · 1982 · Bop
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Adam Makowicz started out his musical career as a classical piano student at the Chopin Conservatory in Krakow Poland. Sometime in the mid-50s, Adam became interested in the jazz music that he heard on underground radio broadcasts. Poland was under USSR domination at this time and jazz was mostly forbidden. Once it was learned that Adam was playing jazz, he was kicked out of the university and spent many years as a mostly homeless person. Despite the hardships, Makowicz continued to develop an outstanding technique as a jazz pianist. Interestingly enough, the style that Makowicz developed was an older style, one rooted in the physical demands of stride piano and artists such as Art Tatum and Earl Hines. Early jazz piano required that the pianist be like an orchestra by themselves, with both hands pounding out fistfuls of notes. This was quite different from the more minimalist style pioneered by Monk and Bud Powell that had become the popular style with most modern pianists. This older style that Adam leaned towards could have been caused by his cultural isolation, or it could have been the style he preferred, or maybe a bit of both of those causes. Still, it is also interesting to note that those early jazz pianists who developed the big two-handed stride style were also very influenced by the Chopin pieces they learned in their youthful piano lessons. It would not be too far off to say that Chopin may be the connecting factor between Makowicz and the jazz pianists he admired.

In 1977, famed producer John Hammond brought Makowicz to the US where Adam began to record many albums. Cut forward to 1982 and Adam enters a jazz club called Bechts with fellow European bassist, George Mraz, to record “Classic Jazz Duets”. Side one of the album contains four bebop standards played brilliantly by the two artists. There is a lot of creative interplay as the two effortlessly slip in and out of double time, or reel off precise unison passages at blinding fast tempos. This could have been an outstanding neo-bop album, but problems emerge on side two. This side opens with a blazing version of “Cherokee” which keeps the good vibes flowing, but then the duo decides to cover the cheezy 70s pop song, “If”, yes the song by ultra-cheezy soft rock group Bread. Unfortunately, Adam’s very busy technique becomes quite tacky in the hands of this very trite pop dead end. After this, the album closes with yet one more tune more associated with lounge music than bebop. Its unfortunate these two clunkers undermine what could have been a much better album.

Despite the two questionable tunes, this album is still worth picking up for fans of that sort of heavily technical playing featured by artists like Oscar Peterson, or the aforementioned Art Tatum and Earl Hines. Adam’s playing, and his interactions with Mraz are at times mind-boggling.

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