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Czas Kobiety / A Woman's Time

Czas Kobiety / A Woman's Time by Anna Maria Jopek buy album

Anna Maria Jopek

Label: AMJ
Released: 2017
Views: 1,380

Track Listing

1. POCZĄTEK | BEGINNING 2. NARODZENIE | BIRTH 3. BŁOGOSTAN | BLISS 4. KARUZELA CZASU | CAROUSEL OF TIME 5. ZAKOCHANIE | FALLING IN LOVE 6. OBRÓT CZASU | TURNING OF TIME 7. RDZA | RUST 8. POJEDNANIE | RECONCILIATION 9. EPILOG | EPILOGUE

Personnel

Anna Maria Jopek
Anna Maria Jopek

voice / vocals

Additional Personnel / Information

Robert Kubiszyn - all instrumental parts, programming, Anna Maria Jopek - arrangement and all vocal parts – Anna Maria Jopek, Leszek Mądzik - concept and inspiration

Album Description

"You always play the very essence of things - as if you're explaining the form and content of each piece", I said to Branford in our recording studio, after he had just finished yet another improvisation. "It's designed like that", he replied succinctly. Perhaps it is the combination of Branford's superb musicianship and the ease with which he plays that made our music, which eventually evolved into Elusive, develop so organi- cally, so definitely, and so unaffectedly. Or perhaps albums that are destined to materialise, happen on their own - on their own volition and as if beyond our ken? The recording sessions encompassed quite a stretch of time and the sequence of events, which I fondly remember like yesterday, is by no means arbitrary. We set our first studio date just after the concert at the Grand Theatre in Warsaw in December 2015. It is then that we decided backstage that it was worth immortalising our on-stage meeting. Promptly, we managed to secure a late-night studio slot and, with all the artists involved eager to put in extra hours, we subsequently - from 1 am till 4 am - recorded half an album's worth of tracks. It all took a considerable line- up and just one session... However, it took us twenty one more months to meet again. In the meantime, I circumnavigated the globe at least twice and released two albums. We returned to the studio in November 2017, as if time was of no consequence, and - as focused as before - we finished the initial session. When did it all really start? Eight years ago, exactly on my birthday, I was skating at the Rockefeller Center ice rink in New York, pirouetting on a chilly day, when Marcin, already affected by wintry cold, decided to head for Branford's management nearby office and to suggest a joint project. Due to other commitments at that time, our collaboration was placed on the back burner, though. Four years later, I was walking down Aleje Jerozolimskie (Jerusalem Avenue) in Warsaw, when Joanna, my manager, phoned me about the possibility - not yet certain back then - of concerts alongside Branford. So perhaps then? Resplendent in the autumn sunshine, I was roaming the streets and I could hear in my mind Branford play a phrase of "In the Kadzidło Forest" in minor, following a phrase of mine in major, and then I realised that with this phrase the project had already commenced and nothing could possibly cut it short. But perhaps everything goes a longer way, after all? The day I first heard Branford with Sting, I understood that their music was everlasting and that it would accompany me forever. (Ever since, Sting has constituted an inexhaustible source of inspiration - to be frank, I should dedicate my work on this very record to him.) Regardless of the genesis, my life - spent among those whom I truly love and respect - is nothing short of beautiful. I am grateful to the entire crew behind Elusive for their sleepless nights at the studio and for every single moment devoted to this music - I am indebted to their genuine passion and idealist commitment. It is almost a pity we have already recorded it and... captured the elusive. Anna Maria Jopek


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