PIOTR RUCIŃSKI – the guitarist, composer and arranger, presents on his album Let’s Play a Blues a number of compositions from different periods of his musical activity. Hotel Grand and Wielkie koło were composed at the beginning of 1980s and first recorded together with Elżbieta Mielczarek, Jan Skrzek and Piotr A. Majewski in legendary Aquarium jazz club in Warsaw. Pięć czwartych and Ostatnia knajpa zamknięta are two examples of several pieces written together with Waldemar Baryło between 2002 and 2008 as part of the Kadabra band. One note blues and Solo na dnie are the latest compositions of Piotr Ruciński. The album also includes traditional Deep River Blues and two compositions of Jerzy Wasowski: Śmierć ptaka and Kaziu zakochaj się in blues style arrangements of Piotr Ruciński. Although fascinated by finger picking, gypsy and jazz guitar styles, Piotr Ruciński has always remained an independent artist, true to his own blues feeling.
Let’s Play a Blues project is a natural result of his artistic career. Other artists invited to the project are Kevin Harries - American jazz pianist, Robert Majewski a Polish trumpet player, and a group of artists with whom Piotr has had an opportunity to cooperate before: Piotr Rodowicz and Jacek Prokopowicz (the Piotr Ruciński Trio), Robert Rasz (Kadabra), and Aleksandra Siemeniuk. The album was recorded in Studio Buffo in Warsaw on March 18, 2016.