Songs For Manhattan
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||Tatum On My Mind||Adam Makowicz piano||4:35||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||For Erroll Garner||Adam Makowicz piano||6:37||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Living High In Manhattan||Adam Makowicz piano||5:02||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Sunsets Over The Hudson||Adam Makowicz piano||4:40||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||A Song From My Past||Adam Makowicz piano||4:47||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Manhattan Plaza||Adam Makowicz piano||4:57||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Early June In Central Park||Adam Makowicz piano||5:05||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Follow Your Bliss||Adam Makowicz piano||5:29||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Times Square Colors||Adam Makowicz piano||3:52||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Big Apple Waltz||Adam Makowicz piano||4:01||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Gazing Downtown||Adam Makowicz piano||4:37||£0.79||View In iTunes|
Adam Makowicz has invited comparisons to Art Tatum for his amazing technique, though the pianist has rarely had the proper marketing support from most of the labels that have recorded him over the decades. His solution was to issue this remarkable 2003 solo concert, which consists of 11 originals, on his own label. "Tatum on My Mind" salutes the late virtuoso by incorporating a number of his trademarks: the rapid right-handed arpeggios, sudden changes in direction, and a striding left hand. Yet he is able to change gears in his tribute "For Erroll Garner," a loping original that suggests the humor and swing of its namesake. The remaining tracks were inspired by the quarter century that Makowicz has spent living in Manhattan. "Living High in Manhattan" captures the hustle and bustle of the big city, while "Early June in Central Park" suggests a relaxing early-morning stroll. The engineering of this solo concert, which was recorded at the Sir James Dunn Theatre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is impeccable as well.
Born: 18 August 1940 in Cesky Tesin, Czechoslovakia
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s