PIANO.PL on CD, DVD and Vinyl
PIANO.PL is an audio/video recording of a unique concert which took place in Warsaw on May 16th, 2016 in Roma Musical Theatre. The project is a tribute to the Polish pianism. Dorota Miskiewicz points out that piano is the Polish speciality and, among many excellent musicians, it is the pianists who have the lead. As jazz is the genre closest to Dorota's heart she emphasises, above all, the achievements of Polish jazz pianists who spectacularly follow the path once marked out by world renowned musician Krzysztof Komeda as well as Fryderyk Chopin, who was not only a great composer but also ... an improviser. Dorota Miskiewicz offers an album with duos performed with remarkable pianists of different generations. They are the pianists who have been creating the history of Polish jazz (Wlodzimierz Nahorny, Andrzej Jagodzinski, Bogdan Holownia), the younger artists (Leszek Mozdzer, Marcin Wasilewski, Krzysztof Herdzin, Michal Tokaj) together with the representatives of the youngest generation (Dominik Wania, Piotr Orzechowski "Pianohooligan). In the circle of over a dozen of great personalities of Polish music also appeared a famous polish singer Grzegorz Turnau, in the role of a pianist. Lutoslawski Piano Duo played four-handed and Tomasz Kalwak presented his own sound of synthesizer. Some duos were accompanied by an oustanding Atom String Quartet. The famous songs that went down to history of Polish music have been chosen to be played in the concert as well as recorded on the album and the choice was dictated by Dorota's personal likes, her subjective sensitivity to music and lyrics. The decisions about the arrangement remained in each of the pianists' hands. Some arrangements are surprising and show a new face of more or less known songs, others seek for simplicity and are not much different from their originals. Both kinds amaze ! The album came out in the CD, DVD and Vinyl format. It is also available on popular streaming services and iTunes.
The project came into existence thanks to co-operation of Universal Music Poland, Oficyna Artystyczna 13 Kotow, Grupa Gorazdze, TVP 2, and Narodowy Instytut Audiowizualny (The National Audiovisual Institute) www.nina.gov.pl
Best of Dorota
The Dorota Miskiewicz's album "Best Of" is the summary of a certain period in her artistic life and shows a variety of waters that the artist sailed across. The compilation album sparkles with colours. It starts with a premiere song but this is not the only incentive to buy the CD. It includes rarer songs, unavailable on the CDs in shops. It is, first of all, the duet with Cesaria Evora, duet with Jerzy Wasowski as well as a Balkan melody called "Anna Joanna" (Jovano Jovanke)! It is, at last, the duet with a jazz piano virtuoso Stefano Bollani, which has only been published in Italy so far ! Of course there are compulsory items like: "Pod Rzęsami" with which Dorota Miśkiewicz and Grzegorz Turnau started their co-operation, "Poza Czasem" - the song that enabled Dorota to become existent on radio stations or 'Nucę, Gwiżdżę Sobie" - a must piece in every Dorota's concert. The "Best Of" album does not present the whole spectrum of Dorota's output. There are no songs for children on it that have been recorded with Kwadrofonik musical group, there is not a single song that appeared on her first album, there are not all songs to which video clips have been made. The album includes, however, a few import_ant pieces, that were extracted from their natural environment as are the albums "Pod Rzęsami", "Caminho" and "Ale" but now they get that new context and create a little different story.