Latest album release: AWA

Maciek’s new album, AWA is Inspired by the three rivers that have formed anchors at differing times in his life, the unequalled beauty and nature of Aotearoa New Zealand and indigenous Maōri culture. AWA forms the soundtrack for Maciek’s sensual experiences of this Pacific Island.

Sound Partners Quartet, London 1st May 2014

Tiny packed jazz club Café in London’s Forest Gate. Alison Rayner bass, Marc Pell drums, John Bennett trombone.

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Joni Mitchell’s A Case Of You

I think this is simply the best love song ever written – Joni Mitchell is a genius! This is a simple instrumental edition with a looper. I couldn’t possibly sing this song, so I’m attempting to “sing” it on the guitar.

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Georgia On My Mind

Georgia On My Mind, written by Hoagy Carmichael with a more modern groove.

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Herbie Hancock’s Cantaloupe Island

Here is a quick rendition of Herbie Hancock’s Cantaloupe Island on my nylon strung Godin ACS-SA Slim. The guitar is plugged into an Apogee One and recorded on Garage Band. There is no EQ or compression on the Godin track, the only effect is a touch of reverb. The backing track is from the amazing Jamey Aebersold.

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With John Bennett Band

I’m playing here with John Bennett Band. John is a fantastic trombonist and a composer, and it was a real privilege to be working with him for close to 20 years. First, My Funny Valentine a Rodgers and Hart tune, recorded at the BBC Maida Vale Studios in London at the beginning of 2011; Barbar on vocals. Next, Sand Song a John Bennett composition, recorded on the same session.

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