Adam Makowicz

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Adam Makowicz (born Adam Matyszkowicz; August 18, 1940) is a Polish pianist and composer living in Toronto. He performs jazz and classical piano pieces, as well as his own compositions. Besides playing solo, he has worked with such musicians as Michał Urbaniak, Tomasz Stanko and Leszek Możdżer, as well as with the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington DC, at the Kennedy Centre, at the Carnegie Hall, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London, the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, and other major orchestras at concert halls in Americas and in Europe. His technical skills as jazz pianist have been compared to that of Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson, and Erroll Garner among others. His specialty in classical piano since his studies in the 1950s has been the music of Chopin.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1975 Live Embers Adam Makowicz 1
1978 Winter Flowers Adam Makowicz 1
1987 Naughty Baby Adam Makowicz 1
2003 Reflections on Chopin Adam Makowicz 1
2004 Unit Adam Makowicz 2
2008 Makowicz & Orkiestra Filharmonii Częstochowskiej Adam Makowicz 1
A Tribute to Art Tatum Adam Makowicz 1
Plays Gershwin Adam Makowicz 1
The Name Is Makowicz Adam Makowicz 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Swiss Encounter: Live at the Montreaux Jazz Festival James Morrison & Adam Makowicz 1
1993 Maybeck Recital Hall Series, Volume Twenty-Four Adam Makowicz 1
2004 At the Carnegie Hall Makowicz vs. Możdżer 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Concord Duo Series, Volume Five Adam Makowicz & George Mraz 1

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