Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Joanna's first car

Happy Joanna in her first new car (Seat Ibiza Sport).
Asia w pare dni po odbiorze swojego pierwszego samochodu (Seat Ibiza Sport).

Friday, January 26, 2007

What can you use your cell-phone for.

A Swedish landscape of Scania.

The reason that I publish this photo is simple. I took it about 1.5 year ago while I was giving my daughter driving lessons and now she got her first own car delivered finally: Seat Ibiza Sport - just a couple of days ago. The interesting is that I took this shot at the speed of 110 km/h with my old cell-phone. Well, I think that its quality is not bad at all, considering the circumstances.
It presents a typical Swedish countryside of Scania (southern Sweden). I hope to publish even some photos of Joanna's car and herself in the one of the following posts.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

The Rippingtons (English)

The Rippingtons

In my previous post I presented one of the best jazz groups in the world - The Rippingtons. When I many years ago went to the music shop and heard their composition "North Star", I bought their latest CD (see previous post) straight away. To my satisfaction I found also many other great works on this CD. I simply like that kind of music and the musicians from this group are ones of the best - I guarantee.

14th Annual Capital Jazz Fest 6/3/2006

The Rippingtons are a group that are often considered smooth jazz. Formed in 1986 by guitarist and band leader Russ Freeman. The band's recording career began in 1986 with the recording of Moonlighting. In January 1988 the Rippingtons released Kilimanjaro and next year Tourist In Paradise. In August 1990, the album Welcome to the St. James Club was released and became the band's first CD to debut at #1 in the Billboard Charts.
The album Curves Ahead, which I presented in my previuos post, featured songs based on the ski atmosphere in Colorado. In August 1992, the group released Weekend in Monaco, which has been one of their best selling albums. Since then they released more than 10 just as good albums.
In 1995, David Kochanski joined the group and the group made its presence known on the Internet. In 2006, the group celebrated their 20th anniversary by releasing "The Rippingtons: 20th Anniversary".

Russ Freeman

Current members:
Russ Freeman — guitar, keyboard, and programming
Dave Karasony — drummer
Bill Heller — pianist
Kim Stone — long-time bassist
Scott Breadman — percussionist
Eric Marienthal — saxophonist

Official Website of The Rippingtons:

Monday, January 15, 2007

The Rippingtons (Polish)

The Rippingtons CD

Pamietam, jak wiele lat temu po raz pierwszy uslyszalem The Rippingtons w ich swietnej kompozycji "North Star" w pewnym sklepie z plytami w Malmö i pomimo tego, ze szukalem wlasciwie cos innego, to bez namyslu kupilem ich aktualna wtedy plyte CD - Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman - Curves Ahead z tym wlasnie utworem i z doskonalym Russ Freeman'em. Prawie nie ma dnia, abym nie sluchal ich super muzyki. W paru moich filmach prezentowanych na tym blogu posluzylem sie wlasnie ich kompozycjami jako "soundtrack". Pewnie jeszcze nieraz pisac bede o tej grupie, bo jest ona naprawde warta tego.

Russ Freeman

Ich muzyka to jazz. Jest to jednak jazz jak ja to nazywam rytmiczny i z wyraznymi motywami melodycznymi. To wlasnie lubie. Marze o tym, aby znalezc sie kiedys "live" na ich koncercie. Jestem przekonany, ze byloby to cos szczegolnego i niezapomnianego. Mysle, ze gdy posluchacie "North Star"- jednej z najlepszych kompozycji tej grupy, to przyznacie mi racje. Zwracam uwage na cudowne solo na saksofonie tenorowym w wykonaniu Kirk'a Whalum oraz delikatny podklad na fortepianie w mistrzowskim wykonaniu ( jak zwykle zreszta) Dave Grusin'a. To po prostu jest bajka.

The Rippingtons "live"

A oto link do ich oficjalnej strony, gdzie znajduje sie wiele informacji o grupie i gdzie rowniez mozna posluchac fragmentow ich starych oraz nowych utworow. Zapraszam.

North Star

By The Rippingtons

Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year 2007

This happened last night in my neighbourhood. The fireworks because of the New Year 2007 was even more intensive in the central part of the city. But it was really nice.

Tak strzelano rakietami w noc sylwestrowa w naszym sasiedztwie a nie bylo to nawet epicentrum wybuchow. W centrum miasta bylo jeszcze "gorzej" a na drugi dzien krajobraz bedzie jak po bitwie.