Album CRAZY PEOPLE ENGLISH VERSION. A word, or rather the text written for a musical piece, can change it so much that it becomes a new work. In Crazy People English Version, songs that were originally recorded in Polish, sung here in English, are actually new songs. Such an operation carried out on jazz works is not only surprising but also revealing. It's common knowledge that a song in swing style sounds very homogeneous when sung in English.

And how sounded the swing sung by Joanna in Polish? The specific experiment conducted by Joanna Morea provokes this to reach the English version of her first CD CRAZY PEOPLE and personally assess how far Polish-language versions differ from English.

 

The Crazy People album is a puzzle, a mosaic of music, a collection of experiences and music sympathy. The fascination of traditional jazz and swing (Crazy People, Two Timin 'Man, Was I drunk) is entwined with the breath of the blues and Latin accents (the original compositions like Ten Bitter Tears, Casanova Woman, Not Now).

Today I'm fascinated by the swing tomorrow maybe I'm into another style. Such recording of material in a studio is like taking a photograph of a world which freezes for centuries. It's catching the musical moment and leaving it to the children, for example, my children. That was the purpose, because everything is variable, and in the present times the transformation is at an alarming rate.

This is a project which has not been done before. Chopin's music for many years inspired jazz musicians and others from all over the world. However, this time an unusual duo consisting of excellent, experienced jazz musicians moved the beauty of Chopin's music for piano and flute (and saxophone). Flute and a grand piano are quite rare colors in the world of jazz. However , the musicians have gone further out, making something, of what at the Polish jazz scene has not yet been done – they scanned, translated a few songs of Chopin into jazz language and made their vocal, jazz interpretation. It won't be possible to write about it, it is necessary to listen to it.

This absolutely extraordinary project is addressed not only to lovers of Chopin's music or jazz, but to all who are listening to tasteful and simply good music. Listening to the interpretation of Jarek Małysa and Joanna Morea you will discover the new, extremely refreshed face of Chopin, one might say - Frederick in a relationship with Lady Jazz !

It isn't possible to stop listening the Chopin’s music because is brilliant and unusually beautiful, but you can admire the music over and over again and for that fact convince us with a disarming charm and surprising boldness Jarek Małys, pianist, educated in both classical and jazz (Academy of Music in Katowice Department of Jazz and Popular Music) and flutist, singer, Joanna Morea, the classically educated (with honors) and jazz (Royal Conservatory of Brussels, Department of Jazz and Popular Music)