UPOJENIE :: PAT METHENY & ANNA MARIA JOPEK


Pat Metheny & Anna Maria Jopek UPOJENIE

UPOJENIE (Nonesuch Records 2008)

Pat Metheny wished this album to have world premiere with his One Quiet Night. Five years ago some legal problems with contracts didn't allow to it. But it was worth waiting! Upojenie is going to be released in October by Nonesuch as Pat Metheny's album! It is extraordinary distinction. Up to now only Charlie Haden, Jim Hall and Brad Mehldau have had the opportunity to occur on Pat Metheny's album covers, linked with the mark "&"! International edition of Upojenie includes lyrics translated into English by Marcin Kydryński and Pat Metheny, short Pat's, AMJ's and Marcin's texts, and what is the most important - three not released songs (two of them are from memorable concert in Congress Hall). Also the order of songs is different, five years ago proposed by notable producer - Matt Pierson. This edition of Upojenie is priceless treasure for collectors. But perhaps the most priceless will be the first, Polish edition of Upojenie, which may soon disappear from the market?

Pat Metheny:

Poland is a special place, a place filled with some of the soulful and unique people and musicians anywhere. The relationship that I have enjoyed with the audiences and players there over the years has been a wonderful and unique enrichment to my live, musically and personally.

While performing at a jazz Festival in Europe in the summer of 2001 I was approached by an exceptional young Polish musician, singer Anna Maria Jopek.

Her dream was to collaborate on a project together, blending out sounds with all-star cast of the best Polish players playing some of my tunes, some Polish folk melodies and some of her own compositions. Her dedication and sincerity were compelling and as I became familiar with her music over the next few months, I was impressed with everything  about her music an her singing.

It was a real pleasure to collaborate with Anna, Marcin and all the fantastic musicians represented here. Their vision of how to interpret my tunes often inspired me to look at them in a totally different way myself. The recording sessions were stimulating an focused as  Anna an I an the other musicians discovered the many different ways that we could play together. This was music making at its most fun and collaborative. We hope you will enjoy this music as much as we enjoyed making it together”


Track list:
1. CICHY ZAPADA ZMROK ( Here Comes the Silent Dusk)
2. MANIA MIENIA (So May It Secretly Begin)
3. BIEL (Whiteness)
4. PRZYPLYW, ODPLYW, ODDECH CZASU... (Tell Her You Saw Me)
5. ARE YOU GOING WITH ME?
6. CZARNE SLOWA (Black Words)
7. LULAJZE JEZUNIU (Polish Christmas Carol)*
8. UPOJENIE (Ecstasy)
9. ZUPELNIE INNA JA (Always and Forever)
10. PIOSENKA DLA STASIA (A Song for Stas)
11. LETTER FROM HOME
12. ME JEDYNE NIEBO (Another Life)
13. BY ON BYL TU (Farmer’s Trust)
14. POLSKIE DROGI (Polish Paths)
15. TAM, GDZIE NIE SIEGA WZROK (Follow Me)
16. NA CALEJ POLACI SNIEG (The Snow Falls All Over the Place)*
17. SZEPTY i LZY (Whispers and Tears)

* bonus track



(c) ANNA MARIA JOPEK MUSIC