Yep, that's me - sitting just under Norah and Gaga at No# 29 on the charts!
So....I recorded this album in LA a few years back - originally it was the companion album to the Polanski-directed Movie, The Pianist. The film won Oscars and Golden Globes but more importantly, it told Wladyslaw Szpilman's holocaust story - how he lost his entire family but survived the horrors of the Nazi death camps. He was able to return to Warsaw after the war where he became a celebrated composer, pianist and the director of the Popular Music Department at Polish Radio (Poland's NPR/BBC/CBC). These songs are his compositions - his melodies and chords but the twist is that the lyrics are not translations, they're original lyrics written by some of the finest songwriters in North America and the production - produced by John Leftwich (Carmen McRae, Rickie Lee Jones, Melody Gardot) is also very American - rootsy and jazzy.
Cut to today - I'm so THRILLED that Polish Radio has repackaged this gem of an album and has released it in Poland where it had not been previously released!! Even more thrilled to be sitting just under Nora and Gaga at No# 29 on the charts!
Hello to all my new supporters in Poland - cześć piękna!!!