Mirosław ‘Carlos’ Kaczmarczyk – Self Reflections – Jazz appeared in my life a long time ago along
with other music genres. At the same time I was
inspired by Hendrix and Wes Montgomery. I listen
to and learned with The Beatles, Led Zeppelin,
Deep Purple and Santana. I watched Frank Zappa concerts and
Leonard Bernstein’s symphonic mornings. I was inspired by
Ewa Bem, as well as Novi Singers’ rendition of Chopin. I played
electric guitar at modern musicshows at the National Opera and
played Arne Nordheim’s compositions live at the Fryderyk Chopin University
of Music. I also played a lot in Warsaw’s theatres next to some great actors.
Just before I left Poland I had been a guitarist in the “Metro” musical.
I’m sensitive to various kinds of music, especially to the masters
of classical music. Our band, perhaps a bit paradoxically, is called
“Loud Jazz Band,” but don’t let that fool you – we are no strangers
to silence and minimalism.