Unobtainum video: Heart

The next video recording from the Unobtainum. Music composed by Michał Ruksza. Marek Jakubowicz – guitar, Michał Ruksza –...

Pat Martino

Pat Martino is one of my jazz guitar masters. I like his composition style and phrasing and he inspire me all the time. I’m very happy that next few months I will study jazz guitar with the Pat Martino course. I believe that this will change my music forever:) I really recommend Pat Martino music for everyone who is interested in jazz. “As an improviser you need to experience the moment – and that includes everything in the moment. Observe the people around you – the bandleader, the bartender – what they wear, how they deal with people, the simple continuity of their presence. As you do that you’ll see how you affect them, and you’ll play and act accordingly. You need to study the reality of the moment, and that is very rarely about studying modes and intervals.” – Pat...

Oj Maluski Maluski & Sitar

Polish traditional carol played in very unconventional way:) Played by duet Unobtainum: Marek Jakubowicz sitar & Michał Ruksza –...

Radio Merkury & Unobtainum

Music from the Unobtainum project was presented today at Radio Merkury. There was also short interview with us and we had the opportunity to share some short stories about our new album. We are really happy that we could share our music with the new...

Guitar Improvisation

Between composing and music recording sometimes I give a jazz guitar lessons. I prepared some videos to show my approach for the improvisations. It is based on the chords – every video contains solo for the one C modal chord. Check the YouTube playlist with 7...

A Foggy Day Behind the Wall

This is experimental jazz composition based on atonal voices. Very different from my other composed music… but really not so far;) The chorus is based on the bass line above: 2 x 9 bars. Second part is a bit modified. I attach also trascription of the 2 first choruses. This is great excercise to transcribe own improvisations. You learn a lot from it: one is ear traning and second reason to do it is better understanding what we play. Good jazz player can play music from his subconscious and sometimes we can catch it here and explore. If you play long improvisation you don’t have to transcribe all solo, sometimes one or few choruses is enough. You don’t have to transcribe everything 1:1. The goal is to keep the solo meaning. Download and print transcribed solo and listen to it with the score. You will see much more and you will find also references to some phrases in the later...

Radio interview & Unobtainum

Interview recording Trans Jazz Fair – Radio Malbork – 2016-11-02 Presenter: Patryk Wiatr Guests: Unobtainum Duo: Marek Jakubowicz, Michał Ruksza (0:12) Patryk Wiatr – It’s Wednesday, 7 pm, thus, almost “as always”, dear listeners, welcome to another Trans Jazz Fair program on Radio Malbork. The phrase ‘almost as always’ may sound mysterious and unprofessional, but it’s not that important here.. I’m simply so excited at the moment with so many topics to discuss and so many pieces of music to play in our program today. As time is against me, I shall go ahead . And behind all that commotion and excitement, or perhaps total madness might better reflect the atmosphere here, are these two gentlemen: Marek Jakubowicz and Michał Ruksza, or in other words the Unobtainum duo, who, exactly a year ago, Facebook reminded me of the date a day before yesterday , were here, in our Radio Malbork studio, and gave their first jazz concert in Trans Jazz Fair program. It was in October 2015, and now November 2016 has just started, I’m sitting in the studio and what’s before me? Two, newly released Unobtainum records. One is their official, second album and the other is the recording of the said, unforgettable concert Marek and Michał gave a year ago here. Today, they are my guests. Marek and Michał, welcome to our Radio Malbork studio again. Read the full interview...

107 380 music plays

I checked today my music stats on the some internet channels: International Airplay Radio, SoundCloud and YouTube. The result was so surprising and the magic number is: 107 380 plays since my first album release in 2012. I’d like to say than you for all people who listened my music. It matters. Especially for the independent musician who follow his own path far away from the commercial roads:) Thanks and keep listening! My internet music channels: SoundCloud (43486 plays) YouTube (9703 views) Airplay Radio (54191 plays) Check my latest music on the...

Led Zeppelin slow blues

Sometimes I need some break from jazz and classical music and this is time when I walk trought the blues forest. Back to my roots. Led Zeppelin slow blues with my version of the guitar solo inspired by Jimmy Page...

Live CD

This year I spent a lot of time to prepare album Unobtainum but it was more than one CD. Today was released another recording: Unobtainum Live. It contains session from the live concert at Radio Malbork recorded last year. Album is available also online on the...

Unobtainum video recording

New Unobtainum live video. This is unique version with the new arrange. Michał Ruksza (piano and composition) & Marek Jakubowicz –...

New CD album: Unobtainum

The new album Unobtainum was released on CD. This is limited version available on the Unobtainum...