You were always here

My new composition “You were always here”. This song is composed for the jazz guitar solo but also for the piano & guitar. You can hear it live on the Unobtainum concerts. Guitar solo Guitar &...

Film music

Between composing, concerts and studio recordings sometimes I try something diffrent: music for the art animations. I composed my first music for the animation during the International Film Music Festival Transatlantyk 2011. It was music for the oscar nominated film “Walking” by Ryan Larkin. I recorded also some music for the films by Joanna Lurie. It is always great time for me and the new music experience. Sometimes the hardest thing is to find balance between scene and music and decide when the silence will should...

Traces by Łukasz Supergan

My music from the album Zendegi Zibast has another chance to say the new story. This time with great video created by Łukasz Supergan – Polish adventurer, photographer, long-distance walker and writer. His photo was also used on my album CD Zendegi Zibast – life is sometimes connected in many unique ways. Check his webpage:...

More Than I Realised

My new composition: More Than I Realised. I waited for this moment more than 2 years and today I decided to start to compose the new album. I thought that would be a different project until yesterday but sometimes the real live is the best composer. It will be long and beautiful journey and I’m going take you with me to the secret music world. In this song you can find some inspiration from the Steve Reich. Composition process 2017-06-18 First part 2017-06-20 Second part 2017-06-21 Vocal rewrited in the second part and added Tingsha bells 2017-06-23 First 2 phrases on the guitar fretless corrected. Replaced fretless guitar in the second part. 2017-06-24 Added cello in the second part and strings/choir at the end of the second part 2017-06-24 Third part. The dark side. It is so powerful but also so dengerous. Follow the voice not the shadows. 2017-06-24 Back to the 2 parts. I listened 3rd part many times and it was too sad too deep and too dark. This is not kind of emotions I wish in this composition. So I will go in the other direction. If you wish to listen to the deleted part – let me know. But I’m warning you it is realy deep and dark and you will listen to it on your own responsibility. 2017-06-25 Finaly third part is rewrited. It is quiet and soulful guitar solo with the few little refferences. 2017-06-26 I decided that this composition will contains 3 parts. So it’s done. Now I need to record it with the real instruments and it always means that composition...

The Blues Guitar

I always enjoy to back to the blues. I recorded 7 pratising examples of the blues guitar improvisations. I played over 7 different keys mostly in slow tempo. It was really interesting journey and I learned a lot. This is also great practising method to play over different keys and every time record it and analyse. Even if you play different kind of music the blues will help you understand guitar and your guitar...

New YouTube videos

I started the new YouTube video serie: Improvisation over 2 chords. I play some live exapmples with the improvisation over 2 different chords and I explain in the video description how to improvise with these short...

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...