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'Second Life' is the first-ever album featuring both an acoustic guitar and a string orchestra on each track.
Acoustic guitarist, Adam Palma, is accompanied by one of the greatest chamber orchestras of our times, The Chamber Orchestra of Polish Radio AMADEUS, led by famous conductor, Agnieszka Duczmal.
This album is a very personal record, an intimate look at music and life from the perspective of a man who ‘regained’ his life after waking from a long coma. Recovery gave Adam time to reflect, to review his own musical roots, and to appreciate his life more deeply. We will hear the songs Adam grew up listening to such as known film themes, a patriotic song, Chopin’s compositions (never before performed on the acoustic guitar), and even an old scout song. In addition to this, Adam’s original compositions capture the true essence of his Polish soul.
All the arrangements have been written by Adam Palma and the album was orchestrated by the outstanding Polish film score composer Krzesimir Debski.
On this album, classical music and jazz are magnificently intertwined against the distinctive harmony of the acoustic guitar and string orchestra.
Adam Palma: https://adampalma.co.uk/
The Chamber Orchestra of Polish Radio AMADEUS: https://amadeus.pl/en/
Krzesimir Dębski: https://kdebski.eu/en/home_en/
Adam PALMA - professor of musical arts, lecturer at the University of Salford in Manchester, UK and a professor of jazz guitar at The Music Academy in Gdańsk, Poland. Over many years, Adam has enjoyed a spectacular career as a solo instrumentalist. His status is recognised by world-famous musicians such as Al Di Meola, Tommy Emmanuel, and Biréli Lagrène - who invite him to participate in joint concerts. He also performs with renowned Polish classical/jazz music artists: Ewa Bem, Janusz Olejniczak, Leszek Możdżer, and Krzesimir Dębski.
His album, Adam Palma Meets Chopin (2019), was the first album to present Chopin’s pieces in arrangements for the acoustic guitar. When the album was released, Adam became the first Polish guitarist to be featured on the covers of renowned guitar magazines in Germany (Akustik Gitarre), Italy (Chitarra Acustica). The Chicago Tribune recognised Adam’s excellence and placed his album among the 10 most important jazz albums of the first half of 2020.
In 2020 Adam was awarded the Bronze ‘Gloria Artis’ for his contributions to Polish culture and a professorship by Andrzej Duda, the president of Poland.