The famous song My Way, which is in fact an English cover of the French original, Comme d’habitude by Claude François and Jacques Revaux, written by Paul Anka, is definitely an evergreen. Its most famous version was performed by Frank Sinatra, but it was also sang by other vocalists, including Elvis Presley or, in Poland, Zbigniew Wodecki.

Antoni Libera, writer and translator, author of the best-selling novel Madame, has recently created a version with new lyrics, titled Bądź wierny sobie. A premiere recording of this version will be made in June, performed by Andrzej Dąbrowski – an outstanding musician: singer, jazz drummer and vocalist with a characteristic, unique voice, who has made songs such as Przygoda z Marią, Zielono mi, Do zakochania jeden krok or Bywaj nam Mary Ann famous and unforgettable.

In his long and extensive career, Andrzej Dąbrowski cooperated with the world’s greatest jazz musicians, such as Josephine Baker, Stan Getz, Don Ellis, Art Farmer, Annie Ross or Johnny Griffin. The new version of the hit will not only be the vocalist’s personal statement, but also a form of an anthem of his generation.

Andrzej Dąbrowski will be accompanied by the Jerzy Semkow Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra conducted by Marek Wroniszewski and Piotr Baron Quintet with Piotr Baron on the saxophone, Robert Majewski on the trumpet, Łukasz Żyta on the drums, Maciej Adamczak on the bass and Michał Tokaj on the piano.

The song is also the music community’s tribute to the doyen of the Polish music scene – an active artist in excellent vocal shape. The piece will be recorded in the studios of Polskie Radio and co-produced by Polskie Radio Music Agency. The project is co-funded by ZAiKS (Polish Society of Authors and Composers) as part of the Creativity Support Fund.

wokalista Andrzej Dąbrowski
Andrzej Dąbrowski – photo Piotr Karasiewicz