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Adam Makowicz Collection, 1973-2009 | Music Library

By Maristella Feustle

Collection Overview

Title: Adam Makowicz Collection, 1973-2009Add to your cart.
ID: 06/034
Primary Creator: Makowicz, Adam (1940-)
Extent: 18.0 Boxes
Arrangement: Arranged into series according to material type. Items among Makowicz' papers are frequently arranged from most recent to least.
Forms of Material: Jazz
Languages: English, Polish

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Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of 18 boxes of correspondence, photos, promotional materials, and sound recordings from the career of Adam Makowicz, spanning the early 1970s through 2009.

Administrative Information

Repository: Music Library
Access Restrictions: Access to this collection is provided only by special arrangement. Please contact the Music Library for more information.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Music Library. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Note: Collection is housed in the UNT Music Library. Advance notice for use is required. Please contact the Music Library for further information.
Other Note: See also: MakowiczMusic.com.

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Series:


Series 1: PapersAdd to your cart.
 
Box 1: Press kits, reviews, photosAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 1: Press kit and publicity materialsAdd to your cart.
Photos, biographies, discography, review excerpts for use in publicity, promotional brochures, résumé, business card, and black folder originally containing Folders 1-8.
Folder 2: Press kit and publicity materialsAdd to your cart.
Found separately from items in Folder 1. Two assembled press kits, poll results from various magazines and organizations, and "places where Adam performed."
Folder 3: Reviews, 2006-1999Add to your cart.
Arranged in reverse chronological order.
Folder 4: Reviews, 1999-1995Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Reviews, 1994-1992Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Reviews, 1991-1988Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Reviews, 1987-1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Reviews, 1981-1977Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: "Documentation of production of the latest four CDs" and other papersAdd to your cart.
Includes papers describing origins of the reel-to-reel tapes in Series 2, Boxes 4-5, dated 1985.
Folder 10: Papers related to the album From My Field; Harry Fox licensesAdd to your cart.
Materials arranged in reverse chronological order.
Folder 11: "Music On-The-Run" --> Trutone - Songs for Manhattan CDAdd to your cart.
"The contract and other papers related to the production in 2003 and printing in 2005."
Folder 12: "History of production of Adam Makowicz Plays Duke Ellington and Reflections on Chopin by MSR"Add to your cart.

Arranged in reverse chronological order. Folder includes sealed envelopes of materials for CD inserts for both CDs.

MSR = Musicians Showcase Records.

Folder 13: "History of production of Adam Makowicz Plays Duke Ellington and Reflections on Chopin by MSR," continuedAdd to your cart.
Contains materials related to CD artwork, and transaction records.
Folder 14: Adam Makowicz - James Morrison QuartetAdd to your cart.
Contains photo, album reviews for Makowicz's works, and newspaper articles.
Folder 15: Photos of Adam MakowiczAdd to your cart.
7 photos: 5 "Portraits of Adam - 8" x 10"," and two 4" x 6" ("the latest, done by Irena").
Folder 16: Photos of Adam MakowiczAdd to your cart.
52 photos, 1 negative. Directory included on envelope enclosed in folder.
Folder 17: Photos of Adam MakowiczAdd to your cart.
"Photos by Steve Prezant" - 65 total.
Folder 18: Adam Makowicz profile photosAdd to your cart.
46 photos: 23 portrait, 23 landscape.
Folder 19: 25 photos of Adam MakowiczAdd to your cart.
"Made at the Carnegie Tavern (one of the first photos at work in New York)."
Folder 20: Assorted photos of Adam MakowiczAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 21: Reviews in EnglishAdd to your cart.
Apparently compiled to send to the University of North Texas. Arranged in reverse chronological order; includes section of reviews specifically of Reflections on Chopin and original green portfolio containing contents of Folders 21-23, and Box 2, Folder 1.
Folder 22: Reviews in EnglishAdd to your cart.
Apparently compiled to send to the University of North Texas. File includes two sets of reviews specifically concerned with Richard Rogers and George Mraz duet albums.
Folder 23: Reviews in EnglishAdd to your cart.
Apparently compiled to send to the University of North Texas. Includes section on album Adam Makowicz Plays Irving Berlin. See Box 2, Item 1, for the remaining "Reviews in English" folder.
Box 2: Reviews in English, scores, ephemera, BMI papersAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 1: Reviews in EnglishAdd to your cart.
Apparently compiled to send to the University of North Texas. Continues Box 1, Folders 21-23.
Folder 2: Compositions with certificates of registration from the Library of CongressAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 3: BMI - Broadcast Music, Inc.Add to your cart.
Transaction records; agreements and correspondence.
Folder 4: BMI - Broadcast Music, Inc.Add to your cart.
Registered compositions.
Folder 5: BMI - Broadcast Music, Inc.Add to your cart.
Registered compositions: copies of clearance forms. Includes copies of compositions "Eyes, Eyes," and "Jigsaw Puzzle."
Folder 6: BMI - Broadcast Music, Inc., 1997-1994Add to your cart.
Royalties paid. Arranged in reverse chronological order.
Folder 7: Binder: Correspondence from BMI, 1994-1983Add to your cart.
Arranged in reverse chronological order. Binder originally housed all BMI materials.
Folder 8: Compositions by Adam Makowicz, arranged for Kwartet SmyczkowyAdd to your cart.
Piano, violins 1 and 2, cello. File consists of titles "Winter Paradise," "Composition No. 5," "Composition No. 6," " Lazy Waltz," "Past Tense," "Prelude Op. 45 No. 25 (Chopin)."
Folder 9: Adam Makowicz scoresAdd to your cart.
Contents: "Tatum on My Mind," for string quartet and piano (two first pages only), "No Title No. 2," "Nocturne, Op. 48, No. 1" (Chopin, 2 copies), "Kotek," "I'm Beginning to See the Light,"  "Tonight (from West Side Story)," packet labeled "Standards" (including "Tonight"), packet labeled "Chopin," packet labeled "A. Makowicz compositions," packet of "A Makowicz arrangements of Polish composers."
Folder 10: "For Adam from a musician and jazz critic"Add to your cart.
Photocopy of a composition by Szprot. For piano, 7 pages.
Folder 11: "Adam Makowicz' scores for bass and/or guitar a) of his compositionsAdd to your cart.
A few parts for other instruments also present.
Folder 12: "Adam Makowicz' scores for bass and/or guitar b) of works by other composersAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 13: Assorted lead sheetsAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 14: Reviews on performances and recordingsAdd to your cart.
Includes two press kits, dated 1982.
Folder 15: QuotationsAdd to your cart.
Quotations from critics and reviews of Makowicz' performances.
Folder 16: Programs of performancesAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 17: Awards and letters of appreciationAdd to your cart.
Partial list in front pocket of original folder, enclosed. File includes correspondence from Willis Conover. Photocopies of many awards.
Folder 18: "Correspondence with Terence Ripmaster on his book on Willis Conover and Adam"Add to your cart.
Arranged in reverse chronological order.
Folder 19: "About Adam + bio + discography"Add to your cart.
 
Folder 20: Assorted programs, promotional materials, and correspondenceAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 21: "Documents on some concerts of Adam Makowicz", 1996-1994, 1991Add to your cart.
Arranged in reverse chronological order.
Box 3: Letters, transaction records, information on concertsAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 1: "Archiwum Adama: Professional and private letters, some in Polish"Add to your cart.
Arranged in reverse chronological order.
Folder 2: "Copies of agreements on recordings for Adam Makowicz"Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Transaction recordsAdd to your cart.
Primarily records of transactions and agreements with BMI.
Folder 4: Information on concerts, 1978-1977Add to your cart.
Arranged in reverse chronological order.
Folder 5: Information on concerts, 1979Add to your cart.
Small number of items from 2003 included. Arranged in reverse chronological order.
Folder 6: Information on concerts, 1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Information on concerts, 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Information on concerts, 1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Information on concerts, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Information on concerts, 1984Add to your cart.
 
Folder 11: Information on concerts, 1985Add to your cart.
Smaller file; annotation on paper divider: "very difficult year."
Folder 12: Information on concerts, 1986Add to your cart.
 
Folder 13: Information on concerts, 1987Add to your cart.
Folded oversized poster removed for better storage.
Folder 14: Documents from concerts played, 1988Add to your cart.
Labeling scheme changes; essentially the same information.
Folder 15: Documents from concerts played, 1989Add to your cart.
 
Box 4: Documents from concerts (1990-2006), news releases, reviews (late 1970s, early-mid '80s)Add to your cart.
 
Folder 1: Documents from concerts played, 1990Add to your cart.
Arranged in reverse chronological order.
Folder 2: Documents from concerts played, 1991Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Documents from concerts played, 1992Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Documents from concerts played, 1993Add to your cart.
Arranged in reverse chronological order.
Folder 5: Documents from concerts played, 1994Add to your cart.
Arranged in reverse chronological order.
Folder 6: Documents from concerts played, 1995Add to your cart.
Arranged in reverse chronological order. First item possibly misfiled, from December 1994.
Folder 7: Documents from concerts played, 1996Add to your cart.
Arranged in reverse chronological order.
Folder 8: Documents from concerts played, 1997Add to your cart.
Arranged in reverse chronological order.
Folder 9: Documents from concerts played, 1998Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Documents from concerts played, 1999Add to your cart.
Arranged in reverse chronological order.
Folder 11: Documents from concerts played, 2000Add to your cart.
Documents from concerts played.
Folder 12: Documents from concerts played, 2001Add to your cart.
Arranged in reverse chronological order.
Folder 13: Documents from concerts played, 2002Add to your cart.
 
Folder 14: Documents from concerts played, 2003Add to your cart.
 
Folder 15: Documents from concerts played, 2004Add to your cart.
Arranged in reverse chronological order.
Folder 16: Documents from concerts played, 2006-2005Add to your cart.
Arranged in reverse chronological order.
Folder 17: News releases, 2001-1989Add to your cart.
Arranged in reverse chronological order.
Folder 18: Original reviews, 1978-1977Add to your cart.
Arranged in reverse chronological order.
Folder 19: Original reviews, 1979Add to your cart.
Generally arranged in reverse chronological order.
Folder 20: Original reviews, 1980Add to your cart.
Primarily 1980. A few items from other dates included.
Folder 21: Original reviews, 1985-1977Add to your cart.
Arranged in reverse chronological order. In a separate file from reviews in prior folders.
Box 5: Reviews in Polish, press kits, correspondenceAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 1: Reviews in Polish, 1997-1972Add to your cart.
Apparently compiled to send to the University of North Texas. Arranged in reverse chronological order.
Folder 2: Reviews in Polish, 2000-1998Add to your cart.
Apparently compiled to send to the University of North Texas. Arranged in reverse chronological order.
Folder 3: Reviews in Polish, 2003-2001Add to your cart.
Apparently compiled to send to the University of North Texas. Arranged in reverse chronological order.
Folder 4: Reviews in Polish, 2007-2004Add to your cart.
Apparently compiled to send to the University of North Texas. Arranged in reverse chronological order.
Folder 5: "Original press kit", 2009Add to your cart.
"Revised 7/22/09." Includes photos.
Folder 6: "A second press kit"Add to your cart.
Includes photos.
Folder 7: Correspondence to and from Makowicz, 1979-1991Add to your cart.
Arranged in reverse chronological order.
Folder 8: Correspondence to and from Makowicz, 1992-1995Add to your cart.
Arranged in reverse chronological order.
Folder 9: Correspondence to and from Makowicz, 1996-1998Add to your cart.
Arranged in reverse chronological order.
Folder 10: Correspondence to and from Makowicz, 1999-2006Add to your cart.
Arranged in reverse chronological order.
Folder 11: "Correspondence on behalf of Adam or his own (various topics)", 1996-2006Add to your cart.
Topics includes attempts to promote Ellington tribute album, and a search for a manager.
Folder 12: "Attempts to get work for Adam"Add to your cart.
 
Folder 13: "Attempts to get performances for Adam Makowicz", 1993-2003Add to your cart.
 
Folder 14: Concerts, 1979-1998Add to your cart.
Predominantly 1988. Reviews, programs, and promotional literature.
Folder 15: Multiple copies of a hand-drawn flyer by Jan SawkaAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 16: Correspondence, 1983-2002Add to your cart.
 
Box 6: Documentation related to recordingsAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 1: Nagrania = płyty Adama / Documents on Adam Mackowicz' recordingsAdd to your cart.
Includes information on studio and live recordings (Poznán, 1998, Katowice, 1998, 1999).  Also includes information on album Adam in Stockholm, not otherwise present in collection.
Box 7: Oversized itemsAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 1: PostersAdd to your cart.
Originally found with materials in Box 3, Folder 13.
Folder 2: Correspondence to and from Adam Makowicz, 1978-1993Add to your cart.
 
Box 8: Oversized itemsAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 1: Sheet music: "Kentucky Babe" by Richard Henry Buck and Adam Geibel, 1896Add to your cart.

Boston: White-Smith Music Pub. Co.

Inscribed to Makowicz, dated May 1983.

Folder 2: Sheet music: Ragtime Caprice, Op. 45, by Paul TurokAdd to your cart.
Ozalid copy of manuscript.
Folder 3: Two photos taken by Barry Thompson, 1991, 1992Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Binder: Recenzje z Polski, od 1989Add to your cart.
Reviews in Polish.

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