Jakko Jakszyk - Silesia - 1982
Michael "Jakko" Jakszyk is an English musician. multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and record producer, he is the current lead singer and second guitarist in King Crimson and also pursues a solo career. He is generally referred to as "Jakko" by both colleagues and fans, and most of his releases have been credited to this shorter name (while others have been credited to "Jakko M. Jakszyk").
As a solo artist, Jakko has released six albums. Prior to joining King Crimson in 2013, he had fronted multiple bands and projects over the course of three-and-a-half decades (including 64 Spoons, Dizrhythmia, 21st Century Schizoid Band, Jakszyk Fripp Collins and Rapid Eye Movement) and had also been a member of Level 42, The Lodge, The Tangent and Warren Harry. He has collaborated with a wide variety of musicians (including Tom Robinson, Peter Blegvad, Danny Thompson, Gavin Harrison Pandit Dinesh, and Dave Stewart) as well as following an extensive and well-respected career as a session musician and soundtrack producer.
01. I'll Stand On My Own
02. Grab What You Can (Biez Co Mozesz)
03. Something In The Mirror
04. If It Should Be Today
05. Straining Our Eyes
06. One More Time
07. This Is Me
08. Mills And Boone
09. Tell Me Where To Run To
11. Ingmar Bergman On The Windowsill
Jakko M. Jakszyk - Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Piano, Marimba, Keyboards, Balalaika, Mellotron
Dave Stewart - Synthesizer
Ed Poole (2, 3) - Bass
John Clarke (5) - Drums, Percussion
Amanda Parsons (11), Barbara Gaskin (2) - Backing Vocal
Chris Baker (6) - Handclaps
Dave Jackson - Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone
Annie Whitehead - Trombone
Ted Emmett - Trumpet (1, 5, 6, 9)
NB: Silesia is original from 1982 and was deleted prior to release. In 90's briefly available as reissue.