Working out to Polska Rhythm

As a young child, I remember always having some sort of rhythm going through my head when I was doing any kind of exercise, whether it be dancing (yes, that’s obvious!) or just walking or running around the neighbourhood. This rhythmic pulse has followed me through my career as a musician, and now I find myself working out to Polska rhythms! This morning I got out of the house (challenging to do these January days) and I found myself driving up the stairs listening to the marvellous recording by Ahlberg, Ek and Roswall, titled “Vintern”, how fitting! This recording is one of “those” recordings where you can listen, and listen, and listen and not get bored. There’s tons of energy, swing and chutzpah in the playing. Such an energizing way to start the day, I gotta say!