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He composed with the unpredictability of the improvising instrumentalist and he played with the conceptual overview of a composer. First name and Last name. Here, one can sense a poet at work, exploring and arranging, finding that singular voice, which has made his life’s work a lasting musical legacy.

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Ballar, it’s hard to underestimate the influence of the album not only on Polish jazz but European jazz in general. Password Reset your password. My Content Membership has its privileges! Search Tracks by musician.

If Bach represents contrapuntal influence on Komeda’s music then Count Basie is the epitome of his love of swing. Quotations are taken from the liner notes to Litania. Oscar Peterson – piano. By Marek Szerszenowicz Member since: If anything, it’s inspired by the avant-garde phase of Coltrane’s work.

Komeda was so infatuated with Rosengren’s playing that he named a composition after him, the yarning “Ballad for Bernt” whose undiminished passion is revisited on the album with Rosengren giving a masterful interpretation of the instantly recognizable melody. He was a musical chameleon and yet he formed his own unique approach to the piano, a poetics based on the silence and space of the notes and an emphasis on empathetic restraint that unfortunately made some people believe that he wasn’t that accomplished a pianist.


Count Basie and Johann Sebastian Bach. Rethinking Jazz Cultures Francesco Martinelli: Knife In The Water The music on Astigmatic is played by a quintet consisting of trumpeter Tomasz Stanko, alto saxophonist Zbigniew Namyslowski, bassist Gunter Beernt and drummer Rune Carlsson who all join the leader. Sign in or sign up to create or claim your musician profile ballaad.

Jazz Near You Partners. Membership has its privileges. To this day, the influence of Polish composer and pianist Krzysztof Komeda – piano.

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Film Reviews Green Book: Komeda Power Bros Records buy. Read on to view our project ideas Sign in Sign up Email address. There is a particular strong moment on “Astigmatic” where the naked sound of Namyslowski’s saxophone calls out in the darkness before it’s woven into the ever-changing web of the musical pattern. Review our musician toolkit page.

The Life Work of Krzysztof Komeda It could be that it’s Komeda’s ability not to play too much that has made him so eminently suited to be a composer of movie scores, a profession for which he is now mostly known.

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In reality, the two aspects of his work are not to be separated. As a pianist Komeda worked outside the limitations of his instrument, preferring to create a greater whole that was centred on the music itself, which existed beyond the limited definitions of a genre.


Komeda was a composer, but he was just as much a pianist. The old master is given his due on “What’s up Mr. It starts out with the cacophonic roars of saxophonists Zbigniew Namyslowski and Michael Urbaniak whose screams break through the opening silence to form an untraditional theme that is repeated at various stages throughout the lengthy composition. Search Musicians by name. Berng more and read our FAQ. ballac

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Search Photos by photo tag. As a poet of the piano, he creates lingering sound images and makes room for an open interpretation. However, to expand our offerings and develop new means to foster jazz discovery we need your help. Sign in or sign ebrnt to upload your events. When you do, All About Jazz will receive a sales commission. Two influences, which might seem as far as one could possibly get from each other, are merged in the musical universe of Komeda: Albert Ayler – saxophone, tenor.

The album consists of three lengthy compositions, all written by Komeda: The music vor a chamber-like intimacy in the sense that each instrument is allowed its own distinctive role in the realisation of the music’s texture. Email address It will remain private. Count Basie – piano.

Yemen Yugoslavia Zaire Zambia Zimbabwe. Like Basie, Komeda prefers the light touch of a feather to a dense layer of chords. Membership has its privileges! Help us identify the world’s top jazz venues.