Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Don't Panic, We're From Poland!!! part 68 - Krzysztof Komeda

Krzysztof Komeda (27.04.1931 – 23.04.1969, born under name Krzysztof Trzciński) was polish jazz pianist and film music composer. He studied and worked as otolaryngologist. In fifties He started to play jazz. Because then jazz wasn't well perceived in Poland, during that time he started to use pseudonym Krzysztof Komeda.
In sixties he played in many europena countries. He also started to wrote music for films. Most famous are his compositions for Polanski's movies: "Knife in the Water", "Fearless Vampire Killers" and "Rosemary's Baby".
He died in Poland as a result of wrong treatment of haematoma.
"Astigmatic" is his best album. Recorded 5-7 december 1965 and released in 1966. Komeda's band was at this point was: Krzysztof Komeda (piano), Rune Carlson (drums), Gunter Lenz (double bass), Zbigniew Namysłowski (alto saxophone), Tomasz Stańko (trumpet).

Komeda's wiki page (in english)
official site (in english)

Some time ago I posted his music for "Rosemary's Baby".

Krzysztof Komeda "Astigmatic" [1966]

01. Astigmatic [23:10]
02. Kattorna [07:32]
03. Svantetic [16:00]
total [46:43]

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