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Thus, to listen to Komeda is to discover a world of notes in the space between chords, a structure in silence and a musical image that is able to contain almost everything precisely because it is nearly nothing. Search Musicians by name. Sign in or sign up to build your personalized All About Jazz experience! Art Tatum – piano.

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Albert Berjt – saxophone, tenor. 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.

The influence of Basie is also evident in the piano playing of Komeda. Basie and Bach Even though Komeda’s compositions expressed a desire to expand the understanding of group interaction and the fixture hallad form, he was still deeply influenced by tradition in jazz as well as in classical music.

Ballad For Bernt

Album Showcase Buy Now. The soothing voice of a single chord is in direct correspondence with the polyphony of different musical voices shouting against one another. Membership has its privileges.


Two influences, which might seem as far as one could possibly get from each other, are merged in the musical universe of Komeda: Get Jazz Near You A weekly events guide. Thus, the ambiguous nature of Komeda’s music is carried out perfectly and yet something is missing: Quotations are taken from the liner notes to Litania. For Pros Sign in or sign up to upload your events.

Environmental Action Figure by Franz A. Their presence can be felt gor the compositions: Like a wave that suddenly rises out of a calm ocean as the picture on the album cover shows. Help us identify the world’s top jazz venues.

Like Basie, Komeda prefers the light touch of a feather to a dense layer of chords. European Jazz – Tales of Etruscan This is true whether the emphasis is on the more quiet moments or the intense outbursts of energy. 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.

To grasp the full range of his artistry it is necessary to go back to his records. If anything, it’s inspired by the avant-garde phase of Coltrane’s work.

Sign in Sign up Email address. Speaking of Komeda’s ability as a director of music, Adams Slawinski says: To listen to Komeda is to discover a world of notes in the space between chords, a structure in silence, a musical image that is able betnt contain almost everything precisely because it is nearly nothing.


After the stating of the theme, silence sets in with the buzzing sound of a bowed bass and Komeda’s crystalline chords spread out like broken glass on a cold pavement.

Krzysztof Komeda (1931-1969)

It starts out with the cacophonic roars of saxophonists Zbigniew Namyslowski and Michael Urbaniak whose screams break through the opening silence to form an bernr theme that is repeated at various stages throughout the lengthy composition.

It’s actually very logical. The music on Astigmatic is played by a quintet consisting of trumpeter Tomasz Stanko, alto saxophonist Zbigniew Namyslowski, bassist Gunter Lenz and drummer Rune Carlsson who all join the leader.

Featured Musician Walter Gorra piano. Indeed, it’s hard to underestimate the influence of the album not only on Polish jazz but European jazz in general. As a whole, Litania manages to convey the beauty and complexity fot Komeda’s compositions.

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If you shop at any of the stores below, please bal,ad your purchase from All About Jazz. Knife In The Water In reality, the two aspects of his work are not to be separated. To this day, the influence of Polish composer and pianist Krzysztof Komeda – piano.

Tomasz Stanko – trumpet.