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Leszek Mozdzer: Komeda

Read "Komeda" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Krzysztof Komeda, the Polish musician and composer who died, age 38, in 1969, was a key figure in the emergence of European jazz, and remains a major source of inspiration for musicians across the continent. On Komeda, his ACT solo album debut, pianist Leszek Możdżer pays his own beautifully crafted tribute to his fellow countryman.

Komeda Project: Requiem

Read "Requiem" reviewed by Stuart Broomer

Krzysztof Komeda is a figure of immense significance in Polish jazz, in effect the musician who both gave it its original authentic voice and marked its place in the world. In the 15 years before his death in 1969, Komeda was active as bandleader and film composer, scoring films by Roman Polanski like Two Men and ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Komeda Project Interviewed at AAJ

Komeda Project Interviewed at AAJ

Komeda Project is dedicated to the music of the great Polish composer Krzysztof Komeda. Komeda died young--days before his 38th birthday. During his relatively short life, he composed numerous film scores and jazz tunes and was responsible for the seminal album Astigmatic (Muza Records, 1965)--one of Jazzwise Magazine's “100 Jazz Albums that Shook the World." It ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Komeda Project: Bringing New Life to a Legend

Read "Komeda Project: Bringing New Life to a Legend" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Komeda Project is dedicated to the music of the great Polish composer Krzysztof Komeda. Komeda died young--days before his 38th birthday. During his relatively short life, he composed numerous film scores and jazz tunes and was responsible for the seminal album Astigmatic (Muza Records, 1965)--one of Jazzwise Magazine's “100 Jazz Albums that Shook the World." It ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Komeda Project: Requiem

Read "Requiem" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

A tre anni dal debutto discografico con Crazy Girl, il Komeda Project del sassofonista Krzysztof Medyna e del pianista Andrzej Winnicki pubblica un secondo volume reinterpretando altre significative opere del compositore polacco. Com'è noto, quest'ultimo non è stato solo l'autore delle musiche dei film di Roman Polanski ma uno dei protagonisti della scena jazzistica europea a cavallo tra hard-bop e ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Komeda Project: Requiem

Read "Requiem" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Komeda Project's Requiem is released 40 years after the untimely death of the great Polish composer and pianist Krzysztof Komeda, best known for his original soundtracks to Roman Polanski's films Knife in the Water and Rosemary's Baby, as well as his work with great Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko. The European-American Komeda ensemble--pianist/arranger Andrzej Winnicki, trumpeter Russ ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Komeda Project: Requiem

Read "Requiem" reviewed by Chris May

Despite the snowballing emergence of European jazz musicians on the world stage, relatively few European jazz composers have, in 2009, made it into the global repertory, which continues to be dominated by American voices. Perhaps it always will be, and perhaps local singularities--Italian or British or Scandinavian or whatever--are in any case better treasured, rather than ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Komeda Project: Requiem

Read "Requiem" reviewed by Budd Kopman

With the magnificent Requiem, pianist Andrzej Winnicki and saxophonist Krzysztof Medyna solidify and enhance their reputations as the prime promoters of the essential music of the Polish pianist and composer Krzysztof Komeda (1931-1969). Komeda is widely recognized as the founder of modern Polish, and in a wider sense, European modern jazz. That he worked in Poland ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Komeda Project: Requiem

Read "Requiem" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

There's an awareness which is located deep within human nature that we're subject to both positive feelings as well as destructive impulses: Love and death, Eros and Thanatos, exist side by side. All great art is a mirror of the human condition and nobody understood better than the Polish composer and pianist Krzysztof Komeda that life ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Komeda Project Returns with Scott Colley and Nasheet Waits For Requiem, a Contemporary Tribute to the Music of Renowned Polish Composer/Pianist Krzysztof Komeda 40 Years After His Death

Komeda Project Returns with Scott Colley and Nasheet Waits For Requiem, a Contemporary Tribute to the Music of Renowned Polish Composer/Pianist Krzysztof Komeda 40 Years After His Death

"…this is a jazz album, and what matters is how these musicians make Komeda's music their own. Russ Johnson's trumpet work is creative and diverse. Krzysztof Medyna is a powerful, hair-raising reed player. Pianist Andrzej Winnicki plays solos made of sudden shifts that all cohere…" — Thomas Conrad, Stereophile (review of group’s debut Crazy Girl)

"Andrzej's ...