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Komeda Project

“An innovator with a complex of tradition, romanticist expressing himself in the contemporary idiom, poet of piano - this was Krzysztof Komeda, one of those musicians who have widened the essence of jazz”*.


Plenty has been written about European musicians approaching the American jazz tradition; it's far rarer to hear about American musicians bringing their heritage to distinctly European projects. Capitalizing on the critical acclaim for its debut Crazy Girl, pianist/composer/arranger Andrzej Winnicki and saxophonist Krzysztof Medyna - the driving force behind Komeda Project - bring trumpeter Russ Johnson back for their new CD Requiem

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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.

Requiem

Label: WM Records
Released: 2010
Track listing: Night-time, Daytime Requiem (Part 1-3); Ballad for Bernt; Dirge for Europe; Astigmatic; Elutka; Prayer and Question; Litania; Anubis.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

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 ...

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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: INTERVIEW

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: ALBUM 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 ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM 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 ...

Requiem

Label: WM Records
Released: 2009
Track listing: Night-time, Daytime Requiem (Part 1-3); Ballad for Bernt; Dirge for Europe; Astigmatic; Elutka; Prayer and Question; Litania; Anubis.

ARTICLE: ALBUM 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 ...


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