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Christopher Komeda's big time began back at the time of the I Sopot Jazz Festival in August 1956, but his ties with music were much older. Born in Poznan in 1931 he took piano lessons since his childhood and his first dreams were to be a famous virtuoso. They were no daydreams for at the age of eight he started at the Poznan conservatory. But the war upset his plans. During the war and later, until 1950 he continued to study the piano and theory but he was aware the six years were actually lost. Having graduated from secondary school he had to make up his mind as to his further studies. He wanted to have an exciting job and so he became an M


Article: Interview

Tomasz Dąbrowski: Elevating Jazz Storytelling

Read "Tomasz Dąbrowski: Elevating Jazz Storytelling" reviewed by Matthew Vasiliauskas

Joseph Stalin famously said, “Music's a good thing. It calms the beast in the man." For Stalin though, not all music produced peace and serenity. In his eyes, certain types of music could just as easily act as the beast itself; ready to attack and tear apart the society around it. Perhaps the form of music ...


Article: Book Review

Desperado: An Autobiography

Read "Desperado: An Autobiography" reviewed by Andrew Hunter

Desperado: an Autobiography Tomasz Stanko 345 Pages ISBN: # 978 1 80050 222 2 Equinox Publishing Ltd2010 Tomasz Stanko; let us begin at the end. When Stanko died of lung cancer in 2018 aged 76, he left behind him a discography of forty records as a leader as well ...


Article: Album Review

Funkwrench Blues: Soundtrack For A Film Without Pictures

Read "Soundtrack For A Film Without Pictures" reviewed by Chris May

Once upon a time it was hard to walk into an arthouse cinema without bumping into a jazz soundtrack. Miles Davis' for Louis Malle's Ascenseur Pour L'échafaud (1958), Charles Mingus' for John Cassavetes' Shadows (1959), Krzysztof Komeda's for Roman Polanski's Knife In The Water (1962) were among a legion of similarly inclined endeavours. ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Ingrid Laubrock, Mario Costa, Ivo Perelman / Matthew Shipp / Jeff Cosgrove

Read "Ingrid Laubrock, Mario Costa, Ivo Perelman / Matthew Shipp / Jeff Cosgrove" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

This show is the 1,300th edition of One Man's Jazz since it debuted back in May 1999 one sunny Saturday afternoon in the studios of CKUW FM in Winnipeg. How the content has changed since then! More avant-garde, more international players, more intense, but still a joy to put together. Ordinarily I would have done some ...


News: Education

200 Jazz Compositions Inspired By Don Quixote As Research Identifies

200 Jazz Compositions Inspired By Don Quixote As Research Identifies

In its December 2022 issue, the academic journal Anales Cervantinos, edited by the Spanish National Research Council CSIC (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas), includes an article that reveals the formidable influence that Miguel de Cervantes's masterpiece Don Quixote has had in jazz history. In the study entitled “Don Quixote's Adventures in the World of Jazz: 200 ...


Article: Album Review

Espen Eriksen Trio featuring Andy Sheppard: In The Mountains

Read "In The Mountains" reviewed by John Eyles

Formed in 2007, with personnel which has remained unchanged since, the Espen Eriksen Trio released its first Rune Grammofon album, You Had Me At Goodbye, in 2010. Since then, they have regularly released albums on the label, the most recent being End of Summer (2020). Prior to the current release, their only album which did not ...


Article: Building a Jazz Library

From George Coleman to Meeco: Ten Overlooked Classics

Read "From George Coleman to Meeco: Ten Overlooked Classics" reviewed by Chris May

The only thread running through this installment of Building A Jazz Library is that of unsung quality. No particular artist is spotlighted, nor any particular genre. There are simply ten, randomly selected albums, recorded in the US and Europe between 1953 and 2021, which show jazz off at its finest, but which, for one reason or ...


Article: Live Review

Live From The Blue Note Jazz Club: Jan ‘Ptaszyn’ Wróblewski, Michel Korb, Felix Robin, Dawid Tokłowicz, Nata & Evgeny

Read "Live From The Blue Note Jazz Club: Jan ‘Ptaszyn’ Wróblewski, Michel Korb, Felix Robin, Dawid Tokłowicz, Nata & Evgeny" reviewed by Martin Longley

Jan 'Ptaszyn' Wróblewski Blue Note Jazz Club Poznań, Poland August 31, 2021 Although not acknowledged on the main Blue Note website, along with the clubs in New York City, Tokyo, Hawaii, Milan and Rio De Janeiro, there has been a low-key acknowledgement of this Polish outpost's ...


Article: Interview

Roberto Magris: "Il jazz è un veicolo per contenuti elevati"

Read "Roberto Magris: "Il jazz è un veicolo per contenuti elevati"" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Nato a Trieste nel 1959, Roberto Magris è dai primi anni ottanta uno dei jazzmen italiani più attivi all'estero, tra i pochissimi a collaborare con i musicisti dell'Est Europa quando esisteva ancora la cosiddetta “cortina di ferro." Dei suoi organici ricordiamo il MUH trio, il Gruppo Jazz Marca, l'Europlane Orchestra, il DMA Urban Jazz Funk e ...


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