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Wojciech Karolak

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Wojciech (Wojtek) Karolak (born on 28 May 1939 in Warsaw, Poland), is a notable Hammond B-3 organ player who refers to himself as "an United States jazz and rhythm and blues musician, born by mistake in Middle Europe." He has also played saxophone and piano professionally. In 1958, he started working with the band the Jazz Believers playing alto saxophone. The Jazz Believers consisted of the future top Polish jazz players, among them Andrzej Trzaskowski, Trafika Dzajant, Krzysztof Komeda (famed for writing music for Roman Polanski’s landmark film "Rosemary's Baby", and Jan Ptaszyn Wróblewski

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Article: Book Review

Komeda: A Private Life In Jazz

Read "Komeda: A Private Life In Jazz" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Komeda: A Private Life In Jazz Magdalena Grzebałkowska 456 Pages ISBN: 978 1 78179 945 1 Equinox Publishing2020 That it has taken over fifty years for the first English-language biography of Krzysztof Komeda to appear reflects the pianist/composer's underground status outside his native Poland. Yet no history of European ...

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Polish Jazz Guitar Master Jarek Smietana Passed Away On September 2, 2013

Polish Jazz Guitar Master Jarek Smietana Passed Away On September 2, 2013

Jaroslaw (Jarek) Smietana was born March 29, 1951 in Krakow, Poland. Jazz guitarist, composer and teacher. A graduate of Jazz and Popular Music faculty at The Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice (Panstwowa Wyzsza Szkola Muzyczna w Katowicach). During his successful career, Jarek Smietana has always been very active on the Polish Jazz scene. He ...

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Time Killers

Label: Universal Music Polska
Released: 1991

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A Softly Touch, And Go

Label: Universal Music Polska
Released: 1984

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Kalisz. X-Lecie Międzynarodowych Festiwali Pianistów Jazzowych

Label: Universal Music Polska
Released: 1983

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Easy!

Label: Universal Music Polska
Released: 1975

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Podróż Na Południe - Moving South

Label: Universal Music Polska
Released: 0

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Discopus Nr 1

Label: Universal Music Polska
Released: 0


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