Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Krzysztof Komeda - Live at the Jazz Jamboree Festival 1961 - 1967 (Polskie Nagrania, 2011)

Krzysztof Komeda - piano

Adam Skorupka (tracks: CD1: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) - bass
Janusz Kozłowski (tracks: CD1: 6; CD2: 1; CD3: 3, 4) - bass
Maciej Suzin (tracks: CD3: 1, 2) - bass
Roman Dyląg (tracks: CD1: 7, 8, 9; CD2: 2) - bass
Adam Jędrzejowski (tracks: CD1: 4, 5) - drums
Czesław Bartkowski (tracks: CD1: 6; CD3) - drums
Leszek Dudziak (tracks: CD1: 1, 2, 3) - drums
Rune Carlsson (tracks: CD1: 7, 8, 9; CD2) - drums
Jimmy Gourley (tracks: CD1: 4) - guitar
Bernt Rosengren (tracks: CD1: 5) - tenor saxophone
Michał Urbaniak (tracks: CD3) - tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
Tomasz Stańko (tracks: CD2; CD3) - trumpet
Jerzy Milian (tracks: CD1: 6) - vibraphone

Live at the Jazz Jamboree Festival 1961 - 1967 (Polskie Nagrania, 2011)

This is absolute and pure gem as far as Polish jazz is concerned. Dug out of Polskie Nagrania vaults it was released at the end of year 2011. It brings to us mind blowing music comprising live recordings of different bands all led by legendary pianist Krzysztof Komeda which played during Warsaw's legendary Jazz Jamboree Festival from 1961 to 1967. Musicians featured in these recordings are no less prominent. As Miles Komeda could pick up whom he wanted on Polish scene and abroad as evidenced by presence of some Scandinavian players as well. Only 2500 copies are available of this 3 CDs set making it on top of wanting list for any true Polish jazz lover...


Track listing:

CD 1
Krzysztof Komeda Trio (1961, 1962, 1964)
1. This Or This
2. My Ballad
3. Love For Sale
4. Three Little Words
5. An Oscar For Treadwell
6. Basin Street Blues
7. Ballet Etude I
8. Ballad For Bernt
9. Crazy Girl

CD 2
Krzysztof Komeda Quartet (1965, 1967)
1. Kattorna
2. Nighttime Daytime Requiem

CD 3
Krzysztof Komeda Quintet (1961, 1962, 1964)
1. Ballad (z filmu "Nóz w wodzie"/from the movie "Knife in the Water")
2. Alea
zapowiedz / announcement
3. Sophia's Tune
4. Svantetic

By Maciej Nowotny
http://kochamjazz.blox.pl

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