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Krzysztof Komeda: Poet of the Piano

There is a particular strong moment on “Astigmatic” where the naked sound of Namyslowski’s saxophone calls out in the darkness before it’s woven into the ever-changing web of the musical pattern. It starts out with the cacophonic roars of saxophonists Zbigniew Namyslowski and Michael Urbaniak whose screams break through the opening silence to form an untraditional theme that is repeated at various stages throughout the lengthy composition.


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He was a musical chameleon and yet he formed his own unique approach to the piano, a poetics based on the silence and space of the notes and an emphasis on empathetic restraint that unfortunately made some people believe that he wasn’t that accomplished a pianist.

Like Basie, Komeda prefers the light touch of a feather to a dense layer of chords. First name and Last name. Astigmatic While “Night-time, Daytime Requiem” belongs in the canon of Komeda’s compositions, the single most important collection of his works is Astigmatic.

According to Manfred Eicher, the purpose of the album was to look “into the shadows and the darker side of compositions like ‘Litania’ and ‘Requiem. Rather than playing fast and with many notes, he strategically places his chords and adds nuance and colour to the touch while keeping the feeling of swing, the rhythmic breathing of time.

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Search Albums by title. But if you look into the score you can see that the melodies and the balad really dictate the emotional content of the music.

After the stating of the theme, silence sets in with the buzzing sound of a bowed bass and Komeda’s crystalline chords spread out like broken glass on a cold pavement. My advice to new listeners: Tomasz Stanko – trumpet. Press Release Distribution Sign in or bqllad up to upload your press release. Help us identify the world’s top jazz venues.

Count Basie – piano. Membership has its privileges. Indeed, it’s hard to underestimate the influence of the album not only ballas Polish jazz but European jazz in general. When you do, All About Jazz will receive a sales commission. Membership has its privileges! Thanks for joining the All About Jazz community!


As Andrzej Schmidt writes in the notes to the album, Crazy Girl: Like a wave that suddenly rises out of a calm ocean as the picture on the album cover shows. Look for it, then click the link to activate your account. Jazz Story I love jazz because it gives me freedom of mind. This is true whether the emphasis is on the more quiet moments or the intense outbursts of energy.

Review our musician toolkit page. Balla better wines for less money at nakedwines. Read on to view our project ideas While Komeda’s sound certainly is closely related to the ethereal, brooding lyricism that can be found on Litaniahis musical palette was much broader than the ror of Stenson may lead one to balllad.

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Krzysztof Komeda: Poet of the Piano

While Bobo Stenson is an inventive balad in his own right, he is hardly a substitute for the idiosyncratic playing of Komeda, which gives his compositions their distinctive colour and mood. For Pros Sign in or sign up to upload and share your publicity or live event photos. Sign in or sign up to upload and share your publicity or live event photos. Charlie Parker – saxophone, alto.

Simply put, Astigmatic is berbt sound of jazz reinventing itself, finding a new form to express the musical aims of the composer. Komeda was so infatuated with Rosengren’s playing that he named a composition after him, the yarning “Ballad for Bernt” whose undiminished passion is revisited on the album with Rosengren giving a masterful interpretation of the instantly recognizable melody.