Krzysztof Komeda

Krzysztof Komeda

Real Name:
Krzysztof Trzciński
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Polish jazz pianist and composer of film music, by profession a doctor of laryngology.

Born: 27 April 1931 in Poznań, Poland.
Died: 23 April 1969 in Warsaw, Poland (aged 37).

The precursor of modern jazz in Poland, Komeda is mostly known for soundtracks for over 60 films, including these by Roman Polanski: "Knife In Water" (1962), "Disgust" (1965), "The Trap" (1966), and "Rosemary's Baby" (1968). Recognized as a father of modern Polish jazz he worked with numbers of musicians such as Jerzy Milian, Tomasz Stańko, and Jan Ptaszyn Wróblewski.

In December 1968, whilst in Los Angeles, Komeda had a tragic accident which led to a haematoma of the brain. He was pushed off an escarpment by writer Marek Hłasko during a drinking party. Medical treatment in the US hospital did not save his life, and after having been transported home to Poland in a coma and in terminal state, he died.

He was married to Zofia Komeda Trzcińska.
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Krzysztof Komeda Discography

Albums

Krzysztof Komeda Ballet Etudes/The Music Of Komeda - A Jazz Message From Poland Presented By An International Quintet (Album) Metronome Denmark 1963 Sell This Version
Krzysztof Komeda Meine Süsse Europäische Heimat - Dichtung Und Jazz Aus Polen (Album) Columbia Germany 1967 Sell This Version
Christopher Komeda* Rosemary's Baby (Music From The Motion Picture Score) (Album) Dot Records, Dot Records UK 1968 Sell This Version
Polonia CD 130 & 131 Krzysztof Komeda Live at Jazz Jamboree 1962 & 1964(2xCD) Polonia Records Polonia CD 130 & 131 Poland 1988 Sell This Version
Krzysztof Komeda Live In Copenhagen Vol. 1 (Album) Agencja Artystyczna MTJ Poland 1994 Sell This Version
021 Krzysztof Komeda Live In Copenhagen Vol. 2(Cass, Album) Agencja Artystyczna MTJ 021 Poland 1994 Sell This Version
Krzysztof Komeda Astigmatic Live (Album) Polonia Records Poland 1995 Sell This Version
Krzysztof Komeda Ballet Etudes (Album) Polonia Records Poland 1995 Sell This Version
Polonia CD 085 Krzysztof Komeda Sopot Jazz Festival 1956 & 1957(CD) Polonia Records Polonia CD 085 Poland 1996 Sell This Version
Komeda*, Stańko*, Namysłowski*, Lenz* Komeda*, Stańko*, Namysłowski*, Lenz* - Astigmatic (Album) Polonia Records Poland 1998 Sell This Version
Krzysztof Komeda Film Music - Wyrok (Album) Polonia Records Poland 1998 Sell This Version
PB 00169 Krzysztof Komeda Roman Two(CD, Album, Enh) Power Bros Records PB 00169 Poland 1998 Sell This Version
PB 00171 Krzysztof Komeda What's Up Mr.Basie(CD, Album, Enh) Power Bros Records PB 00171 Poland 1998 Sell This Version
POLONIA CD 169 Krzysztof Komeda The RCA Session(CD, Album) Polonia Records POLONIA CD 169 Poland 1998 Sell This Version
MC130 Krzysztof Komeda Live At The Jazz Jamboree 1962(Cass, Album) Polonia Records MC130 Poland 1998 Sell This Version
PBk 023 Krzysztof Komeda Ballet Etudes / Breakfast At Tiffany's(Cass) Power Bros Records PBk 023 Poland 1998 Sell This Version
POLONIA CD 125 Krzysztof Komeda Private Conversation(CD, Album) Polonia Records POLONIA CD 125 Poland 1998 Sell This Version
Krzysztof Komeda Le Départ (Bande Originale Du Film De Jerzy Skolimowski) (Album) Volcano (3) Japan 1999 Sell This Version
Krzysztof Komeda Cul-De-Sac (Original Soundtrack) (MiniAlbum) Harkit Records UK 2002 Sell This Version
PB 00185 Krzysztof Komeda Ballads(CD, Album) Power Bros Records PB 00185 Poland 2004 Sell This Version
Krzysztof Komeda The Fearless Vampire Killers - OR: Pardon Me, But Your Teeth Are In My Neck (Original Soundtrack) (Album) Harkit Records UK 2005 Sell This Version
ACMEM238CD Krzysztof Komeda Knife In The Water (Music From The Roman Polanski Film)(CD) Él ACMEM238CD UK 2012 Sell This Version
PRCD 1939 Krzysztof Komeda Trzciński* Litania Krzysztof Komeda W Polskim Radiu 07(CD, Album, RE, RM) Polskie Radio PRCD 1939 Poland 2016 Sell This Version
PRSX 1951 Krzysztof Komeda Krzysztof Komeda Trzciński w Radiu(LP, Mono, RE) Polskie Radio PRSX 1951 Poland 2016 Sell This Version
025 Krzysztof Komeda Live At Jazz Jamboree Festival Vol. 3(Cass, Album) Agencja Artystyczna MTJ 025 Poland Unknown Sell This Version