Joachim Kühn

Komeda - Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic XIV - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Kat Nr.: ACT 9972-2
  • Barcode: 614427997227
  • VÖ. Deutschland: 30.06.2023
  • Genre: Piano Jazz, Jazz

He wrote the soundtracks for film classics such as "Dance of the Vampires" and "Rosemary's Baby", and made jazz respectable in his home country of Poland: The pianist and composer Krzysztof Komeda is one of the most influential musicians of European jazz. His work continues to have an impact to this day. In "Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic" Joachim Kühn recalls this legend - solo, with his New Trio and the Polish Atom String Quartet. A homage...

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Krzysztof Komeda has legendary status in Polish jazz, and was also one of the pioneers of European jazz. His wider fame resides largely in his work as a film composer – he wrote the soundtracks for all of Roman Polanski’s early films, notably "Dance of the Vampires" and "Rosemary's Baby". Komeda died in 1969, tragically early, at the age of just 37, but left a hugely influential body of work. Joachim Kühn, now a jazz piano icon in his own right, is a great admirer of Komeda, whom he met in person in Warsaw in 1965. As part of the Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic concert series, curated by Siggi Loch, he performed a major tribute concert to him on 14 October 2022, at which he played in three formats: solo piano, with his New Trio, and alongside Poland’s Atom String Quartet.Komeda may not be particularly well-known outside...


Joachim Kühn / piano
Chris Jennings / bass
Eric Schaefer / drums

Atom String Quartet
Dawid Lubowicz / violin
Mateusz Smoczyński / violin, baritone violin
Michał Zaborski / viola
Krzysztof Lenczowski / cello


Recorded live in concert by Thomas Schöttl at Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic, Kammermusiksaal, October 14, 2022
Mixed and mastered by Klaus Scheuermann
Produced by Joachim Kühn
Curated by Siggi Loch

Cover art by Shoshu