The legendary record label has been with us for half a century now. Today we take a look at the Polish musicians who have been recording for ECM.
A doctor by training, Komeda invented modern jazz in Poland in the 50s, when the country was completely isolated from Western music, and was on the verge of international recognition with his compositions for Roman Polański’s early films.
Polish outstanding trumpeter Tomasz Stańko, who recently passed away, set an example not only for musicians, New York Times jazz music critic Ben Ratliff has told PAP.
Known for his exciting avant-garde style, coupled with a haunting tonal-poetry, few could match Stańko when it came to uniqueness.