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Tomasz Stańko - A Farewell To Maria [OST] (1994)

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Tomasz Stańko - A Farewell To Maria [OST] (1994)

Tomasz Stanko - A Farewell To Maria [OST] (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 248 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 98 MB | Covers - 20 MB
Genre: Contemporary Jazz, Soundtrack | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: GOWI Records (CDG 12)

This soundtrack to Filip Zylber's film made for Polish television is among composer and trumpeter Tomasz Stanko's greatest achievements; it puts him on a par - when it comes to film music at least - with his former boss, the late Krzysztof Komeda. Stanko composed for a sizable group here, his own quartet plus an additional five musicians and a string quintet. The set begins with the title theme as a leitmotif, with strings covering the backdrop and trumpet and soprano saxophones playing a noirish love theme, and then gives way after a few minutes to a very brief "Love Motive." This second section is merely an atmospheric foreshadowing of the only non-original piece of music in the work, a version of Gounod and Bach's hymn Ave Maria…

Tomasz Stańko - Tales For A Girl, 12, And A Shaky Chica (1991)

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Tomasz Stańko - Tales For A Girl, 12, And A Shaky Chica (1991)

Tomasz Stanko - Tales For A Girl, 12, And A Shaky Chica (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 235 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 111 MB | Covers - 23 MB
Genre: Avant-garde Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Jam Phonographic (JAM CD 0891)

This is Polish trumpeter and composer Tomasz Stanko at his most confounding. Paired with Janisz Skowron on synthesizer, Stanko claims that these pieces are nothing more than short little musical stories - not fully realized compositions, but sketches. That's reasonable enough, but when certain pieces - such as the opener - are nine minutes in length, that becomes somewhat tenuous as an explanation. The 12 pieces that make up this "suite," if indeed it can be called that, are ephemeral roots and seedlings of ideas not yet realized and not meant to be. This, too, is acceptable as a notion, but why record them? Perhaps Brian Eno can get away with nonsense like this since he's not - by his own admission - a musician, but Stanko is an ambitious talent, a sophisticated composer whose control over an ensemble brings out the sublime in them.

Tomasz Stanko - Leosia (1997)

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Tomasz Stanko - Leosia (1997)

Tomasz Stanko - Leosia (1997)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 312 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 147 MB | Covers - 18 MB
Genre: Contemporary Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: ECM Records (ECM 1603)

The second ECM album from this Polish-Swedish-British edition of the Tomasz Stanko Quartet follows the critically-heralded Matka Joanna. As Jazz Journal wrote, 'Trumpeter Stanko's vibrant breadth of tone and poetic feeling for cross-rhythmic drama are second to none.' Leosia marks a further progression, incorporating six first-rate Stanko compositions in his brooding 'Slavic' style, darker than the darkest Miles (and incorporating a tribute to Lautréamont, literature's Count of Darkness), as well as bracing and exploratory duo and trio improvisations, and solos of the higherst calibre by all concerned. The group has an unusual claim on idiomatic completeness; it seems to summarize, in highly original manner, many of the important developments of jazz of the last 30 years…

The Andrzej Trzaskowski Quintet - Polish Jazz Vol. 4 (1965) {2005 Polskie Radio}

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The Andrzej Trzaskowski Quintet - Polish Jazz Vol. 4 (1965) {2005 Polskie Radio}

The Andrzej Trzaskowski Quintet - Polish Jazz Vol. 4 (1965) {2005 Polskie Radio}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 275 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 110 mb
Genre: free jazz, hard bop

Polish Jazz Vol. 4 is a 1965 album by The Andrzej Trzaskowski Quintet, which featured Tomasz Stanko on trumpet and Janusz Muniak on saxophones. This was remastered and reissued in 2005 by Polskie Radio.

Tomasz Stanko Quartet - Matka Joanna (1995)

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Tomasz Stanko Quartet - Matka Joanna (1995)

Tomasz Stanko Quartet - Matka Joanna (1995)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 339 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 167 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Contemporary Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: ECM Records (ECM 1544)

With a nearly two decades separating Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko’s ECM debut, Balladyna, and Matka Joanna, his label follow-up as leader, it’s no wonder the two are so different. Taking Jerzy Kawalerowicz’s 1961 film Matka Joanna od Aniołów as its inspiration, the second draws from a palette of possession and temptation as grittily as its namesake’s B&W canvas.
Backed by pianist Bobo Stenson, bassist Anders Jormin, and drummer Tony Oxley (in a decidedly Christensenian mode), Stanko brings his pungent lyricism to bear across a swath of mountains and shadows that inhales cobwebs from a “Monastery In The Dark” and exhales the mummified sermons of its “Klostergeist”…

Tomasz Stańko - W Pałacu Prymasowskim (1983) [Reissue 2008]

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Tomasz Stańko - W Pałacu Prymasowskim (1983) [Reissue 2008]

Tomasz Stanko - W Palacu Prymasowskim (1983) [Reissue 2008]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 231 MB | Covers (19 MB) included
Genre: Avant-garde Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Anex (AN 219)

Polish jazz trumpeter honored for his long history as a major contributor to European jazz.
Jazz trumpeter Tomasz Stańko began his tenure as a major force in European free jazz in the early '60s with the formation of the quartet Jazz Darins in 1962 with Adam Makowicz. From 1963 to 1967 he played with Krzysztof Komeda in a group that revolutionized European jazz and made an impact across the Atlantic as well. Stańko also put in time with Andrzej Trzaskowski in the mid-'60s before leading his own quintet from 1968 to 1973. The Tomasz Stańko Quintet, which included Muniak and Zbigniew Seifert, garnered considerable critical acclaim, especially for their tribute to Komeda entitled Music for K…

Tomasz Stańko - Peyotl - Witkacy (1988) [Reissue 2004]

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Tomasz Stańko - Peyotl - Witkacy (1988) [Reissue 2004]

Tomasz Stanko - Peyotl - Witkacy (1988) [Reissue 2004]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 502 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 205 MB | Covers (17 MB) included
Genre: Avant-garde Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Polonia Records (СD 037&038)

This is probably the most significant recording by Polish trumpeter virtuoso / composer Tomasz Stanko, surely at least among his Polish recordings before his later ECM period. Following Mile Davis, Stanko switched to Jazz-Rock Fusion (albeit a decade later) and his 1980s output with his Freelectronic ensemble is radically different from the Free Jazz he played in the 1970s. This double album consists of one studio recording and one live recording, both expressing Stanko's power as a performer and a composer to the max. The studio album, which was compiled over a period of two years, presents music composed by Stanko at the period when he was experimenting with hallucinogens and was deeply influenced by the writings of the Polish mystic / philosopher / avant-garde artist Witkacy (Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz), who was also an early experimenter with drugs…

Tomasz Stańko - A i J (1985) [Reissue 1997]

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Tomasz Stańko - A i J (1985) [Reissue 1997]

Tomasz Stanko - A i J (1985) [Reissue 1997]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 253 MB | Covers (12 MB) included
Genre: Avant-garde Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Polonia Records (CD 103)

This magnificent album by Polish trumpeter/composer Tomasz Stanko includes the rest of the music recorded at the same session, which produced the superb "Music 81" album. As with all great and prophetic Jazz Masters, Stanko's music was evolving constantly and by the time this session was recorded in 1982, he was ready to leave behind the avant-garde/Free Jazz/experimental music, which dominated his first period (late 1960s to late 1970s) and gradually move forward towards new things, which would include mostly Jazz-Rock Fusion and Jazz-Electronic experiments, which of course were all as advanced and adventurous as anything else he made earlier. That second period, which lasted roughly the whole decade of the 1980s, is well documented by the albums released during that time, each and every one of them indisputably a masterpiece in retrospect…

Tomasz Stanko Quartet - Lontano (2006)

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Tomasz Stanko Quartet - Lontano (2006)

Tomasz Stanko Quartet - Lontano (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 367 MB | Covers - 106 MB
Genre: Avant-garde Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: ECM Records (ECM 1980, 9877380)

The change of direction on Lontano, the third release by Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko and his three young collaborators - Marcin Wasilewski (piano), Slawomir Kurkiewicz (bass), and Michal Miskiewicz (drums) - is startling. Whereas Soul of Things (2002) and Suspended Night (2004) focused on Stanko's increasing sense of balladry and structurally harmonic, assonant atmospheres, Lontano showcases a band confident enough after playing for five years to find real space for free improvisation. Recorded in the south of France instead of Oslo, producer Manfred Eicher works his name magic and allows stillness and silence to play as much a role as the performers engaging one another musically…

Tomasz Stańko - Bosonossa And Other Ballads (1993)

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Tomasz Stańko - Bosonossa And Other Ballads (1993)

Tomasz Stanko - Bosonossa And Other Ballads (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 325 MB | Covers (17 MB) included
Genre: Contemporary Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Gowi Records (CDG 08)

Polish trumpeter, bandleader, and composer Tomasz Stanko has created a ballads album worthy of the hearty approval of his former employer, Kryzsztof Pendereki. With the aid of pianist Bobo Stenson, bassist Anders Jormin, and drummer Tony Oxley, Stanko has composed and recorded a series of vanguard ballads that make full use of his tonal palette and chromatic invention. Stanko composes a great deal for film and here it shows with the lush textures, rich timbres, and angular sonances. The set opens with the glorious "Sunia," which features Stenson in an unusually aggressive mode, attacking the upper middle register with 16-note runs and turnarounds in the key signature before Stanko brings it back to earth, very slowly with a mournful wail with a hearty echo put on his trumpet…

Tomasz Stanko Quartet - Suspended Night (2004)

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Tomasz Stanko Quartet - Suspended Night (2004)

Tomasz Stanko Quartet - Suspended Night (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 363 MB | Covers - 40 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: ECM Records (ECM 1868)

When Tomasz Stanko first started working with a trio of Polish teenagers in 1994 - Marcin Wasilewski, piano; Slawomir Kurkiewicz, bass; Michal Miskiewicz, drums - on film projects and live gigs inside his native land, he might have glimpsed, but surely never fully conceived of, the sound that the quartet's relationship would offer a decade later. Suspended Night, on ECM, follows the hugely successful Soul of Things on the same label. It is only the second international offering from this group, but the flowering and maturation of this creative relationship are nothing if not utterly stunning. This ensemble has developed its own bravely compelling yet tonally accessible voice in articulating Stanko's unique compositional language; it is one that opens up the jazz tradition from the inside in startling and wonderful new directions…

Tomasz Stańko - Chameleon (1989) [Reissue 2006]

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Tomasz Stańko - Chameleon (1989) [Reissue 2006]

Tomasz Stanko - Chameleon (1989) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 326 MB | Covers (12 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Metal Mind Productions (MMP CD DG 0401)

This album's title is perhaps the most concise and precise description of its contents. With the 1970s behind him Polish trumpeter / composer Tomasz Stanko takes a sharp turn off the path he followed previously as the leader of the local Free Jazz/avant-garde scene and as other musicians before him (or like a chameleon) entered the world of Jazz-Rock Fusion. The album was recorded in Athens in 1982 and remained unreleased until 1989 (by that time Stanko was already moving to the next phase of his career), when it was finally released by a small independent Greek label. But chronologically this is the first recording of Stanko's 1980s "new" style, preceding "C.O.C.X."…

Tomasz Stańko - C.O.C.X. (1985) [Reissue 1997]

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Tomasz Stańko - C.O.C.X. (1985) [Reissue 1997]

Tomasz Stanko - C.O.C.X. (1985) [Reissue 1997]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 234 MB | Covers (8 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Polonia Records (Polonia CD 088)

C.O.C.X. That word not necessary conjures up images of relaxation, stress-relief or healthy living with no drugs nor booze - especially when you consider the date when this album was recorded (1983), which is probably somewhere around 'the darkest' period in Stanko's body of work. But - surprise surprise - the main promise of C.O.C.X. is just that - relaxation and stress-relief. Stanko's romantically rocking trumpet, Apostolis' guitar solos on their way from Greece to Jamaica, J.A Torress' Latin congas, Rek's swinging bass - all those integrands create an experience which tend to be everybody's favorite, even among the folks who are not especially keen on post-electric Miles grooves. For those times when you just want to be noncommittal about you music selection, that would be a perfect record to choose, especially in company of well chilled bottle of Pino Grigio or New Zeeland's Sauvignon Blanc.

Tomasz Stanko Septet - Litania: Music Of Krzysztof Komeda (1997)

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Tomasz Stanko Septet - Litania: Music Of Krzysztof Komeda (1997)

Tomasz Stanko Septet - Litania: Music Of Krzysztof Komeda (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 316 MB | Covers - 84 MB
Genre: Contemporary Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: ECM Records (ECM 1636)

Krzystof Komeda (1931-1969) was famous in Poland for writing over 40 film scores and for being one of the first modern jazz musicians, working as a pianist and composer. In his tribute to Komeda, trumpeter Tomasz Stanko and his sextet (which includes Bernt Rosengren and Joakim Milder on tenors; pianist Bobo Stenson; bassist Palle Danielsson; drummer Jon Christensen; and guest guitarist Terje Rypdal, who adds fire to two of the ten performances) interpret three of his film melodies (all from Roman Polanski films) and a few of his jazz compositions. The music is mostly episodic (particularly "Night-time, Daytime Requiem," which clocks in at 21:47), dark, and introspective. The emphasis is on the themes, and the variations stick mostly to the original mood…

Tomasz Stańko Quintet - Purple Sun (1973) [Reissue 2006]

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Tomasz Stańko Quintet - Purple Sun (1973) [Reissue 2006]

Tomasz Stanko Quintet - Purple Sun (1973) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 292 MB | Covers (18 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Milo Records (MR 003)

Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko is most probably country's best known jazz musician for some decades and prestigious ECM label in-house artist. Better known (especially outside of his homeland) from his ECM-sound recordings, in his early ears Stanko played quite different music. Started his career still at late 60s, Tomasz played with in Polish legend Komeda band, starting his career as leader in early 70s. "Purple Sun" is Stanko quintet third album recorded live in empty hall of Music School in Munich,Germany. All-Polish quartet is completed with German bassist Hans Hartmann here. Album contains four originals (twolong and two shorter pieces). Confusingly enough, "Purple Sun" is often classified in music media (partially Polish) as early example of Polish avant-garde jazz which it isn't…