31st Vilnius Jazz Festival. 11-14 October, 2018

Komeda’s Incarnations

Poland-Lithuania

Dainius Pulauskas Acoustic Group (Lithuania)

Dainius Pulauskas - p
Valerijus Ramoška - tp, flgh
Liutauras Janušaitis - ts, fl
Arman Isojan - db
Augustas Baronas - dr
guests:
Emose Uhunmwangho - voc
Łukasz Lach - voc
James Morton - as

 A Celebration of Krzysztof Komeda’s World
"The 3 Sounds of Komeda"

A half century after the death of the iconic Polish composer, national jazz hero and the biggest name in polish jazz history, Polish and Lithuanian artists tell the full story of Komeda’s life, music and legacy, with a stunning visual backdrop of rare and archive movie clips and interviews with his collaborators and family.

Krzysztof Komeda is an iconic figure in Polish contemporary culture, renowned internationally for the music that was integral to the evolution of Polish cinema in the 60s including landmark films by Polanski and Wajda, Knife in the Water, Cul de Sac, Rosemary’s Baby, The Fearless Vampire Killers, Innocents and Sorcerers amongst them. He is equally respected for his contribution, as pianist and composer, at a time where European jazz was creating a language of its own, with his 1965 album Astigmatic viewed as a major game-changer.

Komeda’s album Astigmatic (1965) is widely regarded as one of the most important European jazz albums; British critic Stuart Nicholson describes the album as "marking a shift away from the dominant American approach with the emergence of a specific European aesthetic."

Vilnius Jazz'2018

Nate Wooley’s Knknighgh Quartet

USA

Alexander Hawkins - Sofia Jernberg

UK-Sweden

Vincent Courtois

France

Brian Marsella Trio

USA

Ping Machine

France

Reinless

Lithuania

Komeda’s Incarnations

Poland-Lithuania

Shai Maestro Trio

Israel

 
Vilnius Jazz Young Power 2018

Parxess 600

Lithuania

D.Jūrevičius Group

Lithuania

Dushna

Lithuania

Dvi iš Jos

Lithuania

 
Vilnius Jazz Young Power 2018 Guests

Džiazlaif

Lithuania